Whether you’re on your way to work, late to class, or going to gym, it is absolutely essential that you have your headphones with you. Nothing is more frustrating than losing or forgetting your headphones when you leave your house. Even if it’s your in your house, it can be quite frustrating to misplace your headphones. Put frankly, losing your headphones can end up ruining your whole day.

Things are further complicated when you own Airpods. When Airpods were first being marketed to the world, Apple fans and even non-fans made a fuss about how easy it would be for such wireless headphones to get lost, misplaced or stolen. Luckily, Airpods come with a fairly large and noticeable case. This usually prevents loss or misplacement. However, what happens if you end up losing your Airpods case? No one warned you about this, likely.

The Airpods case is a charging case, and when you lose your case, you essentially lose your ability to charge your Airpods. This means even if your Airpods are in your possession and working perfectly fine, they’ll be rendered useless if you lose your case. Even if your Airpods are currently at full charge, a lost case makes it more likely that you’ll lose or misplace your Airpods as well. As you can see a lost Airpods case, can result in many troubling situations. Airpods, though incredible handy, are quite expensive, and if they become rendered useless by a lost case, you may be concerned that you wasted all of your money purchasing your Airpods.

Can I Use Find My iPhone to Locate My Airpods Case?

You may be aware that you can locate your Airpods through use of the Find My iPhone app. Using Find My iPhone, you can locate your Airpods as long as they’re within Bluetooth range of any of your devices. This means you can locate your lost Airpods in your home, in your office, in your car, or basically anywhere else within a 10-meter distance. You can even use the Find My iPhone app in order to have your Airpods make a sound that will only get louder with every second. This will help you locate your Airpods at a quicker rate. Find My iPhone is so advanced that you even have the ability to enable only one Airpod to make a noise. This feature is quite useful if you’ve lost only one Airpod and have the other in your possession.

At this point, you’re probably thinking that you can also use the Find My iPhone app to locate your Airpods case. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Your Airpods charging case doesn’t have a speaker installed, and therefore, is incapable of making a sound. You cannot use the Find My iPhone app in order to locate your lost Airpods case.

As silly as this may sound, it’s best to simply retrace your steps in order to locate your Airpods case. This is an underrated solution, that often works. Try to remember the locations in which you previously used your Airpods. It’s likely your Airpods case will be in one of these locations.

I Still Can’t Find My Airpods Case

If you retraced your steps, and looked all over the place, only to discover that your Airpods case has seemingly vanished, then there’s no need to be alarmed. You’re probably worried that without your case, you’re at greater risk of losing your Airpods. While this is true, you don’t need to worry. You won’t have to purchase a few set of Airpods in order to gain access to a new case. You’re in luck. Apple provides a free replacement program, through which you can purchase a brand-new replacement case. In order to learn more, follow along below.

Use Apple’s Fee Replacement Program

You may be concerned that you have to buy a new set of Airpods now that your case has gone missing, however, this isn’t the case at all. You don’t have to worry about breaking your bank, in order to purchase a new set of Airpods. The fact of the matter is, as stated above, Apple offers a free replacement program for both your individual Airpods and the charging case.

Generally, the price for a replacement depends on your location, but in the US, is set at $69 per Airpod or case. In other words, if you somehow happen to lose both your individual Airpods and the case, you’re better off purchasing a new set of Airpods than going through with the free replacement program. However. If you only lose your case or even both your Airpods, but not the case, you should use the free replacement program in order to save some money. Perhaps in the future, Apple will enable a Find My iPhone option for the Airpods case, as well.