Find My Support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max won’t be available when iOS 15 is released, but “later this fall.” This is evidenced by the change on the page where Apple mentions the features of the operating system.
It is already possible to use the Find My function to detect AirPods, but it currently works with Bluetooth and the headphones must be within Bluetooth range to be able to find them. With iOS 15, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max both get support for the collectively outsourced Find My network and devices can be detected when they’re in close proximity to all the devices they’re part of.
According to Apple’s description, this gives users a rough estimate of the location of their AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. This allows the user to access the Bluetooth range, after which the audio can be played to find the headphones. On the US Apple website, Job title Now asterix, with an explanation that the feature will be available “later this fall.” It’s not clear why Apple delayed this feature.
Apple announced iOS 15 in June. The new version of the mobile operating system will be released on Monday, September 20, and it can be installed on all Apple smartphones running iOS 14, whether it is iPhone 6s or later. iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 will also be released on Monday.
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