Apple updates AirPods Pro and AirPods Max with Find My support
Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, adding Find My network support to allow users to get an approximate location of their missing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max in the Find My app, similar to how lost or misplaced items with an AirTag attached to them can be located.
Finding lost AirPods using the Find My app is very similar to locating other Find My-compatible devices and accessories. Unlike AirTags, which use the Ultra Wideband chip for precision finding, the headphones use Bluetooth signals to show their approximate location in the Find My app.
AirPods Pro and AirPods Max now send a signal to nearby Apple devices using the secure Find My Network that updates their location to users searching for them using the Find My app. The headphones can also be tracked using the Find Nearby feature, which mimics precision finding by showing a more exact location to users when they are in close Bluetooth proximity of their headphones.
AirPods Find My support was originally slated to arrive with the main release of iOS 15 last month, but Apple announced in September that the new capabilities would be pushed back until later in the fall similar to SharePlay, the new FaceTime feature that allows users to listen to songs, watch movies, share their screens, and view apps together during FaceTime calls.