However, they can still use any other AirPod case to do this.
You may not realize it, but your AirPods work with any charging case—provided you use a Pro case for AirPods Pro.
So, if a thief stole your AirPods, they can still connect them to another iPhone using a different AirPod charging case.
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. If you take “X’s” AirPods and use them with your device, they’ll be renamed as “Y Person’s AirPods”. They’ll work fine for you, but “X’s” device won’t “see” them and automatically pair with them anymore.
What to do if my AirPods are stolen?
So if your AirPods are lost, out of their case, and somewhere close by, you can use Find My iPhone to find them again. If your AirPods are out of range of all of your devices, need to charge, or are in the AirPod Case, Find My iPhone can still help by showing the time and location where they were last connected.
How do I get my AirPods off someone elses phone?
With the AirPods in the case and the lid open, hold the button on the back until the light between the AirPods flashes white. This resets the AirPods to factory settings. Remove the AirPods from your Bluetooth settings as other commenters have said and re-pair them with your phone.
Will I get notified if someone uses my 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.
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.)