What If My AirPods Get Stolen?

That said, if one of your two AirPods is lost or stolen, Apple says you’ll be able to buy just one.

Until Apple creates some kind of Touch ID for your ears, you’ll have very few security measures to ensure your AirPods don’t get lost or stolen.

Can you track AirPods 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.

What to do if your 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.

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 stolen 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 someone use stolen AirPods?

Yes.! If the complete set is stolen, it can be used easily. There’s a pair button in the Airpods Case that allow others to connect with the Airpods. Once stolen and out of your phone’s range it can be easily used by other.

Can I track my AirPods if someone else is connected to 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 AirPods be tracked by serial number?

When your AirPods are connected to your iPhone or iPad, you can find the serial number in Settings > General > About > AirPods. Just be sure not to press the button on the case, otherwise you’ll lose the serial number.

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.)

Are AirPods trackable?

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 do I make my AirPods untraceable?

How to Factory Reset AirPods

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