Apple delays Find My network support for AirPods to later this fall

Apple has quietly updated its iOS 15 webpage to share that Find My network support for AirPods has been delayed. Like other delayed iOS 15 features, It will launch later this fall through a software update.

As found in an early iOS 15 beta’s internal code, Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max would allow users to easily find them if they are lost. This would be done via the Find My app in iOS 15. The app would also allow users to utilize Precision Finding to find their AirPods, similar to how it works for AirTag.

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Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max delayed

Apple describes the Find My network support for AirPods Pro as following:

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.

Apple has added a footnote to the iOS 15 page which says that the update will be available later this fall.

Apple launched its Find My network just before AirTag was announced. The network not only supports Apple’s own products but is also open to third-party products and accessories which can show up in Find My app once paired to the user’s Apple ID.

It was expected that Apple would release firmware updates for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max to support Find My network, however, the company never released support for testing, even as part of the beta firmware for AirPods Pro.

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