iOS 14.5 to Introduce Find My Support for Powerbeats Pro [Updated]

Beginning with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Powerbeats Pro users will be able to locate, track, and find their headphones with the built-in Find My app.

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The ‌Find My‌ app, formerly named ‌Find My‌ iPhone, helps users locate and track devices linked to their iCloud accounts such as their ‌iPhone‌, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods. Thanks to Apple's purchase of Beats in 2014, products such as the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ have enjoyed deep integration with iOS and macOS. However, they have lacked support for the ‌Find My‌ app.

With iOS and iPadOS 14.5, users will be able to 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.

Like ‌AirPods‌, users will be able to trigger a sound to play from the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ to locate them. All in all, the new integration helps blur the line between the software experience for Apple's ‌AirPods‌ line and the Beats brand.

iOS and iPadOS 14.5, expected in the early spring, has quickly become the most significant update to iOS 14 since its launch in September. Starting with the new update in conjunction with watchOS 7.5, users will be able to unlock their iPhones with their Apple Watch, even if they're wearing a mask. Additional features in the update include crowdsourcing for accidents in Apple Maps, brand new emojis, the ability to select a default music streaming service and more.

(Thanks, Francis!)

Update: Dutch website iCulture notes that Beats Flex, and possibly some other Beats products containing Apple's W1 or H1 chips, also appear to support the ‌Find My‌ app in the iOS 14.5 beta.

Update 2: French website MacGeneration was first to spot the addition of Beats in the ‌Find My‌ app, including the Solo Pro.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Top Rated Comments

Cybbe Avatar
6 weeks ago

AirPods can do this? I wasn't aware of that, awesome!
In my experience it’s completely useless. First, it doesn’t make a sound while in the case. Second, it doesn’t actually make a sound until you connect to a loose AirPod, which you generally won’t do as it will be disconnected from your phone and in some kind of sleep mode. Third, the location it shows is only the last connected location. In its current iteration find my AirPod is a gimmick.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
6 weeks ago
14.5 just keeps getting better and better.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zadigre Avatar
6 weeks ago

Sounds like they won’t have the fully baked in offline lost mode like the iPhones, iPads and Macs have, but this is still a welcome addition! Unless they change something in how the sleep mode affects connectivity and pairing, I don’t see how that would be possible sadly.
this is exactly the same with AirPods now...
but I guess with airtags coming soon, this might change if the integrate some sort of AirTags to at least the case.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dazlicous Avatar
6 weeks ago
Shaping up to be a decent and big update
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hellosil Avatar
6 weeks ago

Like AirPods, users will be able to trigger a sound to play from the Powerbeats Pro to locate them.
AirPods can do this? I wasn't aware of that, awesome!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radeon85 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Took them long enough to introduce it considering it's pretty much the same tech that's in the Airpods.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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