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Review: Chipolo's Find My-Enabled 'CARD Spot' is Ideal for Keeping Tabs on a Wallet

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:48 am PST by
Chipolo is an item tracking company that has embraced Apple's Find My network, and last May, it came out with one of the first Find My-enabled third party accessories, the Chipolo ONE Spot. Identical to the AirTag in almost every way, the Chipolo ONE Spot didn't have an edge over Apple's own item tracking solution, but Chipolo's $35 CARD Spot accessory beats out the AirTag when it comes to wallet ...

Review: The Chipolo ONE Spot is a Solid AirTag Alternative With Built-In Hole and Louder Sound

Friday May 28, 2021 10:29 am PDT by
The Chipolo ONE Spot is the first Find My-compatible accessory that's a direct AirTag competitor, offering AirTag-like tracking capabilities for your valuable items. The ONE Spot is slightly more affordable than the AirTag at $28 for one and $90 for four (vs $29 for one AirTag and $99 for four) and it has a couple benefits that make it a worthy AirTag alternative. Like the AirTag, the ONE...

AirTag Reviews: Smart and Capable for Those Already Living in Apple's Ecosystem

Thursday April 22, 2021 6:24 am PDT by
The embargo has lifted on reviews of Apple's new AirTag item tracker, although they are more like first impressions given that media outlets and YouTube channels had less than 48 hours of hands-on time with the small new device. Image Credit: The Verge AirTag will be available to order starting this Friday, April 23 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time in most countries, and it will begin arriving to...

AirTag How Tos

How to Get Directions to an AirTag Item in Apple Maps

Thursday September 15, 2022 4:38 am PDT by
Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've set up a AirTag and attached it to an item, you'll want to know how to track it so that you can locate the attached item, should you misplace it. If your iPhone or...

How to Find a Nearby AirTag With Your Android Phone

Wednesday December 22, 2021 3:13 pm PST by
Since Apple launched AirTags, the company has been enhancing their security to prevent stalking using the Bluetooth devices. One of these enhancements includes giving Android phone users the ability to detect an unknown AirTag if it is close to them. ‌AirTags‌ are designed to play a sound when away from their owner and will also alert iPhone owners if there's an unknown tag nearby, but...

iOS 15.2 Beta: How to Use Find My to Locate Items That Can Track You

Friday November 12, 2021 3:41 am PST by
Update December 13: This change did not make it into the final release of iOS 15.2, but may reappear in a future update. In iOS 15.2, which is available in beta right now, Apple introduced new features for the Find My app, including a way to search for items that might be used to track your location. The new Unknown Items feature is called "Items That Can Track Me," and when activated,...

How to Check Your AirTags Firmware Version

Thursday June 3, 2021 1:30 pm PDT by
Like most Apple products, AirTags are able to be updated with new software over the air, with Apple able to push new firmware when required. Apple in June 2021 released the first AirTags firmware update with anti-stalking security enhancements that decreased the intervals in which an AirTag separated from its owner will play a sound. Additional firmware updates have been released since that...

What to Do If You Find an AirTag Making a Sound

Monday May 10, 2021 9:43 am PDT by
Apple's AirTag item trackers are designed to keep tabs on personal possessions such as keys, wallets, backpacks, luggage and more using the Find My network on iOS devices. If an AirTag is separated for a period of time from its owner, it will make a sound to alert those nearby. If you find an AirTag after hearing it make a sound, here's what you can do to help return it to its rightful...

How to Turn Off AirTag Item Safety Alerts

Thursday May 6, 2021 1:30 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTag item trackers are designed to be attached to personal items such as keys, wallets, bags, and so on, so that the owner can keep tabs on said items and track them down using their iPhone or iPad, should they be misplaced. Once an AirTag is set up on Apple's Find My network, only the owner is able to keep track of it using their iOS device. Apple has also implemented an...

Found a Lost AirTag? Here’s What to Do

Wednesday May 5, 2021 12:06 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTag item trackers are designed to let users track their everyday possessions, such as keys, wallets, backpacks, and so on. If you find an AirTag that's been separated from its owner, here's how you can safely return it to them. AirTags‌ can be tracked by their owners in Apple's ‌Find My app‌, which uses Bluetooth and other Apple devices to locate them. However, if an AirTag ...

