And here comes the extra ration of Apple software updates. We have iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 and MacOS 10.12.4.
And with the launch of the new version of iPhone and iPad, we have news in the “Search iPhone” app, now we can use it to search our AirPods if we have already asked and received them at home.
How to search for AirPods in iOS 10.3
We remind you that it is highly recommended to backup your iOS device before upgrading to version 10.3. This is due to the new APFS file system created by Apple. Do not be alarmed if you see that this update takes longer than normal.
Changing the file system takes much longer and can cause your device to become hotter than usual.
As soon as you have iOS 10.3 installed, go to the Find my iPhone app, enter your credentials and you’ll be taken to a map listing all the devices linked to your Apple ID.
There you will see your AirPods.
They should show the last location where they have been connected to a device. But the best comes now. Since the location may be somewhat “vague”, there is the possibility of making a sound to help you find them.
As seen in the picture, we can choose to turn off the sound of one of the headphones if we still have it in the ear.
This is very useful since the sound that is emitted is quite high and can be annoying or damaging our hearing.
The Apple solution contrasts with the one we analyzed a few months ago and used a kind of radar to help us find them. The Apple is more intuitive and comes standard with its operating system.
But do AirPods fall?
This is undoubtedly one of the questions that I have been asked most in recent months. By its shape, it gives the feeling that these headphones are about to fall at the slightest movement of our head.
But at the same time, its shape is the one that keeps them in place.
That “stem” that grows down presses downward so that the body of the handset stays in place.
In addition, we have to take into account that there is no longer a cable that is giving jerks as in the case of EarPods. It is something difficult to explain in words.
In the three months, I’ve been using them, I have not lost any Apple headsets.
They simply do not fall by themselves, they need an external “help” to do so.
So this app can be very useful on buses, trains or airplanes, where they are more likely to get lost by some blow or brush. Or for a moment of own porosity.
I’ve also noticed some instability when I put on a scarf or a coat.
Despite having run, jumped and moved my head until dizzy, the AirPods have stayed where they were without moving a millimeter.