Apple has launched a new wireless tracking device called AirTag. So, how do you use Apple’s AirTag? Wait, first, find out what Apple’s AirTag does.
You can attach AirTag, keys, and other essential items to your wallet. Then you can track it in “Find My.” Just like you can currently track the location of your iPhone, Apple Watch and MacBook.
What are AirTags?
AirTags are small devices you can place in or on your items, such as wallets, bags, and keys, so you can find them when you don’t know where they are. It can help you find your wallet somewhere in the house when you need help remembering to put it.
Apple’s Find My network supports AirTag, which includes all iPhones and other Apple gadgets released recently and updated to at least iOS 14.
What are AirTags like?
AirTag is round and light, made of polished steel with precision engraving. The design is IP67 waterproof and dustproof.
AirTag has a built-in speaker to make a sound to help find it. It also has a removable cover to replace the battery quickly.
You can personalize your AirTag through free engraving, including text and 31 emojis. Because it is small, it can only contain up to four characters and can only use letters, numbers, and a few emojis.
You can also purchase accessories, including polyurethane rings, leather rings, and key chains, to attach to your AirTag. Apple is also working with Hermes to provide AirTag-branded leather accessories.
How to Use AirTag
Using AirTag is very simple. You must be running an iPhone and must have iOS 14.5 or later. However, any device with iOS 14, iPad OS 14, or macOS Big Sur can help you find your lost AirTag.
- First, add AirTag to the “Find My” app. Open the Find My application.
- Bring the AirTag closer to your iPhone; it will automatically connect.
- Then, assign it to the project and name it with the default name or a name of your choice.
- After setting up AirTag, it will be displayed in the “New Items” tab of the “Find My” app.
If you want to add something to the list of tracked items, do the following:
- Open the Find My app.
- Click on the item (you may need to wait for it to appear).
- Now click to add items.
4. Your iPhone will search for nearby supported items.
AirTag will use low-power Bluetooth to send its location information; other Bluetooth devices will pass that information to you via “Find My. “
Advanced Features of AirTag
Besides the basic features, AirTag boasts some advanced capabilities that truly set it apart:
- AirTag Accessories: Apple offers a range of accessories to help you attach your AirTag to different items securely. These accessories are not only functional but also stylish.
- Custom Notifications: You can set custom notifications for your AirTag. You’ll be alerted promptly if it’s left behind or separated from your iPhone.
- NFC Compatibility: AirTag is equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication), which means it can be easily read by any NFC-enabled device, not just Apple devices. This feature can be handy if someone finds your lost item and wants to help you reunite with it.
- Third-Party Apps: Developers continuously develop innovative ways to use AirTag in third-party apps. Keep an eye out for new and creative uses of your AirTag in the app store.
The AirTag from Apple is a remarkable addition to the Apple ecosystem, making it easier than ever to keep tabs on your belongings. Learning how to use AirTag is a straightforward process, and the advanced features, customizability, and privacy considerations make it a valuable asset for anyone prone to misplacing their items. So, whether it’s your keys, backpack, or pet, an AirTag is a simple and efficient solution for keeping track of what matters most.