How to find lost Bluetooth headphones

After using your Bluetooth headphones , you usually put them in the special charging case. Well: you were convinced that you did the same last time too, but a little while ago, going to reopen the case, you realized that one or both earphones seem to have disappeared into thin air. The question is: where did they go? And now? How to find lost Bluetooth headphones ?

As far as you know, they may be a few meters or miles from where you are right now. In any case, there is no need to worry: thanks to the solutions that I will provide you in this guide, you will be able to track your headphones regardless of their current distance. I just advise you to start searching immediately, since the more time passes, the more the chances of finding them decrease (they could download and then switch off; at that point, you can at most go back to their last known position).

The indications I am about to give you apply to headphones from specific manufacturers, such as Apple and Samsung, but also more generally for all models of headphones that use Bluetooth technology . We will in fact review the official procedures of individual manufacturers but also some third-party apps. Happy reading and, above all, good research!


  • How to find Apple Bluetooth headphones
  • How to find Samsung Bluetooth headphones
  • How to find Bluetooth headphones: other methods
    • Find my device
    • Third party apps

How to find Apple Bluetooth headphones

If you are an Apple user and you need help to track down your lost AirPods , you can use the Where is the app that you find already installed on iPhone and iPad and is accessible from any computer through a dedicated portal .

If you’ve already set up Find My [Device] before losing your AirPods, you shouldn’t have any problems; otherwise, you can not use Where to locate them. I’ll tell you about alternative solutions later , which are valid even if your earphones were paired with a non-Apple device, such as an Android smartphone.

Where is , after logging in to your Apple ID , it shows you on a map the current position of all the devices on which you are logged in with your account, but also of the AirPods associated with these devices. The only thing you need to do then is open the app Where , select from the panel menu down devices and choose from the list your AirPods .

Once the AirPods item is selected, the app will offer you a series of actions such as Make Ring and Find . In reality, the location of the earphones should already be visible from the map and the address, the time of the last connection and the distance between you and the place where the earphones (or headphones are currently located) should appear in the list itself. , in the case of AirPods Max).

I’m talking about “last connection time” because your AirPods may be turned off (discharged) or out of range of the iPhone (for example). If so, it will simply report the last place the AirPods were turned on and connected.

If, at the time you lost them, the earbuds were inside their charging case, you may come across Location Not Found (unless very little time has passed since last use).

The actual search for the earbuds is made easier by one particular feature of the Where’s app : I’m talking about Make It Ring , thanks to which you can have the AirPods play a sound that will help you locate them. All you have to do, after selecting the AirPods from the Devices view , is to press the appropriate button and confirm the choice to make the two earphones ring on the next screen.

volume alert will appear : if you’re looking for just one of your AirPods, while you’re wearing the other, for example, take it off immediately and put it back in the case. The sound, in fact, will be reproduced at a very high volume, which will increase further in the space of two minutes until you decide to stop it.

Another very useful function is Find : by pressing the corresponding button, you will activate a radar that will guide you in the search for the AirPods, indicating how close you are to your earphones.

In the absence of an Apple device – therefore in the absence of the Where is app – you can perform all the above steps directly from the iCloud website . Just go to the site , enter your Apple ID email , enter the associated password and then click on the All Devices item at the top .

Then select your AirPods from the menu and you will have access to the map with their last available position. Also in this case it is possible to make the AirPods ring to identify them more easily: just click on the Make Ring button on the left of the screen, making sure that neither of the two AirPods are in your ears.

Where is and iCloud are the only “official” and guaranteed solutions to locate your lost or stolen Apple headsets. For more information on this topic, feel free to check out my guide on how to track AirPods . For a specific study on how to find AirPods with Android , read the tutorial I dedicated to the topic instead.

How do you say? Do you have Beats headphones (a company owned by Apple) and would you like to know if you can use Find My again? The answer is yes, but only if you have compatible models, such as Beats Studio Buds , Beats Flex , Powerbeats , Powerbeats Pro and Solo Pro . Read more here .

How to find Samsung Bluetooth headphones

The Samsung Bluetooth headsets , such as Galaxy Buds and Gear IconX are designed specifically to be worn “on the go”, without annoying limitations caused by cables and connectors. This, however, could make them more difficult to find when you lose them; in order not to waste time in situations like this, I recommend that you immediately use the Find earphones function of the Galaxy Wearable app . By activating it, in fact, you can quickly trace their precise position: the earphones themselves will guide you in your search, emitting an alarm sound that will reach maximum volume within a few minutes (three in all).

The only drawback is that this feature is not useful if the distance between you and the earphones exceeds 10 meters . Also, to transmit the signal from the smartphone to the earphones, the earphones must be charged and connected to the Galaxy Wearable app . The transmitted signal is infrared : make sure there is no external interference, otherwise the audible alarm will not activate.

To proceed with the search for one or both Samsung earphones, open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone and select the Find personal earphones item . Press the Start button on the next screen and – if all goes as planned – you should start hearing a progressively louder alarm tone for three minutes. Follow the direction of the sound to find your earphones; found? Well, at this point you can stop the search by tapping the Stop button .

How to find Bluetooth headphones: other methods

To find your earphones from other brands such as Xiaomi , HUAWEI and Sony , or to find your Apple or Samsung earphones using an alternative method to the official one (which I have already told you about before), you can adopt one of the solutions proposed below .

Find my device

Find my device is a Google service that allows you to remotely locate and manage Android devices, but also some earphone models, those with the Fast Pair system , which allows the smartphone to detect devices in proximity and to connect to them almost automatically from the first use. I am talking, specifically, of earphones like the Pixel Buds 2 , even if this system is potentially valid also for the OnePlus Buds and the realme Buds .

You can use it by connecting to the dedicated website : log into your Google account and select the earphones from the list of available devices. From this view you can perform various actions, such as displaying their exact location on a map and even making them ring, as long as they are connected to your smartphone.

You can perform these operations directly from your Android smartphone and tablet by downloading the Find My Device app and pressing the Allow button when you are asked for permission to access your device’s location.

Third party apps

There are also third-party apps that allow you to locate Bluetooth headsets. They work a little with all models of earphones and, in general, with all Bluetooth devices present in the range of action of the smartphone.

  • Wunderfind( Android / iOS) – this app promises to help you find your lost devices (earphones and headphones, but also smartwatches and fitness trackers) in seconds, after having intercepted them and establishing a “distance score” between your position and that of the earphones. The score varies according to your movements, it increases – that is – or decreases according to how much you approach or move away from the object to be found. All you have to do, therefore, is to move around trying to increase the signal strength, which should stabilize between 80 and 100% once you reach the place where the object is. A one-time payment of € 4.99 is required to unlock other features, such as playing a sound to make it easier to find or receiving a notification when you are too far away from the device.
  • Find My Bluetooth Device( Android ) – another app that emulates the operation of a radar, with a more or less high numerical value that signals how close you are to the searched device.
  • AirPod Tracker( iOS) – despite its name, AirPod Tracker works not only with AirPods, but with any Bluetooth device close enough to be detected. Select your earphones from the list and move in order to increase the score indicated on the screen. This score indicates the strength of the Bluetooth signal, the greater the shorter the distance between you and the object. When you are close enough, iPhone will make a sound to indicate that the earbuds are right there somewhere. To unlock all the features of this app, such as displaying the device on a map and unlimited scans, you can subscribe for a subscription at a cost of € 10.99 / month, € 5.49 / week or pay only once 29, 99 € and have access to these options forever.
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