How To Turn Off Find My AirPods

How To Turn Off Find My AirPods – Disable Location Notifications

Do you want to turn off Find My on your AirPods and disable location notifications on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch but struggling to do so?

With step-by-step instructions, the short guide below will show you how to disable AirPods location on your device.

How to turn off Find My AirPods on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch?

1. Use Find My Notifications Settings

You can toggle off the AirPods location notification in the Find My app on your iOS device. Here’s How:

  • Connect your AirPods to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via Bluetooth.
  • Open Find My app. 
  • Tap “Devices.”
  • Select your AirPods.
  • Scroll to “Notifications.” 
  • Tap “Notify When Left Behind.” 
  • Toggle off “Notify When Left Behind.”
  • Tap “Continue.”
  • Select “Done.”

2. Remove AirPods from Find My App

  • Open Find My app
  • Select “Devices.”
  • Select your AirPods.
  • Tap “Remove This Device.”
  • Tap “Remove” again and you won’t get location notifications.

3. Use Device Settings

Another way to switch off AirPods location is through the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Settings menu. Here’s how:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Bluetooth.”
  • Tap the ā€œiā€ icon that shows next to the name of your AirPods.  
  • Select “Forget This Device.”
  • Tap “Forget Device.”

Note: You can also disable Bluetooth on your device to turn off AirPods location notifications instantly.

4. Factory Reset AirPods

The final way to disable the AirPods location pings on your iOS device is to factory reset them to their default settings. For this:

  • Place your AirPod in the charging case that comes with them.
  • Keep the lid open.
  • Long press the “Set Up” button on the back of the case for 15 seconds.
  • Close the lid when the charging case light starts flickering white.

Note: You can also fix the blue light on your fake AirPods by factory resetting them.

Can AirPods be tracked if turned off?

As soon as you switch off your Apple earbuds or deactivate Bluetooth on your device, the Find My app loses track of them. You will then be informed on the Find My app of their last connected location, which may not be precise, especially if someone has already picked them up and has moved somewhere else.

AirPods can also be offline if their battery is dead or you’ve placed them inside their charging case. However, whenever you or someone else turn them on again, their location will pop up on your device running the Find My app.

Can AirPods be tracked if location is off?

If you’ve already turned off AirPods location notifications on your iOS device, and they are either lost or left in the charging case somewhere, you can still locate them using the iCloud website or “Find My Network” feature.

1. Use iCloud Website

  • Open your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch browser, and head to the iCloud “Find” page.
  • Sign in to your account with the correct credentials and select “Devices.”
  • Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch from the list.
  • Tap “Play Sound”; the sound will get louder on your AirPods, and they will appear on the list with directions leading to them.
  • In case the AirPods are off, you will see the location directions where they last connected.

INFO: If you are accessing iCloud from a PC browser, you can only hear an incrementing sound on the AirPods (If they are ON) rather than getting the exact directions.

2. Turn On Find My Network

Before losing your earbuds, you can also enable the Find My Network feature on your iOS device to locate them, even if they are out of range or there is no direct internet connection.

  • Plug your AirPods in your ears and connect them to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
  • Head to device “Settings.”
  • Tap your AirPods name.
  • Toggle on “Find My Network.”


Disabling the AirPods location on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may help you get rid of the location notifications, but that can cause a problem when you try to find them if lost afterward.

We hope that this guide helped you with your question and you can also track your gadget easily in case of an unfortunate event, even after turning off their location notifications.