Apple has expanded support for the Find My app to the Powerbeats Pro and Beats Flex earbuds, in addition to some other Beats audio accessories, as per Dutch blog iCulture.
- Powerbeats Pro and Beats Flex now support the Find My app.
- This requires iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5.
- Beats products without Apple’s W1 and H1 chips are unsupported.
The magic of the W1/H1 chips
Apparently, any Beats headphones that are powered by Apple’s W1 wireless chip or the newer H1 headphone chip can now support the Find My app in iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta.
MacRumors has more:
With iOS and iPadOS 14.5, users can locate and keep track of their Bluetooth earbuds right from within the Find My app. Currently, Apple says that if Powerbeats Pro are lost, customers should contact Apple Support, making the process of finding them lengthy.
This is expected to work like finding any other product through the Find My app.
Here’s how it works
In the case of audio products such as the AirPods, the Find My app lets you play a sound from a misplaced earbud to help you locate it. And with Apple’s recent Find My Network initiative, third-party accessories can now officially integrate with the Find My app.
The Find My app is also expected to support AirTags, Apple’s upcoming tiny Bluetooth item trackers, allowing you to easily ate and track items like keys and wallets. The Find My app currently supports the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and AirPods devices.
iOS and iPadOS 14.5 are expected to bring a plethora of news features including unlocking your iPhone with an Apple Watch even while wearing a mask, brand new emoji, the ability to select a default music streaming service for Siri requests, new Shortcuts actions, new security features for Safari, Waze-like incident reporting in Maps, several Music improvements and more.
The updates are expected to launch later this month.