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How to find dead AirPods?

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AirPods are one of the most popular wireless earbuds on the planet and the de facto choice for Apple users. Outside of great sound quality and battery life, they also have a number of quality-of-life features that make the overall user experience a lot better. 

In this article, we’re talking about how you can find dead Airpods using the Find My network. 

Also read: What does ‘iPhone is findable’ mean?

Locating your dead AirPods

If you’ve lost your Airpods and they’re out of battery, you might see their last known location or the “no location found” or ‘offline’ status on the Find My network. While you won’t be able to play a sound to find them, you still might be able to get directions to the location where they were last connected. If they come back online, you will be able to see their current location on the map as well. 

Next, we recommend activating Lost Mode on your Airpods. Even if it’s out of battery, the Find My network will show you the location of the earbuds for a brief period. If you miss that window, you’ll still be able to see the last known location of the Aripods on the map. 

You can use the Find My network on the iCloud website or use the Find My app on your iPhone. Once you’re in the app or on the website, log in with your Apple ID and select your Airpods. You’ll see a few options here, including activating Lost Mode by marking the watch as lost and pinging its location. This is also where you’ll be able to see the earbuds’ last known location. If someone else finds your Airpods and turns them on, they’ll see your contact information on their phone and the Airpods will ping their location on the Find My map. 

Also read: AirPods connected but sound coming from phone: Quick Fix

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: