What you need to know
- Apple is rolling out Find My support to AirPods Max and AirPods Pro.
- The feature seems to have come as part of the firmware update from earlier today.
- Apple has confirmed support for the feature on the Apple Support website.
@bzamayo @apollozac latest AirPods Pro firmware update brings Find My integration 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/QGD7wKtUjp@bzamayo @apollozac latest AirPods Pro firmware update brings Find My integration 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/QGD7wKtUjp— Ste Moseley (@Ste_Moseley) October 5, 2021October 5, 2021
With Find My support, you'll now be able to add your AirPods Pro and AirPods Max headphones to the Find My app to keep track of where they are. This includes Apple's Precise Location feature, Lost Mode, and the option to receive notifications when you leave your AirPods behind.
Since the feature is tied to the firmware update, you might not have it right away. There's currently no way to manually install a firmware update, so your best bet is to keep your headphones near your iPhone and periodically check and see if you can add them to the Find My app.
While the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max support Find My, the 2nd generation AirPods do not. Apple is rumored to announce its third generation AirPods this year so, hopefully, those earbuds will support the feature.
Bottom line: AirPods Max provide a luxurious and premium headphone experience that mostly works across all of your Apple devices. They sound amazing, the ANC is even better than AirPods Pro, Spatial Audio is out of this world, and the battery lasts through a whole workday. The Smart case is ridiculous though.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.