We will have to wait until the end of autumn to be able to benefit from it.
When Apple made iOS 15 available to all users yesterday, it decided it was best not to make all of the new features it announced immediately available.
Among the most awaited, we find the “Locate” function, which just like for the iPhone or for the lost Macs, should make it possible to find lost equipment. Released more than 5 years ago, the Airpods still did not have this practical feature. You had to cross your fingers and be within reach of your lost headphones, to hope to hear them.
Apple recently updated the page detailing the new features of iOS 15. It can be read that the “Locate” feature will not be available at the launch of iOS 15. The Apple brand indicates that we will have to wait “Later this fall” before I can benefit from it. Apple has not indicated the reasons for the delay.
Other services have also been postponed, such as the highly anticipated SharePlay or the possibility of adding identity documents to the Wallet application.
A tool that will save more than one
The “Locate” service should provide an approximate location of the missing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. If you lose your headphones and someone else with an iPhone, iPad or Mac approaches them, the “Find Out” service will be able to transmit an approximate location of the headphones in a secure and private manner. The feature is designed to help you get within Bluetooth range of AirPods so that they can play a sound and locate them. You will therefore have to be patient if you want to lose your Airpods!
Available since yesterday, iOS 15 was released after more than three months of beta. The update is compatible with all iPhones supporting iOS 14, including older devices like iPhone SE and iPhone 6s.