Quick Answer: Can I Use Stolen AirPods?

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Can you find stolen AirPods?

If your AirPods are offline

If your AirPods do come back online, you’ll get a notification on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you use them with. Find My is the only way that you can track or locate a lost or missing device. There is no other Apple service that can find, track, or otherwise flag your device for you.

Can someone else connect to my AirPods?

Yes, it is absolutely possible to use someone else’s AirPods. The issue you’ll need to deal with is pairing. When AirPods are paired, they become “X person’s AirPods” and that’s how they show up in your device list. If you take “X’s” AirPods and use them with your device, they’ll be renamed as “Y Person’s AirPods”.

Can Reset AirPods be tracked?

The person may have reset them, but even if they didn’t you wouldn’t get any location updates unless the thief walked by and remained in range of your device long enough for the AirPods to pair. The reset doesn’t change the identity of the bluetooth module so that may have nothing to do with locating them, either.

How do you know if your AirPods are stolen?

Check If Your Airpods Were Stolen

  • Start the Find my iPhone app on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Use your Apple ID and passcode to log in.
  • Select your AIrpods.
  • The blue dot will show you your location (from the device you’re using at the moment).

What to do if your AirPods are stolen?

Apple says that if AirPods are lost or stolen, you’ll have to buy new ones, just like any other Apple product. There’s no anti-theft measures in place to protect your shiny wireless earbuds. That said, if one of your two AirPods is lost or stolen, Apple says you’ll be able to buy just one.

How do you find your AirPods if they are offline?

Step 1: Open the Find my iPhone app and tap on the AirPods from the list. Step 2: If they’re showing a grey dot, this means they’re offline. But you’ll still be able to see the last location on the map. You can tap on the Car button to navigate to their last known location.

How do I make my AirPods untraceable?

How to Factory Reset AirPods

  1. Put your AirPods in their case—keep the lid open.
  2. Hold the button on the back, as shown above, for three to five seconds until the amber light blinks three times.
  3. Close the lid.
  4. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth > AirPods and Forget This Device, as shown below.

How do I remove someone from my AirPods?

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the “i” icon next to your AirPods. Then tap Forget This Device, and tap again to confirm.

Can someone renamed my AirPods?

Apple will assign a default name to your AirPods the first time you pair them with your iPhone. If you want to give them a different name, though, you can change it at any time.

Can you track AirPods with serial number?

The serial number* is on the underside of the lid: If your AirPods are connected to your iOS device, you can also go to Settings > General > About > AirPods for the serial number: If you don’t have your charging case, but you have the original packaging, you can find the serial number next to the barcode.

How far can AirPods be tracked?

So when you lose your AirPods and one or both are out of the case, you can use Find My to locate your AirPods when they are in Bluetooth range of any iDevice signed in with the same Apple ID (around 10 meters or 30 feet.)

Can you track your AirPods?

To track your AirPods, you can do so via either iCloud.com or the “Find iPhone” app on iPad and iPhone. To use the feature, open the Find iPhone app and look for “AirPods” in your list of devices. From there, you can see where your AirPods are located on a map and in relation to your other Apple products.

Does resetting AirPods Remove from iCloud?

Your AirPods are now reset and will no longer recognize your device or any devices tied to your iCloud account. This could be super handy if you’re selling or handing down your AirPods, for example.

Can Apple replace stolen AirPods?

And if you lose an AirPod or your charging case, we can replace your lost item for a fee. Apple is also charging $69 to replace a single AirPod if you happen to lose one, and the same price for a lost charging case, which was a big topic conversation when Apple first unveiled the new cord-free earbuds.