The Apple AirTag helps you easily track stuff. It sends out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in the Find My network. The AirTag is also one of the newest Apple accessories. It was released in April 2021. It can be attached to handbags, keys, backpacks, or any other items that you are prone to misplace.
How does the AirTag work?
You can assign AirTag to an item and name it with a default like “Keys” or “Bag,” or provide a custom name of their choice. The AirTag has a built-in speaker that will help you locate it — basically, the speaker plays a sound, and the accessory features the set up the same as that of AirPods. Users can also ask Siri to find their item, and AirTag will play a sound if it is nearby.
It is IP67 water and dust resistant, meaning a mere splash of water or some dust won’t do any damage to your accessory. The tag also has a removable cover which will make it easier for you to replace the battery.
Apple provides free engraving for customers. From the emoji of your choice or simply a text that you would like to be engraved to your tag. You can choose what to engrave on your AirTag on the Apple Store and it will be personalised for you.
And if the AirTag is lost or out of range with the Bluetooth, it can still be found using Find My network. Find My network can detect Bluetooth signals from a lost AirTag and relay the location back to its owner, all in the background, anonymously and privately.
Users who are blind or partially blind can also use the AirTag because Apple uses Voiceover, which is able to direct them as to where they can find their lost items.
Apple AirTag: What about Privacy and Security?
No location data or location history is physically stored inside AirTag and communication between you and the AirTag is end-to-end encrypted, which means that no third parties nor Apple will be able to see or access location data.
It is also designed with a set of proactive features that discourage unwanted tracking. iOS devices can also detect an AirTag that isn’t with its owner, and notify the user if an unknown AirTag is seen to be traveling with them from place to place over time. If a user detects an unknown AirTag, they can tap it with their iPhone and instructions will guide them to disable the unknown AirTag.