Every day we learn more about the real applications of AirTags. Thanks to the first opinions shared in videos, it was also possible to dispel some myths that may have been thought of when knowing the main mission of other devices. And it is that, as useful as they are to find what we have lost, AirTags are not intended to locate children or pets.
If other devices do, why can’t AirTags locate children or pets? The answer is security. According to statements by Apple’s vice president of global marketing for iPhone products, Kaiann Drance, and senior director of detection and connectivity at Apple, Ron Huan, one of AirTag’s main selling points is user privacy. Apple points out that AirTag uses encrypted networks and that Apple or other third parties cannot read your location.
AirTags locate objects, not people
In the beta of iOS 14.5, Apple introduced a new security feature in its Find My app. The goal is to warn users if iPhone detects an unknown tracking device, such as AirTag, which is used to track them
In the Fast Company interview, one of Apple’s executives advised parents not to use “AirTags” to track their young children or pets. He was quick to point out that the company designed the AirTag to track the elements, not people or animals. Suggested that For parents who want to safely track their young children, an Apple Watch might be a better option
As for attaching an AirTag to a pet, Drance replied, “If people are doing this, they just need to make sure their moving pet is within range of a device on the ‘Find My’ network in order to that they can track its location. “