How to play a sound on AirPods to locate them

Did you know that you can play a sound on AirPods to locate them? This is one of the most helpful features of Apple’s Find My app since small earphones have a tendency to get lost in pockets, fly under furniture, or fall between couch cushions. Keep reading to learn how you can play a sound on AirPods to locate them using Apple’s Find My app which is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac and icloud.com.

How to play a sound on AirPods to locate them

Learn how to play a sound on AirPods to locate them

Note that if you own the second-generation AirPods Pro, you can also play a sound on the charging case thanks to the built-in speaker. As for the other models, the sound will play on the AirPods themselves rather than the charging case.

  1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Devices > then tap the name of your AirPods. How to play a sound on AirPods to locate them
  3. Finally, tap Play Sound. How to play a sound on AirPods to locate them

Your AirPods will make a sound to assist you to find them for a short while, or until you turn it off. The sound plays the following time your AirPods connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network if they are not plugged into your device and Find My Network is not turned on.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to play a sound on AirPods to locate them. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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