I have either lost my AirPods either someone stole them, and I would like to find more details to find which possibilities is most likely.

Unfortunately my AirPods are not listed under Find My (probably I forgot to activate that function). So what remains is to check the last time I was using them/they were in the Bluetooth range of my Mac.

In this precise moment I can ask my Mac to give me the list of visible (both connected and not) Bluetooth devices, the question is: is the history (time included) of connected/visible bluetooth devices logged somewhere in macOS?

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I was able to do brew install blueutil and then use the recent command: blueutil --recent to get the mac address of my airpods then use the info command:

blueutil --info fc-1d-43-b9-8f-05
address: fc-1d-43-b9-8f-05, not connected, not favourite, paired, 
name: "James’s AirPods Pro", recent access date: 2021-05-26 18:36:22 +0000

this gives you the recent access date and time. Hope this helps!

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    WOW! If I could give you 10 upvotes I would! Btw I did find the AirPods in the end, but this would have helped me a lot!
    – Nisba
    Jun 8, 2021 at 21:56
  • Glad you found them @Nisba I didn't find mine unfortunately but I have a new pair :)
    – james-see
    Jun 9, 2021 at 16:49

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