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blackjackmark

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Apr 19, 2010
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Since the 16.5 update, when I leave my house, I’m getting notifications for items left behind. The odd thing is, it’s not saying they’re home (which is marked as a “do not notify” location for iPad, airpods, AirTags, etc), but somewhere along my route. It’s as if it thinks my device was with me but fell out of the car on the way! 😜

Anyone else experiencing this?

running 16.5 on iPhone 14 Pro
 

Madmic23

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Apr 21, 2004
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I have had this happen with my AirPods which are always in my pocket. I'll get in the car and drive somewhere, and my phone will tell me that I left my AirPods behind, even though they are still in my pocket. It's happened about three times, so not overly frequent, but enough to be annoying.
 
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sparky672

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Dec 17, 2004
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I have had this happen with my AirPods which are always in my pocket. I'll get in the car and drive somewhere, and my phone will tell me that I left my AirPods behind, even though they are still in my pocket. It's happened about three times, so not overly frequent, but enough to be annoying.

Always, always, always! They are in my pocket while I am being told I left them behind. So frickin' stupid, maybe I need to attach an Apple AirTag to them?

Here is the craziest part... when I checked the settings, it's showing that "Notify When Left Behind" is set to "OFF" or "paused" because I have "not used my AirPods in a while". So let me get this straight, I don't use my AirPods all the time so the Find My feature just turns itself off, thereby putting my AirPods at risk for loss the next time I take them with me. Brilliant.

But hey, maybe I'm the stupid one, because somehow I still get the "left behind" notifications while in my pocket, even after Apple decided to arbitrarily turn the feature OFF.
 
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