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iOS 10.3 will come with a 'Find My AirPods' feature

By Ian Chee & Kenny Yeo - on 25 Jan 2017, 2:54pm

iOS 10.3 will come with a 'Find My AirPods' feature

When Apple announced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year, they also announced new wireless headphones called AirPods.

They are wonderfully easy to use, but they are also incredibly tiny and easy to lose. 

Fortunately, Apple is adding a new feature that is unofficially called 'Find My AirPods' in iOS 10.3.

You will find the option to locate your missing AirPods in the 'Find My iPhone' app. Specifically, the app is able to locate your missing AirPods that is within Bluetooth range of any of your iOS devices that are signed in to iCloud.  

If your AirPods are within range of any of these devices and available, that device’s location will be used to show you where you can start looking for your missing AirPods.

In addition, you can use the app to play a sound on your AirPods to help make them easier to find.

And if your AirPods are out of Bluetooth range of all your devices, or if they are out of juice, or if they are in the AirPod Case, the app can still show you the last time and location that your AirPods were last connected to your iOS device.

This feature will be automatically enabled for any iOS device with iOS 10.3 that has 'Find My iPhone' enabled. 

iOS 10.3 has just been seeded to developers will be made available to members of Apple's public beta program soon. Thereafter, it will be rolled out as a free update to all compatible iOS devices.