How to Factory Reset an AirTag So Someone Else Can Use It

Tuesday May 4, 2021 3:26 pm PDT by
When you set up an AirTag, it's automatically associated with your Apple ID, which means it's linked to your Apple ID and can't be used by someone else unless you reset it. Resetting can be as simple as removing an AirTag from your Apple ID, by following these steps: Open the Find My app. Tap on the AirTag that you want to remove by choosing its name from the list. Swipe upwards...

How to Check an AirTag's Battery Life

Friday April 30, 2021 5:05 pm PDT by
AirTags come equipped with a CR2032 battery that Apple says is designed to last for at least a year, so you shouldn't need to worry about the battery in your AirTag often. If you're curious about how it's holding up or if you're worried it could get low at a time that would be inconvenient, it's easy to check the battery level of an AirTag in the Find My app. Open the Find My app and...

How to Use Precision Finding to Locate an AirTag With iPhone 11 and iPhone 12

Friday April 30, 2021 2:30 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've set up an AirTag and attached it to an item, you can track said item in the Find My app, should you misplace it. Find My uses Bluetooth signals from a lost AirTag...

How to Change an AirTag's Battery

Friday April 30, 2021 1:49 pm PDT by
AirTags use standard coin-shaped CR2032 batteries, which are designed to last at least a year before needing to be replaced. Most early AirTag adopters have probably already had to swap in a new battery, but if you've never done it before and find yourself in need of a battery replacement, it's easy to put in a new one. CR2032 batteries are common batteries that can be purchased on Amazon...

How to Put an AirTag in Lost Mode

Friday April 30, 2021 1:30 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTags are small, coin-shaped devices that can be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. AirTags can be tracked using the Items tab in Find My, and just like your Apple devices, if one should become lost, you can put it in Lost Mode to locate it. If an AirTag is nearby, it...

How to Play a Sound on an AirTag

Friday April 30, 2021 12:26 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've set up a AirTag and attached it to an item, you can track said item in the Find My app, should you misplace it. Find My uses Bluetooth signals from a lost AirTag to ...

How to Locate an AirTag in Find My on iPhone

Friday April 30, 2021 12:24 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've just set up a new AirTag, you'll want to know how to track it so that you can locate the attached item, should you misplace it. If your iPhone or iPad is running...

How to Add an AirTag to Find My on Your iPhone

Friday April 30, 2021 12:18 pm PDT by
Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've just got hold of a new AirTag, you'll want to get it set up and ready for use. Before you do, make sure you've updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 14.5 or iPadOS...

How to Disable an Unknown AirTag Found Moving With You to Prevent Being Tracked

Tuesday April 20, 2021 4:22 pm PDT by
Apple's new AirTag item tracker lets you easily track things like your keys, wallet, purse, backpack, luggage, and more. AirTags have a small, circular design with a white side and a polished stainless steel side with an Apple logo. AirTag has been designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If you are an iPhone or iPad user, the built-in Find My app will notify you if an unknown AirTag is...

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AirTag 2: Everything We Know So Far

Monday August 14, 2023 3:11 pm PDT by
Apple introduced AirTags in 2021, and over the last two years, the item tracker has been growing in popularity. Rumors suggest that Apple has a new version of the AirTag in the works, and while we don't know a lot just yet, a new model is said to be coming in 2025. This guide highlights everything that we know about the AirTag 2 so far, and we'll be added to it as new rumors surface. Desig...

AirTag vs. Tile Buyer's Guide 2023

Thursday April 29, 2021 1:58 am PDT by
The AirTag remains a prominent player in the item tracker market, known for its small, round disc design that integrates seamlessly with Apple's Find My app. However, it's worth noting that Apple wasn't the pioneer in this technology; Tile has been a forerunner in Bluetooth item trackers for over a decade, maintaining its status as AirTag's primary competitor even today. While both AirTag...

November Event Coming? Everything Apple Didn't Announce at the October Event

Friday October 16, 2020 2:43 pm PDT by
Apple has held events in September and October so far, first focusing on the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air and then new iPhone 12 models and the HomePod mini. There are still a handful of products that Apple is expected to launch before the end of the year, so will we see a November event? Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. From AirPods Studio to an Arm-based...

What to Expect at October's Apple Event: New iPhone 12 Lineup, Smaller HomePod Mini, Wireless Chargers and More

Friday October 9, 2020 1:32 pm PDT by
Last-Minute Leaks Noted leaker Evan Blass has shared full sets of images of what he says as the actual iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini lineups in five colors. Blass has also shared the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max lineups in four colors. Finally, Blass has shared images of the HomePod mini in black and white with a more spherical design than its larger sibling. Our...

