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Things you need to know about Apple AirTags

Things you need to know about Apple AirTags

The newest item from Apple is out! Just the perfect tag for you if you happen to misplace your bag every now and then or if you need to track stolen items via Find My App. Featuring a small, puck-shaped tracker connected via iPhone’s Find My app. The item costs USD 29 for one piece; there’s another option to buy in bulk, which comes in a four-pack that costs USD 99. Interestingly, the tags can be personalized by engraving letters or image into them for free. Accessories are also sold separately, such as keychains, luggage tags, and loops, which hold the device.

AirTags use ultra-wideband technology that benefits from Apple’s existing network of devices, which work as crowdsourced signals to alert other devices respectively and determine the missing item’s location. 

Setting up an Apple AirTags is magically easy. All you have to do is to unbox the white tracker; once activated, it will be signalled to pair with your existing iPhone within a second then an image will appear prompting you to connect. There’s also an option to rename the tag; it is essential to connect it to the Apple ID before hopping into the Find My App. Viola, Easy set up, as I said earlier.

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Interestingly, the user can collaborate with Siri to look for the missing item where the tags are clipped. If it’s close by Siri can help you locate where the device is for as long as it is within the Bluetooth range, it will start to chime. There’s also a manual option to locate it if ever the user is not a fan of using its Siri feature. According to Apple “The AirTag uses Apple’s ultra-wideband U1 chip, which helps you track down the item in an even more granular way with a feature called Precision Finding.” This can only be utilized by iPhone 11 or 12 users, since these devices are the only ones who have U1 chips, they can just open the Find My app, tap the item they’re looking for, and tap Find. While older iPhones lack a U1 chip, so this feature won’t work on those.

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