The beta versions of iOS 15 have included several important new features for the company’s most popular headphones, the AirPods. These updates include Conversation Boost for AirPods Pro and the real find my. Unlike the option which allows users to locate their lost AirPods with Precision Finding, iOS 15 will also link AirPods to your ID from Apple to make sure you can easily find them anywhere.
Like AirTags, iOS 15 will use Bluetooth technology to precisely locate AirPods
What’s new in iOS 15 for AirPods
From iOS 15, AirPods will finally be linked to Apple ID. As detected by 9to5Mac in iOS 15 internal code, lost AirPods will continue to send their location to the owner through Find My Network even if someone else connects them to another device.
Despite this connection, AirPods won’t have an activation lock like iOS devices. This system will be more like what Apple currently offers with AirTag, which is linked to an Apple account, but can be reset with a few manual steps. These features are still being rolled out and will most likely require a firmware update for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. First and second generation AirPods will not be compatible with Find My network and Precision Finding.