How Accurate Is the GPS On Airpods? (Solved!)

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Apple AirPods have a lot of features that make them great for everyday use. Not only are they completely wireless, but they also have great sound quality. One feature that a lot of people are curious about is GPS accuracy. How Accurate Is the GPS On Airpods?

Airpods do not have GPS. They use what is called “crowd-sourced Wi-Fi” to determine your location. This means that they use the location of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots to determine your location. This can be accurate in some cases, but it is not as accurate as a dedicated FIND MY device.

In this blog post, I will answer that question and give you some tips on improving the accuracy of the AirPods FIND MY.

How Accurate Is the GPS On Airpods
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How Accurate Is the FIND MY On Airpods?

Airpods can be tracked until they’re up to 40 feet away, after which you will find it difficult to track them. It is important to note that Airpods do not have GPS trackers. They use “Find My AirPods” to track their location.

This means that your Airpods will only be as accurate as of the FIND MY on your iPhone.

The Find My iPhone feature uses a combination of Wi-Fi, cellular data, and satellite data to triangulate the position of your Airpods. The accuracy of this feature depends on the availability of these three things. 

If you’re in an area with a good cellular connection and strong Wi-Fi signal, the accuracy of Find My iPhone will be very good. However, if you’re in an area with a weak Wi-Fi signal or no cellular data, the accuracy of Find My iPhone will be reduced.

Satellite data is used to supplement the other two methods when determining the location of your Airpods. The use of satellite data can help improve the accuracy of Find My iPhone, but it is not always available.

When satellite data is not available, the FIND MY on your Airpods will be less accurate.

You can download an app called “Wunderfind” on AppStore or Google Play to increase your chance to find your AirPods. Select the AirPods in the app to get the calculated distance score.

When you move around you can see how this score varies to see if you are moving closer or further away from your device.

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Benefits of Using FIND MY Airpods

1. It Helps to Find Airpods if They are Lost

The Find My app will help you locate your Airpods if they are lost. The app will show you the last known location of your Airpods and help you find them.

2. It is Used to Track Fitness Goals

The Find My app can also track your fitness goals. The app can keep track of how far you have walked, run, or jogged. You can also use the app to set goals and track your progress over time.

3. You Can Navigate with the Help of FIND MY

You can use the FIND MY on Airpods for navigation purposes. With the help of the FIND MY, you can easily find your way around an unfamiliar area.

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Tips to Improve the Accuracy of Tracking on Airpods

You can do a few things to improve the accuracy of the tracking on your Airpods.

1. Keep your iPhone Updated

Make sure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. The latest version of iOS includes the most accurate data for Find My iPhone.

2. Turn On-Location Services

The Location Services should be turned on for Find My iPhone. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn on the location services for Find My iPhone.

3. Turn On Wi-Fi

Ensure that Wi-Fi is turned on for your Airpods. To do this, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and turn on the Wi-Fi for your Airpods.

4. Turn On Cellular Data

You can also use cellular data for your Airpods, so turn it on. To do this, go to Settings > Cellular and turn on the cellular data for your Airpods.

5. Update Your Airpods Firmware

Your Airpods need to be running the latest version of the firmware. Go to Settings > General > About and look for the firmware version to update the firmware. If a newer version is available, update your Airpods.

How to Use Find My to Track Your Airpods

Find My is fantastic, but let’s face it: the Airpods are small, and just because they appear on a map doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to locate them.

What if they’re lost in the grass or hidden beneath a pillow? That’s where the rest of Find My’s features come in.

To begin, you may have your Airpods play a sound so that if you are close to them, they will generate a strong audio signal that will assist you in finding them. To do this:

  • Open the Find My app and tap on the Devices tab.
  • Tap on your Airpods.
  • Tap on the Actions button.
  • Tap on Play Sound.

If you’re not close to your Airpods, you can use the map to try and locate them. The map will show you the last known location of your Airpods. You should:

  • Open the Find My app and tap on the Devices tab.
  • Tap on your Airpods.
  • Tap on the Info button.
  • You will see the last known location of your Airpods on the map. If you tap on the Directions button, you can get directions to the last known location of your Airpods.

You can also use the Find My app to remotely delete your Airpods if you think they are lost forever. To do this:

  • Open the Find My app and tap on the Devices tab.
  • Tap on your Airpods.
  • Tap on the Actions button.
  • Tap on Erase This Device.
  • You will be asked to confirm that you want to erase your Airpods. Once you confirm, your Airpods will be erased, and you will no longer be able to track them.

Final Thoughts

Airpods do not have built-in GPS, but you can use the Find My app to track their location. There are some limitations to using it on Airpods, but you can also use some tips to improve the accuracy of tracking on Airpods.

I hope this article has helped you learn the accuracy of using the My Find App on Airpods and tips on improving the accuracy on AirPods.


Espen

Espen is the Director of ProPairing and has written extensively about Bluetooth devices for years. He is a consumer product expert and has personally tested Bluetooth devices for the last decade.


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