Apple’s Find My app has been a helpful app for finding lost Apple products over the years. However, Apple at its April 2021 event announced the long rumored AirTag. Apple has introduce its product AirTags to help users find their non-Apple Products as well. AirTag makes use of the find My app to find your non apple items like your keys with ease. Like the name Suggest, all you have to do is tag the item you want to know its location by attaching the Apple Airtag to the item and you are good to go.
The Airtag also has a built-in Speaker to play Sounds through for ease of locating your lost item. According to Apple, the precision finding technology is only Compatible with iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max.
The tags will be sold at a starting price of $29 and for $99 you can get a pack of four. The tags will be available on April 30th but Pre-orders have already started.
How does Apple AirTag work?
The Airtag makes use of Bluetooth to send out secured signal that Can easily be detected by nearby devices in the find My network. Using an encrypted process, the location of your AirTag sent to iCloud and can be accessed on the find My app which then reflects the location of the AirTag on a maps.
How to set up your Apple AirTag
According to Apple, the Air Tag setup is similar to that of the AirPods, and this is how you can set up your AirTags.
- Locate the Find My app on your iPhone or any compatible Apple device.
- Pair your Apple AirTag with your iPhone by bring the AirTag Close to your device and it should connect automatically.
- Follow the onscreen steps to name your new item (e.g., “My car keys” if you’re attaching your AirTag to your keys) and register it to your Apple ID.
- Once the AirTag is paired, you should be able to see it under items in the app, where you’ll be able to see its current or last known location on a map.
- Attach the AirTag to whatever item you’d like to keep track of.
How to use AirTags to find your stuff
Use the Find My app
If the item you’ve misplaced is within Bluetooth range, you can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to help you find it. You can also ask Siri to find the item, and the AirTag will play a sound if it’s nearby. If you have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12, you’ll be able to take advantage of the Precision Finding feature, which can help guide you to the AirTag with more precise directions.
Can’t find it anywhere? Turn on AirTags Lost Mode
To most Apple users, Lost Mode is not a new feature. Just like other Apple devices, AirTag Can be put into Lost Mode. This allows it to be detected by any device in the network near it. Once the AirTag is detected by a Close by device on the network, a notification is automatically Sent to you. You can also set it so you can be Contacted by anyone who finds your device by tapping your Airtag with an NFC-Capable Smartphone.