AirTags are a very interesting and very powerful little tracking device. It’s Apple’s most affordable device, and there are plenty of doubts about it, which is why we will answer the main questions that everyone asks about the AirTag.
A AirTag is a very small tracking device, so it is perfect to use as a keychain, carry it in a backpack or suitcase, in a purse or in valuables. At any time, we can locate it from the iPhone Search app on a map.
How big is an AirTag?
A AirTag is really smallIn fact, AirTags are the smallest and most compact tracking devices in their class. They have one Circular design 3.19 millimeters in diameter and only 8 millimeters thick. Hence, they are very portable.
How to locate an AirTag?
Once synchronized with iPhone, AirTags are located from the Search application and from the Objects section. May access search from your iPhone, iPad or from iCloud.com, so we have many options.
What is the maximum distance to locate an AirTag directly from the iPhone?
Apple didn’t provide information on the maximum distance your iPhone can detect an AirTag, in part because it depends a lot on the environment
However, the maximum distance an iPhone can locate an AirTag can be about 100 meters if we have no obstacles. Therefore, you can find its location if there is an Apple device within that distance.
Can I locate an AirTag even if it is not nearby?
Yes, although for advanced functions, such as precision search, it is necessary to be at a shorter distance, you can locate the AirTag on a map even if it is miles away of ti.
By default, your iPhone will display the last known location of your AirTag, but if it moves, you can also locate it through the search network. All IPhone or Apple devices that pass near the AirTag will send their location privately to iCloud and you can access it.
What if someone finds my AirTag?
If someone finds your AirTag and has an iPhone, it will automatically send you without knowing the location on your iPhone. But whatever device you have, you can communicate with you using AirTag’s NFC chip
If an iPhone or Android user moves their device closer to the AirTag, it will automatically be you will be taken to a website with information about the device. We can see both a message and a phone number so they can resend the AirTag and the object it’s attached to.
Can you spy on me with an AirTag?
This is one of the main questions many ask themselves, What happens if someone puts an AirTag in one of my things without me knowing?
Like almost any device, AirTags can also be used to do harm. However, Apple has developed some security features to prevent this type of situation.
When the AirTag is not close to its owner and you know it is moving, automatically sends a notification to the person’s iPhone to let them know they have an AirTag nearby who moves with him. After a while the AirTag will start playing a sound so you know he’s there and avoid being followed without your permission.
When does an AirTag start beeping?
As we said, AirTags start beeping when away from their owner for a while, but for how long exactly? Although this is not official information, we know that an AirTag will start ringing when it is absent from its owner for 3 days.
In addition, from the search app we can emit whenever we want a sound so that the AirTag starts beeping so that it can be found easily.
Can family members see the AirTags?
From the app Search: We have access to our devices and those of family members who authorize it
However, at least for now, AirTags will not be able to share their location with other family sharing members. Apple could include it in a future iOS update.
Where can I find the serial number of an AirTag?
AirTags, like any other Apple device, have a serial number to be able to identify them correctly. We have two main options:
- From our iPhone, by entering the Search application, by touching the object with the AirTag then the battery icon, we will see the serial number.
- From the AirTag itself, when removing the battery, the serial number also appears.
Which iPhones are AirTags compatible?
To register an AirTag, you must have at least iOS 14.5 installed, compatible with the following iPhone models:
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XR
- iphone xs
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
These questions and answers have surely clarified everything you didn’t know about AirTags. A very interesting device which can be useful in many situations.