How To Set Up An Apple AirTag

How To Set Up An Apple AirTag | 2021

Mac Adviser

May 8, 2021

The AirTag is a nifty little gadget that can be used to keep track of personal belongings. Apple annouced its lastest gadget in their Spring Loaded event. Setting up one of Apple’s trackers is pretty easy to do. Keep readingt to find out how to set up an Apple AirTag!

It isn’t too tricky, and you’ll soon find yourself having your phone tell you where all your stuff went. So before getting started with our tiny tracker, let me give some quick pointers on what settings to enable, which devices are compatible with this device in order to set them up properly.

The AirTag is made for the modern, busy person. It allows you to track your belongings anytime and anywhere with just a quick tap on one of the buttons located near its surface. The tracker connects via Bluetooth LE and Apple’s custom U1 chip so that it can be found if lost or stolen!

How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

1. Start by removing the protective plastic from your AirTag, and then remove the final piece of plastic when you hear a short chime. Congratulations! Your AirTag is now ready to be set up.

2. Next, place the AirTag within several inches of your unlocked iPhone or iPad running iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, or higher to have it automatically detect and connect with the Bluetooth tracker without a hitch!

  • If the on-screen dialog does not appear after several seconds, lock your iPhone or iPad and unlock it again. Then bring AirTag closer to Side/Power button.
How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

 

3. Next, assign a name to what you plan on keeping track of with the AirTag. If one of the default names doesn’t suit your liking, there’s always the “Custom Name” option.”

4. After naming your AirTag, Select the “Continue” button to proceed.

 

How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

 

The pop-up message will show the email address and phone number associated with your Apple ID. The email and phone number will be affiliated with your AirTag if you ever lose it, which helps identify its rightful owner!

Next, Tap “Continue” to finish registering the AirTag.

 

How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

 

Your AirTag will now finish setting up. Give it a minute or two to wrap up.

 

How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

 

The AirTag is now added to the Find My Network and paired to your iPhone or iPad. The message on the bottom briefly explains different ways to find the accessory if it is lost. Tap the “View in Find My App” to see the AirTag.

 

How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

 

In the Find My app, you’ll see a map of the AirTag’s location, a button to play a sound out of the AirTags speaker, and a “Find” option to precisely locate the accessory. ( Precision finding requires an iPhone 11 and newer)

You can easily mark your AirTag as lost by renaming it and removing the Bluetooth tracker from the Apple ID.

 

How to Set Up an Apple AirTag

You can place the AirTag into Lost Mode and will be notified when the AirTag is in range or located in the network. If another party finds a lost AirTag, they can tap it using the iPhone or NFC device, and they will be taken to the website that will display your phone number if you set it up.

AirTag was built to help the visually impaired navigate around their home with ease. With features like Precision Finding, AirTags can direct those who are blind or low-vision to them by providing directions such as “AirTag is 9 feet away on your left”.

 

Apple AirTag | Privacy and Security Built In

New Apple AirTag
  • Keep track of and find your items alongside friends and devices in the Find My app
  • Simple one-tap setup instantly connects AirTag with your iPhone or iPad
  • Play a sound on the built-in speaker to help find your things, or just ask Siri for help

Last update on 2021-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

New Apple AirTag 4 Pack
  • Keep track of and find your items alongside friends and devices in the Find My app
  • Simple one-tap setup instantly connects AirTag with your iPhone or iPad
  • Play a sound on the built-in speaker to help find your things, or just ask Siri for help

Last update on 2021-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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