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With iOS 15, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max will be able to tap into the Find My network, allowing users to locate their lost AirPods in the unfortunate event they get lost outside of nearby Bluetooth range.

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Users have always been able to locate their AirPods through the Find My app within Bluetooth range. Now, with iOS 15, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max can tap into the Find My network to relay their approximate location, even if they're out of Bluetooth range from the owner. AirPods Pro and AirPods Max will still need to be within close proximity to a Find My device, such as an iPhone, however.

Find My allows devices to crowdsource the location of other Find My devices, meaning even if they're relatively far away, Find My should be able to provide an approximate location.
Use the Find My network to get an approximate location of your missing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. This will help you get within Bluetooth range so you can play a sound and locate them.
Beats headphones, also owned by Apple, added support for Find My earlier this year. Find My also gained other new features in iOS 15, including brand new separation alerts that notify users if a Find My compatible device is left behind, a brand new Find My widget for the Home Screen, and the ability for Find My to locate an iPhone even if its low on battery, or completely turned off.

Article Link: Apple's Crowdsourced Find My Network Will Soon Help You Locate Your Lost AirPods Pro or AirPods Max
 

Dr Kevorkian94

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Wonder when this will go live. It doesn’t seem to be working with iOS 15 beta yet. I’m Sure a AirPods firmware update is needed.
 
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SunsOutBunsOut

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If it's using Bluetooth, why doesn't this work with other models like, oh say, the Beats line? Are they missing something to enable this functionality?
 
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I am on iOS 14.6 and I can see AP2 in my Find My already. They show up right now in a closed case and not being used since yesterday. Is it because they are in a Bluetooth range? Also, since AP2 and APP share the same chip (H1), why are AP2 missing from supported devices?
 
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Saladin12

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I'm actually surprised they didn't hold off on this feature for the next generation of Airpods/Pros
 
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iSayuSay

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Unless it does it with the case closed, this isn't really that useful.

But then again it will eat into battery life unnecessarily. It's already bad already that current AirPods battery barely survive 7 - 10 days while being completely unopened, unmoved or unused. With Find My enforcement, it will eat the battery in 3 days or less.
 
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I7guy

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But then again it will eat into battery life unnecessarily. It's already bad already that current AirPods battery barely survive 7 - 10 days while being completely unopened, unmoved or unused. With Find My enforcement, it will eat the battery in 3 days or less.
I’m okay with charging any device once in a few days.
 
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Domen151

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How come this wont work with regular AirPods? Not sure what exactly could be the hardware limitation...
 
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randyhudson

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Even if they are in Bluetooth range, you can't find them. This only works if they are out of the case, which causes them to quickly go dead.
 
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