This week Apple released to beta for iOS 10.3 to developers, bringing with it a new feature that many people have been waiting for.
Called Find my AirPods, it does what it says on the tin and allows you to locate your Apple earbuds.
As you would expect, the feature is an addition to Apple’s Find my iPhone, which would usually allow users to locate their iOS and macOS devices, featuring various functions to help you to find your devices and even wipe your information from afar.
With the beta, it will also allow you to track your AirPods.
However, the AirPods do only have Bluetooth connectivity so it will only be able to locate them if they are in range of your other Apple devices that are connected to the headphones, which is about 5-10 metres.
However, there is room for Apple to crowdsource this like other finding apps have, using other people’s devices to track your headphones, of course, that’s simply speculation.
The app will also allow you to play a sound from the AirPods, as well as a map for an idea of where it is.
You can also mute one side of the AirPods and pause music from the app.