Find My features rolling out to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

A new firmware update is now rolling out to Apple’s AirPods (2nd gen), AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and three Beats products: Solo Pro, Powerbeats 4, and Powerbeats Pro. Although Apple doesn’t post release notes for its AirPods products, we know that the new update has enabled “Find My” features for both the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. This means that the same network that’s used to track down AirTags can now be leveraged for AirPods.

This was discovered thanks to one of 9to5Mac‘s readers Ste Moseley who posted screenshots to Twitter.

@bzamayo @apollozac latest AirPods Pro firmware update brings Find My integration 👍🏻

— Ste Moseley (@Ste_Moseley) October 5, 2021

These AirPods models are being updated to version 4A400 and will let AirPods users find either their AirPods Pro or AirPods Max devices in the event they are left behind and not connected to a host device. The AirPods will now leverage Apple’s Find My network for tracking AirTags. This means if you were to leave your AirPods at a coffee shop, you’ll be able to see a map of where they were left within the Find My app.

When the AirPods are out of their case, you get the option to search for each bud individually (see top left, “L” and “R”).

— Ste Moseley (@Ste_Moseley) October 5, 2021

It looks like, in the case of the AIrPods Pro, only the Pods themselves show up in the Find My app if they are not inside the charging case. AirPods owners can use the Find My app to put AirPods Pro or AirPods Max into Lost mode, and leave a message and contact phone number in the event they are found by another iPhone user.

Apple’s updated its Support website to reflect the new Find My features.


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