Wondering if you can find your AirPods when they’re offline and dead? The short answer is you can’t track their exact current location. But, there’s still hope. You can check the last known location of your AirPods and retrace your steps from there. In this guide, I’ll give you some tips on how to find your lost AirPods, even if they’re offline and dead. Let’s try to get them back!
How To Find Lost AirPods That Are Offline and Dead With the Find My App
If you lost your AirPods while still charged, you can easily find their current location using the Find My app on your iPhone. However, when the AirPods go offline and run out of battery, your only recourse is to use the Find My app to discover their last known location.
Time needed: 1 minute
Follow the steps below to use the Find My app to learn the last location of your AirPods.
- Open Find My on your iPhone.
- Tap the Devices tab, then tap the name of your AirPods.
- Check the battery level and last known location of your AirPods.
If you’re lucky and no one has taken your AirPods, you can still locate them if they are within Bluetooth range and if there’s still some battery charge left. But if someone gets them before you do, then there’s a slight chance that you may be able to find them again.
Once your AirPods have been lost for a prolonged period, the Find My app will show an offline message saying so. If this happens, if you check your AirPods on the Find My app, it will no longer display location information.
How To Find Dead AirPods – One Last Chance
If you were able to obtain the last known location of your AirPos, you can search from there. If the location is in an enclosed area, hopefully the AirPods were just misplaced. So by thoroughly searching, you might be able to find your lost AirPods.
Unfortunately, if you lost your AirPods in a public area, there’s a good chance that somebody might have taken them already. Your only hope is that the person who found it tries to pair it with their device. However, before they do that, you should follow the tips outlined in the next section to help you find your lost AirPods.
Some Helpful Tips In Case You Lose Your AirPods
After losing your AirPods, make sure to mark them as lost through the Find My app. That way, when somebody tries to pair with their device, you will receive a notification from the app. The person who got your AirPod will also see a note in their iCloud account data that says, “Not Your AirPods.”
Additionally, if you reclaimed your AirPods or bought a new set, make sure to enable Find My and, if you wish, the separation alerts as well. By doing the latter, you will receive a notification on your iPhone saying that your AirPods are no longer with you. That way, you’ll know the whereabouts of your AirPods immediately if you leave them behind.