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Photo: Ivan_Shenets (Shutterstock) Has this ever happened to you? You’re out and about, minding your own business, when suddenly your iPhone hits you with an “AirPods Left Behind” message. You panic, wondering where you could’ve dropped your expensive earbuds—until you realize they never left your pocket. What gives, iPhone? Before we dive into the issue, let’s explain how this feature is supposed to work. Apple’s “Notify When Left Behind” option is available for AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and AirPods 3, when paired with any iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 device. Because these headphones are compatible with the Find My network, they can communicate with other iPhones out in the world to update their location. While it isn’t a live GPS signal, it’s certainly helpful, since you’ll be able to see where your AirPods were last in contact with another iPhone owner. When working as it should, this feature should send you a notification when you’ve been separated from your AirPods for a period of time. To avoid being notified every time you leave your AirPods somewhere intentional, you can specify certain locations where the feature doesn’t kick in. If you don’t want your iPhone warning you every time you leave your AirPods at home, for example, you can set your address as such a location. The problem here is lately, your iPhone might warn you your AirPods were left behind when they’re actually still on your person. I get these alerts all the time. Sometimes, my iPhone thinks I […]