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What to Do if You Lose Your AirPods

Apple AirPods were designed to be sleek, small, and stylish, and they usually do great staying in your ears, even during the most intensive workouts. But just because they hold steady doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to misplace them. 

Apple’s AirPods are small, and generally easy to lose one or both. They’re even more expensive to replace. There are so many ways your AirPods can disappear, from forgetting to put them in your charging case to dropping one and struggling to find where it landed. 

So, what do you do when one of your AirPods goes missing? We’ll walk you through your options when you lose one of your AirPods.

Order a Replacement if You Have AppleCare+

Not everyone opts in for AppleCare+ when purchasing their AirPods, and it makes sense. No one expects to lose them. If you have AppleCare+, you can contact Apple directly, and they can simply replace the lost AirPod for a fee. While it’s quick and convenient, the cost of the replacement is usually around 50% of the original price of your AirPods. Not only that, but AppleCare+ requires you to pay a monthly fee on your AirPods, so the cost ends up being significantly higher. 

Use the Find My Feature 

If you registered your Apple AirPods to your Apple account and enabled the Find My feature, you can log in to attempt to track or locate your missing AirPod. The app will show you a map with the last known location of your devices. If your AirPods are nearby, you can choose to Play Sound, and they will play a soft beeping sound. 

There are a couple of downsides to this feature. If you didn’t enable it before your AirPods went missing, you wouldn’t be able to use it to find them. If you’re AirPods aren’t charged, or the battery dies, the feature will only be able to show you the last known location, and you won’t be able to use the Play Sound Feature.

Replace Them Using a Trusted Third Party 

If you’re unable to find your AirPods and purchasing a replacement directly from Apple isn’t an option, a reputable third-party service can help you replace any lost parts, usually at a more affordable rate than apple. Retailers or Resellers like Re-Cell Exchange purchase returned Apple products, inspects, and tests them to ensure they work. They are sanitized before offering them on their marketplace. 

AirPods are a luxury purchase, and when you spend your hard-earned money on them. The thought of paying for a brand-new pair might seem stressful or even out of reach. Purchasing AppleCare+ isn’t always an option, and sometimes, you may just miss your chance to add it on. If you lose one or both of your AirPods, Re-Cell Exchange offers genuine replacements using 100% authentic Apple replacement parts. Shop Re-Cell Exchange to replace any missing parts for Apple, Samsung, and Beats.