When Lost Mode is enabled, the Find My network will begin searching for your AirPods. Once they're found, you'll receive an alert on your iPhone with their current location. Trigger your AirPods Pro or AirPods Max to play sounds, making it easier to find them.
When a device is marked as lost, one of these status notes appears below the Mark As Lost section: Pending: If the device isn't connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network when you mark it as lost, Pending appears until the device goes online again. Activated: Once the device goes online, the device is marked as lost.
The lost phone gets a notification. On the map, you'll get info about where the phone is. The location is approximate and might not be accurate. If your phone can't be found, you'll see its last known location, if available.
What happens when you mark a device as lost? A confirmation email is sent to your Apple ID email address. You can display a custom message on the device's Lock Screen. For example, you may want to indicate that the device is lost or how to contact you.
Mark as Lost When you mark your device as lost, you remotely lock it with a passcode, keeping your information secure. This also disables Apple Pay on the missing device. And you can display a custom message with your contact information on the missing device.
If your Apple Watch goes missing, you can lock it immediately at iCloud.com or your paired iPhone. Just place your watch in Lost Mode. Then you can send it a custom message with your phone number. So if someone finds your Apple Watch, they'll know how to contact you.
When enabled, Lost Mode will lock the device, prevent notifications and messages from showing up on your lock screen, and continue tracking the phone's location. The phone will still ring for incoming phone and FaceTime calls. This should help you track down the phone if it's nearby.
What happens if you activate Mark As Lost for your device. Mark as Lost remotely locks your missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac with a passcode, keeping your information secure even if your device goes missing.
When you mark your Apple Watch as lost, your watch is locked with a passcode so that others can't access your personal information, and the ability to pay with Apple Pay using credit or debit cards in Wallet is suspended.
When the device has been marked as lost, you see Activated under the Mark As Lost section. If the device isn't connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network when you mark it as lost, you see Pending until the device goes online again.
You can create a message for the device that says it's lost and how to contact you. For an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch, your device doesn't display alerts or make noise when you receive messages or notifications, or if any alarms go off. Your device can still receive phone calls and FaceTime calls.
Mark AirPods as lost
Marking your iPhone as lost does several things. First, it locks your iPhone with your passcode, preventing anyone from accessing it. It also disables Apple Pay, which prevents would-be thieves from being able to purchase anything, even if they were somehow able to guess your passcode.