Apple has a new update that will be very useful to people who keep misplacing their AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. The new firmware update includes options that will help owners locate their missing AirPods. 

Included in the update are the "Find Nearby" user interface and the option to be automatically notified if you leave your AirPods behind. 

Apple's Lost Mode

Apple's new firmware update has added a couple of new features and options that will hopefully help owners who keep misplacing their AirPods find them faster. Take note, however, that these options are available for the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. 

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The latest update expands the functionality of the Find My app. According to a report by The Verge, users can activate what is known as the Lost Mode. The Lost Mode activates "millions of other iPhones, iPads, and Macs aid in the search should your AirPods Pro or AirPods Max go missing."

How it works is pretty simple. As long as your AirPods is within the range of the Bluetooth of an Apple device, you will be informed of your AirPods' location. 

Find Nearby Interface and Automatic Notification

Apple also has a new "Find Nearby" user interface that The Verge report has likened to another Apple product, the AirTags

If your missing AirPods are close to where you are, the "Find Nearby" interface will show onscreen prompts such as "near," "far," or "here" when you're already where it is. 

AirPods owners can also opt to be automatically notified should they leave their AirPods behind. 

Unfortunately, there is no straightforward way to make sure that your device gets Apple's new firmware update. According to the report by The Verge, "it just sort of happens randomly when they're connected to your iPhone."

The Verge report also notes that these features did not make it in time for the iOS 15 launch as promised. 

AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

If you're an owner of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, these new features will come in handy when they go missing for one reason or another. If you happen to not own one, here is what you have to know about these AirPods:

Apple AirPods Pro Specs and Features

Apple AirPods Pro
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  • Active Noise Cancellation

  • Transparency mode

  • Dual beamforming microphones

  • Dual optical sensors

  • IPX4 sweat and water resistance

  • 5.4g weight

  • Compatible with Qi-certified chargers or the Lightning connector

  • Up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge

  • Up to 3.5 hours of talk time with a single charge

  • Bluetooth 5.0

Apple AirPods Max Specs and Features

Apple AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones: Everything You Need to Know
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Apple AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones: Everything You Need to Know
  • Active Noise Cancellation

  • Transparency mode

  • Optical and position sensor (each ear cup)

  • Total of nine microphones

  • 384.3g weight

  • Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled

  • Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge

  • Bluetooth 5.0

  • Colors: Silver, Space Gray, Sky Blue, Pink, Green

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