Apple AirTags have to be one of the most interesting products I’ve purchased in the last few months. The device itself is very simple – It’s a Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband ‘Key Finder’ tag. What makes it so powerful is how it utilizes the Apple “Find My” network of 100s of MILLIONS of iDevices. In this video I show how the AirTag has unquestionably become something all Apple/iDevice owners should consider looking into if they want to keep a close on anything that may be misplaced or “go missing”.
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Thanks for the post! I’m surprised Apple hasn’t include a feature to disable the speaker. Perhaps in a future update?
From a CNN Report.
“We take customer safety very seriously and are committed to AirTag’s privacy and security,” the company said in a statement to CNN Business. “AirTag is designed with a set of proactive features to discourage unwanted tracking — a first in the industry — and the Find My network includes a smart, tunable system with deterrents….” The safeguards are a work in progress as the software rolls out and users begin interacting with the devices. When my babysitter recently took my son to an appointment, using my set of keys with an AirTag attached, she was not informed that she was carrying an AirTag — separated from my phone. (She hadn’t yet updated her phone’s software to iOS 14.5.) Non-iPhone users can hold their phones close to the AirTags and, via short-range wireless technology, information pops up on how to disable the tracker, but that’s if the person knows they’re being tracked and locates it. In addition, three days is a long time for an AirTag to keep quiet before making a noise….
Unless your babysitter has your home address marked as ‘Home’ or setup as a location that’s “frequently visited” (whatever that means in Apple terms I don’t know…) then it won’t alert her of the stalking AirTag.
Looks like Apple have effectively nerfed AirTags as a tracker with iOS 15.2. Users of the new iOS will be able to actively scan for AirTags near them not associated with their Apple ID. and would-be thief could now easily find and remove any AirTag.