AirTags: Apple's Item Trackers - Everything We Know

Tuesday October 29, 2019 2:28 pm PDT by
Apple in April 2021 unveiled its long awaited AirTag after years of rumors and speculation. The small circular tag is designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. AirTags Price A single AirTag is priced at $29, and a package of four AirTags can be purchased for $99....

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When to Expect the AirTag 2 to Launch

Tuesday January 9, 2024 11:34 am PST by
Apple released its AirTag item tracker in April 2021. The accessory has not received any hardware updates since, but there have been rumors about a new model. Below, we recap rumors about when the second-generation AirTag might be released, as well as potential new features to expect. Timing Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman both expect the next AirTag...
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Apple Reveals Annual Japanese New Year Promotion With Special AirTag

Tuesday December 26, 2023 11:05 am PST by
In celebration of the Japanese New Year, Apple will be holding a promotion that offers customers in Japan a free Apple gift card worth up to ¥30,000 with the purchase of an eligible Apple product from January 2 through January 5. Gift card values range from ¥4,000 for products like the iPhone SE and third-generation AirPods to ¥30,000 for the 15-inch MacBook Air. In addition to a gift...
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Apple Releases New Firmware for AirTags

Tuesday October 31, 2023 12:26 pm PDT by
Apple today released a new firmware update designed for the AirTag item trackers. The firmware features a build number of 2A61, up from the 2A36 firmware that came out last December. It has been nearly a year since Apple updated the firmware on the AirTags, and there is no word yet on what might be included in the update. Today's firmware release will be rolling out on a staggered basis....
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Kuo: AirTag 2 Postponed Until 2025

Wednesday October 18, 2023 10:54 am PDT by
Apple will not release a second-generation version of the AirTag until 2025, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Mass production on the accessory has reportedly been delayed until 2025, which has pushed back Apple's target launch timeline. Back in August, Kuo had said that mass production would kick off in the fourth quarter of 2024, suggesting a late 2024 or early 2025 launch....
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California AirTag Lawsuit Widened to Include Dozens More Stalking Cases

Friday October 13, 2023 5:45 am PDT by
Apple is facing an expanded class action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco by more than three dozen victims allegedly terrorized by stalkers using Apple AirTags, reports ArsTechnica. The complaint targets Apple alleged negligence in allowing AirTags to become "one of the most dangerous and frightening technologies employed by stalkers" since they can be easily used used to determine...
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Kuo: New AirTag Likely to Enter Mass Production in Late 2024

Wednesday August 2, 2023 9:11 am PDT by
Apple suppliers will likely begin mass production of a second-generation AirTag in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to new information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The current AirTag launched in April 2021 and is priced at $29. Kuo believes the new AirTag will have better integration with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, as part of a spatial computing ecosystem, but he did...
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AirTag Hidden in Stuffed Animal Nabs Bar Thief

Thursday July 27, 2023 3:37 pm PDT by
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a thief was hitting a string of bars and restaurants, breaking into safes and stealing cash. One of the bars impacted was the Sneaky Beagle, and the location was burgled several times, leading the staff to set up a sting that involved an AirTag. As outlined by WMBF News, staff at the Sneaky Beagle opened up a stuffed animal, stuck an ‌AirTag‌ inside, and put...
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Google's New Anti-Stalking Measure Will Alert Android Users About Unknown AirTags

Thursday July 27, 2023 11:45 am PDT by
Back in May, Google announced plans to introduce a new safety feature that would alert Android users about nearby unknown Bluetooth trackers, including AirTags, preventing people from being stalked with tracking accessories. The tracking alert functionality is rolling out starting today. Android smartphones will provide automatic alerts if an unknown Bluetooth tracker is separated from its...
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Apple to Expand AirTag-Like Unwanted Tracking Alerts to Other Item Trackers in Future iOS Version

Tuesday May 2, 2023 7:32 am PDT by
Apple and Google today jointly submitted a proposed industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth item trackers for unwanted tracking of individuals. As part of this initiative, the companies plan to expand AirTag-like unwanted tracking alerts to third-party item trackers in future versions of iOS and Android. Tile, Chipolo, Samsung, Eufy, and Pebblebee have expressed support ...
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New York Police Department Encourages Car Owners to Use AirTags to Deter Theft, 500 Free AirTags Available

