Apple introduces its AirTags tracking device during the recent virtual tech event. Paired with Find My app, it will help you locate the misplaced item more easily.
Apple’s new tracking device AirTags was one of the newly introduced gadgets during the recent Apple event. This device works like Tile and Samsung’s SmartTag Bluetooth trackers. It can help you find the lost items like your keys, wallets, and other important stuff. With the use of Find My app and iOS 14.5, it can help you track what you are looking for.
Apple AirTags was launched during the recent Apple virtual tech events. Priced at $29 each (or $99 for a set of four), these new devices are ready for pre-order starting this Friday. And they will be seen in retailers on April 30.
But once you will get your AirTags, how do you use them? Here’s what to know on how to set them up. Apple says that the way to set up AirTags is very much like setting up the AirPods.
Here are simple steps to setup you AirTags:
1. Locate the Find My app on your iPhone or any Apple-compatible device. The app usually is already pre-installed, but you need to set it up.
2. Pair your iPhone with your AirTag by simply connecting both devices the AirTag and iPhone with the use of Bluetooth.
3. Follow the steps shown on the iPhone screen and assign a name to it (like “my house key” or “my car key” or whatever you are attaching it to) and register it to your Apple ID.
4. Once the AirTag and iPhone is paired, the list of items in the app should show the device name.
5. And attach the AirTag to whatever important item you would like to track for.
When lost within the range
If the stuff you attach your AirTag to is within the range of the Bluetooth, you can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to help you locate it. You can also ask Siri to help you find it, and the AirTag will play a sound if it is within the range of the Bluetooth.
Lost outside the range
However, if you happen to misplace your item in a public place, you can put the AirTag in Lost Mode. Anytime you get within the Bluetooth range or when the Find My app locates the device, you will be notified.
If somebody happens to find it, they can tap the AirTag using their iPhone or another NFC (Near Field Communication)-capable device and the contact information will be taken into a website where you can see it. You can then connect with the owner and return the lost item. However, the information that will be reflected on the website is only those that the owner has inputted.