What to do if you lose your AirPods

AirPods are ones that we always carry with us due to their small size and that are great when we are on the train, bus or for a walk and you want to isolate yourself from the world and listen to your favorite music or podcasts. However, due to their size, they are one of the devices that we can most lose today. In this article, we are going to discuss some solutions.

Search my Iphone

Apple includes several native options to find Apple devices. Therefore, in the event that you cannot find your AirPods, you can quickly go to the search application. Then you have to follow the following steps:

  1. Open the said application “Look for” on your Apple device or go to iCloud.com from a web browser.
  2. Select the tab “Devices” and select the AirPods.
  3. On the map, you will be shown the ulocation of your AirPods. If they don’t show up, that means they’re out of range or the battery is dead.

Remember that if the AirPods are not within reach or the battery is depleted, the “Find Myself” app will show you the last recorded location. This can give you an idea of ​​where it could be, but without being sure of it.

AirPods sound playback

Using the same technology as AirTag, AirPods also include a sound (identical) so you can determine its location. To do this, you have to perform the following four steps:

  1. open the app “Look for”: This app is found on all Apple devices and is used to track the location of all Apple products associated with your Apple ID.
  2. Choose “Devices”: Once you’ve opened the “Search” app, select the “Devices” tab at the bottom. Here you will find a list of all your Apple devices that have the same ID.
  3. Choose your AirPods.
  4. touch “Play Sound”. Your AirPods will then start to make a loud sound. This sound will gradually increase over two minutes, or until you tap “Stop.”


The sound as the seconds go by goes in increase, although it is true that it is not a sound loud or serious enough to hear it if you are in a place with a lot of people or there is a lot of noise.

Yes, AirPods have lost mode

If unfortunately, you have not found the AirPods yet, there is a lost mode in the same way that the iPhone, Mac and iPad have it. Of course, it is important to take into account that this option is only available for the third generation AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The procedure is the next:

  1. Open the said application “Look for” on your Apple device or go to iCloud.com from a web browser.
  2. Select the tabto “Devices” and select the AirPods.
  3. Scroll down until you click on the option that says “Mark as lost”
  4. Immediately afterwards, they appear to you three options:
    1. Location notifications: You will receive a notification when location is available.
    2. Search app block: these AirPods are tied to your Apple ID, so no one else can use them with the Find My app.
    3. Leave your message: Leave your phone number or an email address so whoever finds your AirPods can contact you.