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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 31, 2007
So I had a major panic on Friday just about to leave the office when I couldn't find my AirPods, I checked their last location on the Find My app and noticed the last contact was in the morning and their location was showing around the train station, great I've left them on the train then!

However, imagine my surprise on Saturday morning when on emptying my backpack they had been in there all along, in a rather small hidden pocket...phew!

But considering this backpack had been under my desk at work all day, then on my person travelling around, how come my iPhone failed to check in with them at all?! As soon as I opened the lid on the case Find My updated straight away


macrumors 68030
Aug 15, 2020
SF Bay Area
Agree, Find My is nearly useless for Airpods, as it only works when the Airpods are out of the case AND have a bluetooth connection to a device (or the last time they had a bluetooth connection)



macrumors 6502
May 7, 2021
The useful thing is the ability to have it emit a tone. But it still has to be out of the case to do that.


macrumors 65816
Jan 6, 2004
That will be an advantage for Airpods Pro. Do you know if it will work if they are in the case?
This is what was said at the Apple WWDC event,
"With iOS 15, you can locate your AirPods Pro and AirPods Max using the Find My network. Your AirPods simply send out a secure Bluetooth beacon that can be detected by other Apple devices. They can relay your AirPods' location to the network and then back to your Find My app. And if they're nearby, just choose Play Sound. Listen for the chirp, whether they're in their case or out."
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 19, 2010
The worst. Literally right next to my AirPod pros (in the case) and FindMy has no idea where they are.
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