AirTag and devices that are part of the Find My network accessory program, and some AirPod models—AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max—use the Find My network to help you keep track of and find your belongings.
Locate an AirTag or other item in Find My on iPhone
Find the precise location of an AirTag
Find the unknown AirTag, AirPods, or Find My network accessory
Using a simple Bluetooth tracker app, you can scan the area around you to see if an AirTag is near you. One of the free Bluetooth detector apps is called BLE Scanner 4.0. Use the mapping feature to sort Bluetooth signals by distance.
10 Useful Apple AirTag Tracking Ideas
AirTags are meant to help you keep track of your things, but could potentially be abused. Apple's AirTag tracking devices promise to help you locate lost keys, bags or other items -- but there's also a risk that someone could use one of the small discs to try to track you.
Yes, you can definitely use the Apple AirTag to find your iPhone. All you have to do is make sure that the tag is firmly attached to the phone. When the tag is attached, search for the signal on Find My Network tab to locate your iPhone. It's as simple and easy as searching for a magnet with another magnet.
Android owners can download the Tracker Detect app from the Google Play store. However, unlike iPhones, Android phones will not automatically alert you to the presence of AirTags; users must actively open and use the Tracker Detect app if they suspect they are being followed.
In Find My, an item is an AirTag or third-party product registered to your Apple ID. You can use Find My to see the location of a missing item and get directions to it. Important: In order to locate a missing item, you must register it to your Apple ID before it's lost.
If an item with an AirTag is missing, the owner can use their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to track its location. It debuted one year ago and has been critical in helping many Apple users find their lost items since.
Find your keys, wallet and more with AirTag
How to check your AirTag battery
How to See If an AirTag is Tracking You with an Android. If you have an Android device, Apple advises you to download the Tracker Detect app to scan for unknown AirTags. Then you can make any nearby AirTags play a noise or see the serial number and last four digits of the owner's phone number.
To help you know if an AirTag is tracking you, your iPhone will notify you when an unknown AirTag is traveling with you. Once you tap the notification, you will see a map that shows when the unknown AirTag was first detected traveling with you.