Apple revealed iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8 during WWDC21, back in June. One of the features it announced during the opening keynote of the conference is proper Find My AirPods support. The feature finally started rolling out last week to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users around the world. However, a new discovery has been made regarding how this new feature works.
According to a screenshot shared by u/freaktheclown on Reddit, “Notify When Left Behind” temporarily pauses when you don’t reconnect your AirPods to your phone for a while. The alert was spotted on iOS 15.1 beta 4, which rolled out to both developers and public beta testers yesterday.
The alert states:
You have not connected to your AirPods recently. This feature is temporarily paused to save battery life. To resume using this feature, reconnect to your AirPods.
As the alert mentions, this limit has been added to preserve the battery life of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max and avoid excessive…