I love my AirPods! I start the day with them listening to an audio book while I walk for an hour. I don’t know what I would do without them, but that is one of the features I have now learned – but too late for the time when I lost one and spent a great deal of time looking for it. Hopefully something here will help you as well.
Use the Find My Network to locate a lost AirPod.
If your AirPods are linked to your Apple ID and you’ve set up Find My on your iPhone, you’ll be able to view your AirPods’ last location on a map. If you happen to lose one AirPod, you can also prompt it to play a sound so that you can find it as long as it’s near your other Apple devices and connected to Bluetooth.
You can do this by launching the Find My app, navigating to the Devices tab, tapping on your AirPod, and pressing the Play Sound option. With iOS 15, Apple extended the range of Find My so that you can now locate lost AirPods Pro or AirPods Max before they’re even within Bluetooth range
Save Battery Life.
I’ve never run out of AirPod battery life in a single day, but if you’re a power user making lots of phone calls, you might find them running low. One AirPod can work on its own as a Bluetooth headset. Keep the other in the case to charge, and then swap as needed. The other bud takes over. To check the battery of your AirPods, you can open the charging case next to your iPhone or iPad. Another option is to add the battery widget to your Notification Center’s Today panel. It will only show you the AirPod’s battery level if you are currently using them.
Tip of the month
Useful Google Maps tricks
1. If you are planning an international trip, Google Maps has a new feature that lets you listen to the names of restaurants and other places you are interested in traveling to in the native language. To use the tool, find where you are wanting to go and tap it. Next to the name of the place, you’ll see a speaker icon. Tap the speaker to hear the pronunciation.
2. It can help you order food! The Maps app uses services like DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow to deliver your food order to you. When you’re in Maps, search for a participating restaurant and tap Order Online. Next, choose Delivery and pick a service to deliver your food. Now you can add what you’d like to eat to your cart. When you’re finished, select Checkout, enter your payment details and then tap Place Your Order.
3. Use Maps in indoor spaces. It can be tricky getting around a large, unfamiliar airport terminal. The map will show you nearby gates, restaurants, shops, lounges and other places of interest in that area. To get started, search for the terminal you’re looking for in Google Maps. You can zoom in and out to see different floors and switch to them by tapping on the floor. This feature is also available for participating malls and other large venues.