What is Apple AirTag?
Apple AirTag is a small device to keep track of your stuff. Attach one to your keys, slip another in your backpack. And just like that, they’re on your radar in the Find My app, where you can also track down your Apple devices and keep up with friends and family, AirTag is water resistant and designed to keep going more than a year on a standard battery you can easily replace.
It also has a built-in speaker so you can ping it to play a sound If it’s hiding somewhere nearby to you, your iPhone can also lead you straight to it with a precision finding if you have one of these phones: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max and later models.
What if your AirTag is lost somewhere in a large area
Your AirTag sends out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in the Find My network. These devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud — then you can go to the Find My app and se
e it on a map. The whole process is anonymous and encrypted to protect your privacy. And itʼs efficient, so thereʼs no need to worry about battery life or data usage.
What if you don’t know where you have lost it at all
Just like your other Apple devices, AirTag can be put into Lost Mode. Then, when it’s detected by a device in the network, you’ll automatically get a notification. You can also set it so someone can get your contact info by tapping your AirTag with an NFC-capable smartphone — that’s the same technology that lets people pay for things with their phones.