The Next iOS Update Will Help You Find Lost AirPods


Recently Apple released it 10.2.1 to the public, which didn’t include any major updates to the features of iOS 10 — minor improvements related to security and a few bug fixes were made to the operating system, but the next update iOS 10.3 has been released for beta testers.

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Wireless tech comes with its own boon and bane, and so is the case with Apple’s AirPods, which apart from not staying on your ears faces another issue — getting misplaced — and just like your house key, you can’t ring it and find it.

Apple faced a lot of media criticism when it took off the ‘Finder for AirPods’ app from the app store, but are now going to help its users find their $159 hardware.

iOS 10.3 will feature an option to find your lost AirPods.

AirPods are one of the hottest selling devices in the world of wireless audio tech, and this new update which might be available to the public in Q2 of 2017, will be a much-needed relief to AirPod owners, who must feel constantly threatened of losing one of the earpieces, which cost $69 apiece to be replaced.

Apple has released the first beta version of its final iteration of iOS 10 before it moves on to iOS 11 and apart from the finding AirPod feature, there have been updates to the SiriKit, which can now schedule Uber rides for you as well as check status of payment after paying a bill.

In addition to that, there have been minor improvements in the Maps, CarPlay UI, the HomeKit, and Conversation View of the Mail. In addition to all of that, users can ask Siri for Cricket scores from ICC as well as IPL.


If you wish to try out the AirPod finder on iOS, you can sign up for Apple’s beta programme here, but we don’t recommend signing up for the beta programme on a device that you use on a daily basis due to the bugs that are unarguably going to haunt the beta. If you’ve a spare device that runs on iOS 10, that’ll be the way to go.

The much rumoured ‘Theater Mode’ and iPad or Apple Pencil-specific features hasn’t made it to the beta version either.

According to a report by Forbes, the iOS 10.2.1 update hasn’t attended to the 30% battery bug on Apple devices running iOS 10 and hopefully, their 10.3 updates will be delving into that matter.

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