How Do You Know If Your AirPods Are Stolen?

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Can I find my AirPods if they 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.

Can I find my AirPods if someone resets them?

Unfortunately, you can’t use Find My to track your AirPods if they were in the charging case when someone stole them. This is because they don’t maintain an active connection to your device while in the case, to conserve battery life.

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.

Can you track AirPods with a 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.

Can stolen AirPods be reset?

But what if your Airpods get lost, or worse, stolen? Well, if the thief has an iPhone, iPad or Mac they can easily reset the product and make it their own. Unfortunately, there’s no way you can block your lost or stolen Airpods as they’re not connected to Wi-Fi. If you’re lucky enough you might be able locate them.

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.

Can someone else use 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”.

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 I use AirPods that I found?

Yes you can keep it, there is no locking mechanism or software for AirPods (at least, not yet). If you want to pair it, simply put the AirPods into pairing mode (you press and hold the power button on the AirPods) and go to your iPhones settings and click on Bluetooth and there you can connect the AirPods.

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.

Can fake AirPods have real serial numbers?

The best way of spotting a fake AirPods is by matching the serial number on Apple’s website. In case you aren’t able to see those tiny letters, you can also find out the serial number by connecting your AirPods to your iPhone and navigating to Settings > General > About > AirPods.

How do I force an AirPods to reset?

Press and hold the button on the back of the case for at least 15 seconds. The case’s internal light between the AirPods will flash white and then amber, indicating the AirPods have reset.

Can I find my AirPods if they are dead?

There’s one important thing to know before you get started: This feature will not work if your AirPods are dead, out of range, or if they’re in their case with the lid closed. However, it may be possible to use the app to track down your AirPods inside their charging case, so long as it’s left open.

Why do my AirPods say no location found?

If the AirPods are out of range of your device, are in the AirPod case, or are out of battery power, they’ll appear as “Offline” instead. If your AirPods are offline for whatever reason, you can tap them and you may be able to see their last known location.

Does Find My iPhone track AirPods or the case?

So if you select your AirPods in Find My iPhone, the location of the case will be displayed. If you have Find My iPhone activated for your iPhone, it will also be available for your AirPods. However, otherwise they will not show up in the app and you will not be able to track their location.