How to Find My AirPods – If They Are Lost or Stolen 

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In this article, we explain how to find your lost or stolen AirPods, how to use Apple’s Find My app to locate them, and how to remotely lock or wipe them if they’ve been lost or stolen.

If you have misplaced your AirPods, you can use the Find My app to find them. You can use the app to locate the AirPods or to remotely lock or wipe them if they’ve been lost or stolen. The Find My app is available on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch. You can also use the app to locate your Apple Watch.

How to Find Your Lost or Stolen AirPods

Apple’s AirPods are a great new way to listen to music, but if you lose them, it can be a real pain. Fortunately, there is a way to find them — and even remotely lock or erase them if you want. 

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had your fair share of AirPods stolen over the years. I’ve lost at least one pair in the past three years alone, and have had at least two others go missing while I was traveling.

The good news is that Apple’s Find My app can help you track down your lost or stolen AirPods. This guide will show you how to use the Find My app to locate your lost or stolen AirPods.

Open the Find My app

On an iPhone or iPad, open the Find My app.

Tap on the “Lost Mode” button

When you first launch the Find My app, you’ll see a button that says “Lost Mode.” If you tap it, you’ll be prompted to enable “Lost Mode.” If you don’t see a button, go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turn on “Lost Mode.”

Enable “Remote Lock”

Now you can remotely lock your AirPods. To do this, you need to have a way to remotely access your iPhone. For example, you could use your computer at work.

Find your AirPods

To find your AirPods, open the Find My app and tap on “Lost Mode.” You’ll see a list of devices that are currently lost.

Tap on your AirPods

The device that is currently lost will be highlighted in blue. Tap on it.

Remotely lock your AirPods

To remotely lock your AirPods, tap on the “Lock” button. This will remotely lock the AirPods so that they can’t be used.

What is Find My iPhone?

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably lost your AirPods at some point. Maybe you were wearing them when you accidentally left them in your bag, or maybe you were using them to listen to music while running and dropped them somewhere.

Either way, it’s time to take back control of your lost AirPods by using Apple’s Find My app.

Apple’s Find My app is a handy tool for finding your lost or stolen Apple products. It’s a free app that lets you track and locate your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Mac using its built-in GPS.

Once you’ve found your device, you can remotely lock it or wipe it clean.

How to Remotely Lock or Wipe Your AirPods

If you lose your AirPods, you can track them with the Find My app on your iPhone. But if you want to remotely lock or wipe them, you need to do a little more work. Here’s how to do it:

Click on the AirPods icon. You’ll see a red button that says “Erase Device.” If you want to wipe your device, click on the button. If you want to remotely lock your device, click on the “Lock” button.


How far can AirPods be tracked?

The tracking range of AirPods is very limited by Bluetooth. They can only be tracked within approximately 100 feet. But fortunately, you can track your AirPods with GPS which has a very long range.

What happens if I lost my AirPods case?

If you lose your AirPods case, you can buy a new one online or at any Apple store.

How accurate is Find My AirPods?

Find My AirPods is pretty accurate. It uses the phone’s GPS to determine where the AirPods are and then sends a message to the device.

Does Find My iPhone tracks the AirPods case?

There are no remote locations for cases; only for cases that have AirPods in them.

How do I know if my AirPod is stolen?

If you are missing your AirPods, there is a high chance that they were stolen. You can check if your AirPods were stolen by downloading the Find My iPhone app and entering your Apple ID and password. This will allow you to locate the AirPods.


In conclusion, the best way to avoid losing or misplacing your AirPods is to keep them in a secure place when you’re not using them. That means you should always have them in your pocket when you’re not wearing them.

This is also a good opportunity to remind yourself that it’s a good idea to keep your AirPods in a secure place at all times. You can use the Find My app to locate your AirPods if they are lost or stolen.

If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one at If you have an Apple ID, you can log in at the URL above.

If you want to remotely lock or wipe your AirPods, you can do that by using or your iPhone’s Settings app.

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