What Happens If My AirPods Are Stolen?

Can AirPods be tracked if stolen?

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 AirPods be reset if stolen?

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.

Does Apple replace lost AirPods?

The Apple Limited Warranty covers a defective battery, but it doesn’t cover wear from normal use. If your AirPods or Charging Case get damaged accidentally, you can replace the damaged item for an out-of-warranty fee. If you lose an AirPod or your Charging Case, we can replace your lost item for a fee.

Can AirPods be tracked?

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.

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 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.

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.

Can someone use your AirPods if you lose them?

You might think a thief can’t use your AirPods if you still have the charging case. That makes sense since the thief needs to return your AirPods to the case in order to pair them to a new iPhone. However, they can still use any other AirPod case to do this.

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 you track 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.

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”.

Can someone use my AirPods if stolen?

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 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 Apple track 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.