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How far away can AirPods be tracked?

If you want to avoid losing your AirPods, you might be wondering how far they can be tracked. This post will show you how far AirPods can be tracked and how you can find them.

AirPods can be tracked for if they are within 40 feet of your Apple device. You can use find my iPhone to locate your AirPods or to see their last known location.

If you lose your AirPods and they are in the case or they are out of power, there is not much that can be done to find them other than to see their last known location on Find my iPhone.

How far away can AirPods be tracked?

AIrPods can be tracked as long as they are within range of your Apple devices. This means that AirPods can be tracked for up to 40 feet.

If your AirPods are more than 40 feet away, the best you will be able to do is to see their last known location on Find my iPhone.

How far away can AirPods Pro be tracked?

AirPods Pro can also be tracked for up to 40 feet. If your AirPod Pros are further away than that, you can still see their last known location on Find my iPhone.

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do beyond that. If your AirPods are in the case with the lid close, it won’t be possible for them to appear on find my iPhone if you go near them because they power off when they are in the case.

Also, it does not seem to be the case that the AirPods send their location if someone else with an Apple device is nearby, like can be done with iPhones.

Find my iPhone only finds the AirPods if they are within range of your device.

How far does find my iPhone track AirPods?

Find my iPhone will track the AirPods as long as they are within range of your own Apple devices that have been connected to them.

So, this is about 40 feet. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be the case that find my iPhone tracks AirPods when they are within range of other people’s Apple devices.

With that being said, Apple is said to be releasing an update to allow the AirPods to ping all Apple devices that are nearby.

By the time you are reading this, it could be the case that your AirPods will show their location when any Apple device is nearby.

However, you can use it to see the last known location of your AirPods. It can also be very useful for when you lose your AirPods inside your house.

Another thing to be aware of is that AirPods can be reset and repaired to a new device if someone finds them. If someone does this, there will be no way for you to track them.

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How do I track my stolen airpods?

Unfortunately, if someone has actually stolen the AirPods, the person will be able to reset your AirPods and pair them with their own device. So, there will not be much you can do.

However, you can connect your AirPods to find my iPhone to make it easier to track them in other situations.

  • To turn on the Find My app:
  • First, open the Settings app.
  • Next, tap on your name.
  • Then, you’ll need to tap “Find My.” 
  • If you would like family and friends to know your location, you can turn on Share My Location.
  • Now, tap on “Find My (name of device).”
  • Then turn on “Find My (name of device).” 
  • Once you see your device, even if it is not online, turn on “Find My network.” 
  • To have the location of your iDevice sent to Apple whenever the battery is running low, turn on “Send Last Location.”

If you would like to use a map to find your lost device, make sure you turn on the Location Services option. Here are the steps to do this:

  • Go to settings
  • Tap on privacy
  • Tap on Location Services
  • Then turn on Location Services

To ensure you can find your AirPods in Find My, even if they are disconnected or powered off, you want to ensure Find My Network is turned on. Here’s how you can check.

  • Go to settings
  • Tap on Bluetooth
  • Tap the blue info button located next to the AirPods on your list.
  • Go down to Find My Network
  • Make sure the Find My network option is set to on.

How are AirPods tracked?

AirPods are tracked by pinging your iPhone so that their location can be updated.

AirPods are due to be updated so that they also ping other people’s iPhones which can then update their location on your iPhone via the iCloud network.

By the time you are reading this, the update may have come out, so it would help to update your AirPods by putting them in the case, charging the case, and then putting a connected Apple device near to the case.

Can AirPods be tracked if stolen?

If your AirPods get stolen, the person will be able to reset them which causes your AirPods to forget their connections with your devices.

This means that the person will be able to connect your AirPods to their devices and there will be no way for you to track your AirPods.

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Can AirPods be tracked if lost?

If you lose your AirPods, you can see their last known location via find my iPhone.

You can also try and find them by seeing if they are within range of your device’s Bluetooth. Otherwise, you will have to find them by retracing your steps.

It is also the case, that the AirPods can’t be tracked via their serial number.