Monday May 1, 2023 4:09 pm PDT by
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is encouraging New York car owners to install Apple AirTags in cars in order to cut down on car theft in the city. In a tweet shared over the weekend, the NYPD said that "the 21st century calls for 21st century policing," and that an AirTag in a car will help officers recover a car if it is stolen. An accompanying video instructs car owners to get an ‌Air...
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Elevation Lab Launches New 'TagVault: Fabric' AirTag Holder

Wednesday April 19, 2023 4:07 pm PDT by
Elevation Lab, known for its range of accessories designed for Apple devices, today announced the launch of the TagVault: Fabric, its latest AirTag holder. The TagVault: Fabric is, as the name suggests, made of fabric, and it features a fabric holder for the ‌AirTag‌ along with an adhesive base that can stick anywhere. The fabric mount can be used with luggage, purses, bags, jackets, and...
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AirTag Used by Federal Agents to Bust Illegal Narcotics Manufacturer

Thursday March 23, 2023 4:43 pm PDT by
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency last year used an AirTag to track illegal drug making paraphernalia sent from China to a narcotics manufacturer in the U.S., according to information from a search warrant that was shared by Forbes. Border agents in May 2022 intercepted two packages from China, which included a pill press and pill dyes. They suspected the equipment was headed to a...
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Apple Releases Over 20 New Apple Watch Bands and AirTag Accessories, Including New Hermès 'Casaque' Line

Tuesday March 7, 2023 7:01 am PST by
Alongside the Yellow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus and new selection of Silicone Cases, Apple today released 19 new Apple Watch bands offering a range of fresh color options, including a new "Casaque" line for Apple Watch Hermès. The new Apple Watch band colors are as follows, with slightly different new options available depending on the type of band: Solo Loop Sprout Green Canary...
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Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
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Google Is Reportedly Working on Its Own AirTag-Style Location Tracker

Tuesday January 17, 2023 3:58 am PST by
Google is working on its own location tracking tag to compete with Apple AirTags and Tile trackers, according to developer and leaker Kuba Wojciechowski (via The Verge). The developer claims to have discovered references to the upcoming first-party tags in Google's Fast Pair method for quickly pairing nearby Bluetooth devices. The device is said to be codenamed "Grogu," after the baby Yoda...
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Apple Announces Japanese New Year Promotion With Limited-Edition AirTag

Monday December 26, 2022 12:51 pm PST by
In celebration of the Japanese New Year, Apple will be holding a two-day promotion that offers customers in Japan a free Apple gift card worth up to ¥32,000 with the purchase of an eligible Apple product on January 2 and January 3. Gift card amounts will range from ¥4,000 for second-generation AirPods and other accessories to ¥32,000 for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. In addition ...
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Apple Reveals New AirTag Features Added in Latest Firmware Updates

Tuesday December 20, 2022 4:51 am PST by
Apple has released two firmware updates for its AirTag item trackers since November, but at the time the company didn't provide any information on what was changed. Earlier this week, Apple finally updated a support document explaining what's new. According to Apple, firmware update 2.0.24 allows AirTag owners to use Precision Finding to help locate an unknown AirTag with their iPhone....
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Apple Releases AirTags Firmware Update

Monday December 12, 2022 11:27 am PST by
Apple today released a new firmware update designed for its AirTag item trackers, with the firmware featuring an updated build number of 2A36, up from the 2A24e firmware that Apple started releasing in November. Note that when you install the update, you will see a 2.0.36 version number. There is no word yet on what's included in the update, but Apple may provide a support document with...
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Latest macOS Beta Lets You Chime Your AirTags From Your Mac

Wednesday December 7, 2022 12:14 am PST by
With the latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta, Apple has added the ability for users to chime their AirTags using the Find My app on their Mac. Previously, Mac users could only get directions to their AirTags through the ‌Find My‌ app, meaning those who wanted an audible chime to more easily locate their AirTag would have to go to the ‌Find My‌ app on iPhone and iPad. macOS Ventura 13.1 is...
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Apple Sued by Women After Exes Use AirTags to Stalk Them

Tuesday December 6, 2022 2:30 am PST by
Apple is facing a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco by two women, one of which claims her ex-boyfriend used an AirTag to track her without her consent, reports Bloomberg. Since their release in April 2021, the use of Apple's AirTags has raised concerns among privacy groups and law enforcement that the trackers could be used for illegal tracking. Apple has built several safeguards to ...