We rely so much on technology to make our lives easier, when we lose that technology, it can cause a real burden. We’ve all been there: One minute you’re pulling your AirPods out of your pocket to retrieve your wallet, the next thing you know you’re home and your AirPods are nowhere to be found. Where did you put them? Did someone find them and just take them? A rush of thoughts go through your mind, and odds are you didn’t leave a name tag at the scene so it seems you’re unfortunately out of luck and might have to fork over another $159 for a new pair. But, thanks to that same sweet technology we rely on, you’re able to find those lost AirPods quickly. 

First, you need to connect your AirPods to your iPhone (that is if you haven’t lost them yet), then follow these steps….


#1. Go to the home screen of your iPhone.

#2. With the AirPods inside, hold the case next to your phone. 

#3. An animation appears on your iPhone to set up.

#4. Tap “Connect”, then tap “Done”.

#5. Celebrate because your AirPods are now connected to your iPhone. This will make tracking your AirPods in the case you lose them a whoooole lot easier. 

Okay, but now what do I do if I end up losing my AirPods?! We’re so glad you asked. If you’re in the position where you need to locate your AirPods, follow these steps:

#1. Launch the “Find my iPhone” app.

#2. Sign in with your password and Apple ID.

#3. Click “AirPods” within the items listed.

And if you need to find them from your laptop: 

#1. Sign into your iCloud with your Apple ID.

#2. Open “Find iPhone”.

#3. Click “All Devices”.

#4. Select “Airpods”.

At this point, you should see a map that gives you the exact location of your missing AirPods.


If the AirPods are on, you’ll see a green light displayed on the map to pinpoint their location. The green dot also means you can play sound through your AirPods to better find them in the wild. If the AirPods are dead, powered off or out of tracking range, you might have to do some footwork and backtrack to areas where you may have lost them. Once you are within range, the map will do the rest for you and bring them home. Note that this trick works for either both AirPods or if you’ve only lost a single AirPod. 

Once you’ve been reunited with your AirPods, now’s the time to treat them with the care and kindness they deserve! Elago has a slew of choices when it comes to AirPod dust and waterproof guards to keep those precious devices safe and sound. The waterproof cases are especially perfect for those barbecue and pool parties you’ll surely be attending in the summer months to avoid damage.

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