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If you have AirPods Pro 2nd generation (or later) and you’re trying to find just the case, you should be able to locate it using the Find My app.

Locating Your Lost AirPods Case

Using the Find My App

If your AirPods are paired with an Apple device and the Find My feature is enabled, you can locate your AirPods case using the app:

  1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
  2. Select your AirPods from the list of devices.
  3. If your AirPods are separated, choose the left or right bud to locate the case.
  4. If your AirPods Pro (2nd generation or later) are in the case, you can select the case directly.
  5. The app will display the last known location of the case on a map.
  6. You can also play a sound to help you find the case if it’s nearby.


If you don’t have your Apple device handy, you can use to find your AirPods case:

  1. Go to and sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Click on the “Find iPhone” icon.
  3. Select your AirPods from the list of devices.
  4. Follow the same steps as using the Find My app to locate your case.

Finding the Case Without the AirPods

If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation or later), you can locate the case even if the AirPods are not inside. This is thanks to the U1 chip in the case. However, you won’t be able to play a sound to find it.

Additional Tips

  • Retrace your steps: Think about where you last used your AirPods and search that area thoroughly.
  • Check common spots: Look in pockets, bags, under furniture, and in other places where small items might get lost.
  • Ask others: If you lost your AirPods in a public place, ask if anyone has turned them in.
  • Contact Apple Support: If you can’t find your AirPods case, Apple Support may be able to help you replace it.

When Find My Doesn’t Work

If your AirPods are not connected to your device or Find My is not enabled, you won’t be able to use these methods. In this case, you’ll need to search for the case manually or consider buying a replacement.

Conditions for Locating Your Case

ConditionFind My (App or
AirPods are in the caseYes
AirPods are out of the caseYes (AirPods Pro 2nd gen or later)
AirPods are not connectedNo
Find My is not enabledNo

Locating Your Missing AirPods Case

Find My App (AirPods Pro 2nd gen or later)1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad.This method only works if at least one AirPod is in the case, and the case is left open.
2. Tap Devices.
3. Select your AirPods.
4. Tap Play Sound.You’ll hear a beeping sound to help you locate the case.
5. Alternatively, tap Find to see the case’s location on a map.This is helpful if you’re close to the case but can’t hear the beeping.
Find My App (AirPods 1st gen, 2nd gen, or Pro)1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad.This method only works if at least one AirPod is connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth.
2. Tap Devices.
3. Select your AirPods.
4. You’ll see the location of the last connected AirPod on a map.This can give you a general idea of where the case might be.
Retrace your steps1. Think about where you might have used your AirPods recently.
2. Retrace your steps to those locations and look for the case.
Check common hiding places1. Look under furniture, cushions, and beds.
2. Check inside bags, coat pockets, and drawers.
3. Look in your car’s cup holders, glove compartment, and center console.
Ask family and friends1. If you live with others, ask them if they’ve seen your AirPods case.
2. If you think you might have lost the case at work or school, ask your colleagues or classmates.
Consider buying a replacement case1. If you’ve tried all of the above methods and still can’t find your AirPods case, you may need to buy a replacement.Apple sells replacement cases for all AirPods models.

Key Takeaways

  • Effective Methods to Locate Lost AirPods Case
  • Using ‘Find My’ App features
  • Utilizing iCloud
  • Exploring physical search strategies
  • Considering replacement options

Understanding the ‘Find My’ App for AirPods

Apple’s ‘Find My’ app is a critical tool for locating lost AirPods cases. It offers features like ‘Play Sound,’ ‘Find,’ and map directions to assist in the search.

Using ‘Play Sound’ and ‘Find’ Features

  • For AirPods with at least one earbud in the case, use the ‘Play Sound’ or ‘Find’ feature in the ‘Find My’ app.
  • Note: The case must be open for these features to work.
  • For AirPods Pro 2nd Generation, the case itself can be located without the earbuds.

Utilizing Map Directions

  • The ‘Find My’ app provides the last known location of your AirPods on a map, helping you track them down if they’re out of Bluetooth range.

Leveraging iCloud for AirPod Retrieval

  • Access iCloud ( to locate your AirPods case remotely.
  • The effectiveness depends on the case being open and connected to at least one AirPod.

Physical Search Strategies

  • Retrace steps to recall where the case might have been left.
  • Search common areas like bags, cars, and pockets.
  • Ask around in places visited recently.

Options for AirPod Case Replacement

  • Consider purchasing a replacement case if all else fails.
  • Various online platforms offer original and compatible AirPod cases.

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