Apple AirTag is one of the company’s controversial products in the recent past and the device could be misused and there have been several issues related to it. But it’s also a useful product as it offers a technology-enabled solution for those who often keep losing or misplacing things.
When the AirTag is attached to an object, such as luggage or a keychain, those items can be easily tracked by the user via the Apple iPhone or any other Apple device connected to the account. Once the device is set up, you simply plug it into the object and the company claims the battery lasts more than a year.
The AirTag sends a secure Bluetooth signal containing location data that can be found by other devices on Apple’s Find My network. The data is then shared with iCloud, allowing the user to see the tracker’s location in the Find My app.
In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to track a lost item using AirTag on your Apple iPhone via the Find My application.
How to track a lost item using AirTag on Apple iPhone
Step 1: Open the Find My application on your Apple iPhone.
Step 2: When the app opens, tap the “Items” tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: On the screen showing all the AirTags available under your account, select the one you want to track.
Step 4: Next, tap on the “Directions” option to get navigation directions for the AirTag.
That’s all. After following this step by step guide, you will be able to track and navigate to the lost item that the Apple AirTag is attached to. There is also an option for Play Sound which will make the AirTag emit a sound, making it easier to find it when you search for the device.
If you are using Apple iPhone 11 or newer models, there is support for Ultra Wideband, which allows users to take advantage of the precision search to easily locate the AirTag. When the user is within range of the AirTag, the Find option will be available on the application with on-screen instructions to get the precise location.