How many pairs of AirPods have you lost?

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  1. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I'm usually pretty good keeping track of my AirPods. I have two pairs. One for the car and one that I use at home. The other day I noticed I didn't see the pods in the car. Sometimes they will end up in the house if I'm on a call when I get home. I tried the find my iPhone app which isn't helping because I have a home and car AirPod in the same case. No luck getting the other of the pair to beep so I'm starting to doubt they are in the house (not in the car either). I lost another pair while at the Apple Store a year ago. I think it slid out of my pocket while my kids and I were taking a coding class. Hopefully the current lost pair will be found when I do some through New Years cleaning.
     
  2. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    I also have two pairs, and I keep them in cases with Tiles attached, because I lose stuff.
     
  3. steve knight macrumors 68030

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    I lost one AirPods and I went in they had to order it so I decided to buy a new set and then they had it in a hour later and when I got home I found it outside. I did loose a case in my house somewhere.
     
  4. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How good do those Tiles work? I thought about getting one after I lost my wallet a few years ago but didn't because it needs to connect to Wifi to work. I didn't think it would be beneficial because I wouldn't be able to track it in real time.

    I was on a mission later in the day that I posted this. Ended up finding the pods in their case in a jacket that I hardly wear. Wore it one day when it was raining. I don't know if their didn't play a sound when I tried to find them or I didn't hear it.
     
  5. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    They don’t use wifi, they use bluetooth. So they are always paired to your phone, and also anyone else who has Tile will also pick up on them, so it’s not reliant on just being close to you. And if it’s not connected to bluetooth because you drop it somewhere, your phone will know what that last destinatoin was, so you can go back there. They work well for me... I have them on lots of things. Like I will know that my checked suitcase has arrived in my destination or been loaded onto the plane because I will get an alert.
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 603

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    If you've lost multiple pairs I'd go with something with a bigger footprint.
     
  7. clarencek macrumors regular

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    Two pairs so far.
    Once when I dropped the case and the earbuds flew out down an elevator shaft.
    Second one of the buds disappeared. No idea where it went.
    I’m on my third set now. All were gifts so that’s been nice.
     
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  9. oneteam macrumors regular

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    Zero. I got my AirPods in December 2016
     
  10. chabig macrumors 603

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  11. mrex macrumors 68040

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    none, i dont tend to lose my stuff...
     
  12. arlenewei macrumors newbie

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    i do not like the design,it is very easy for me to lose it
     
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  15. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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  17. geekiemac macrumors 6502

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    Never lost mine, had them for little over a year now. Fingers crossed.
     
  18. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    I don’t challenge the Gremlins, and I love my AirPods, so I won’t say.
     
  19. puckhead193, Mar 28, 2019
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    puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I lost my AirPods a few weeks ago (what timing huh?!) Anyway, like the iPhone can I/apple "blacklist" the serial number incase they are found and someone brings them into apple.
     
  20. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    I thought I lost my gen 1 once at hotel on holiday but on last day I found it under the bed . I’d ordered another pair in the meantime and sold them on eBay for more money than I paid as low stocks at that time .
     
  21. dmrowley macrumors 6502

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    None - I am really anal about mine... Just handed down my originals to my 17yr old daughter, so we'll see how long it takes her to lose them in her disaster of a bedroom...
     

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