the AirTag Apple is a device that has aroused a lot of curiosity among various technology users in general. We’re not going to be wrong, Apple didn’t invent anything with AirTags, it did what it does best: take an existing product and make it the best on the market.
We’re going to go over AirTags and tell you about the best tips, utilities, and settings you’re going to find. for that particular device. As always, at Actualidad iPhone, we want to help you get the most out of your Apple products.
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How does Apple AirTag work?
The AirTag is a 3.19cm diameter product with a white plastic front and classic Apple stainless steel back. It is a total of 0.8cm thick and the total weight including the battery is 11 grams. To serve as a tracking device, the AirTag It integrates several low power wireless technologies in the same device.
- Scope: 100 meters with 2.4 GHz Bluetooth LE
- U1 chip with ultra wide band
We start with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)
How to configure the AirTag
We will proceed in a first contact directly to remove our “package” AirTag and so get to work. Once this is done we can switch to traction on the small plastic side, this avoids contact between the battery and the device so as not to affect the autonomy. The device will be activated automatically as soon as we remove the plastic film, We will know because it will emit a confirmation sound thanks to its small fully integrated speaker. It’s time to get down to business with the setup.
It will suffice to bring our iPhone closer to the AirTag and it will detect it using the combination between Bluetooth and NFC. This will indicate that we have an AirTag to configure as happens with AirPods and that we can choose between two alternatives:
- Quickly: We will choose from a list a series of functionalities that we can grant to the AirTag and the system will take care of giving it a name and an icon.
- Customized: In this case, you have to give it a name, an emoji to identify it and nothing else.
From that moment, the AirTag will be linked to our Apple ID permanently, To eliminate it, we will have to go to the device settings of our Apple ID and do it manually. This will not be reset even if we remove the battery, so it cannot be “formatted” externally.
AirTag in the search application
Our AirTag device will appear directly in the search app, the epicenter of that particular tracking system. ANDIt is important that we have version 14.5 of iOS or iPadOS installed to see the new tab Objects in which all of our AirTags will appear in an orderly fashion. Only then can we interact with them, so it’s time to update if you haven’t already.
Now if we click on the AirTag that we want to see in particular, a new menu of options will appear, but first we’ll focus on the ones that appear:
- Add a new object: In case our AirTag does not appear automatically when we approach it via NFC, we can use this feature. However, this will also allow us to configure other “search engines” with an MFi license or compatible.
- Identify the object found: If we are very close to an AirTag, whether it is ours or an unknown one, we can click on “identify the object found”, in order to know clearly who is the owner of this AirTag, his contact details or any relevant information.
How to use the AirTag
If we click on the AirTag in the search app, it will immediately show us its location on the map. However, we have other features that we will break down based on the buttons that appear on the screen:
- Play sound: If we don’t know where the AirTag is, press this button to take advantage of the AirTag’s built-in speaker and play a clear sound, enough to find it.
- Search: If we press this button, the famous system that will guide us directly to the AirTag will be activated. The reality is, it works somewhat imprecisely, easily loses connection, and only works if we’re really close to the AirTag.
- Lost mode: This feature will allow us to alert nearby devices that the nearby AirTag is “lost”. This way, they will be able to see our contact information on their screen when they detect it. This is perhaps one of the most relevant features of anything our AirTags host.
- Compass: If you double click on the navigation icon under the “i” in the search screen, it will perform a calibration that will allow us to identify exactly which direction the AirTag is facing.
In addition to that, in this menu we will be able to see in the upper left part the amount of battery left in the AirTag. The battery will last about a year and is of a standard standard for this type of device. In the same way, at the bottom, we can rename the AirTag or delete it permanently.
That’s all you need to know about your new AirTag, so you can get the most out of your this particular Apple product that you can buy from 35 dollars on websites like Amazon.