Airtags: How one can Use Apple’s New Trackers to Discover Your Lacking Content material

Here is everything you need to know about setting up and using your AirTags after your purchase.

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Apple is new AirTags tracking devices made his debut at the tech giant on Tuesday virtual product launch event. The beacon style devices work similarly to tile and Samsung SmartTag Bluetooth tracker and can help you find lost items like keys, backpack and more by tracking them with the Find my app and iOS 14.5.

Apple AirTags are priced at $ 29 (£ 29, AU $ 45) each or $ 99 (£ 99, AU $ 149) for a four-pack and it will be Available for pre-sale on Friday. They will go on sale in stores on April 30th. You can find others too AirTags accessories such as key rings and eyeglass straps available from third parties such as Belkin.

But how do you use your AirTags once you’ve received them? Here’s what you need to know to get started with AirTags.


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How to set up your AirTags

According to Apple, the AirTags setup is similar to activating AirPods. Here’s what you can do when you have the devices in hand.

1. Find the Find My app on your iPhone or compatible Apple device. The app should come pre-installed, but you’ll need to set it up.

2. Pair your AirTag with your iPhone. All you have to do is bring the AirTag near your iPhone and it should connect.

3. Follow the on-screen steps to name your new item (i.e. “My Car Keys” if you attach your AirTag to your keys) and register it with your Apple ID.

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Pairing your AirTags with your iPhone is very easy thanks to Bluetooth technology.

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4th. Once the AirTag is paired, you should be able to see it under Items in the app, where you can see its current or last known location on a map.

5. Attach the AirTag to any item you want to keep an eye on – your keys, your phone, everything.

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Find nearby items with AirTags or activate Lost Mode

Another cool feature: 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 tone if it’s nearby. If you have one iPhone 11 or iPhone 12you can use the precision finding function, which will guide you to the AirTag with more detailed instructions.

If you’ve misplaced your item in a public place, you can put the AirTag in lost mode and be notified when it’s in range or found by the Find My network. When someone finds it, they can tap it with their iPhone or other NFC-enabled device and be directed to a website to view the owner’s contact information, if you’ve set that up.

For more information, see Using the Find My App, and Everything you should know about iOS 14.5.


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