Two days ago, Apple officially announced the release of its long awaited Airtag along side some other new accessories. This product can be used with Apple devices like iphone or iPad and the “Find” App on apple devices to help locate and find important piece of items.
Apple stated that if the Airtag is attached to any piece of materials such as a handbags, keys, backpacks or any other items, With the aid of the AirTag which can access a huge global frame of network, the user can “find” and ascertain the exact location of the lost item. However, while carrying out this network locator activity, the Airtag network maintaining the policy and privacy of the located data through an end-to-end encryption. (Between your Iphone and the Airtag).
How To Connect and Setup Airtag
The AirTag has the same settings as AirPods– The AirTag has to be close to iPhone or ipad to connect and initiate the settings. Users can assign AirTags to different items and name them with default names such as “key” or “coat”, or choose a custom name.
Immediately an AirTag is set up, it will be displayed in the new “Items” tab in the “Find” app, and users can view the current or last known location of the item on the map. However, If a an item happen to be misplaced and the item is within a close proximity, you can use the “Find” App to make AirTag play a sound to help find it.
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In addition, you can also ask Siri to find the Airtag items. If the AirTag is nearby, it will play a sound.
Apple also stated that in any case the AirTag is separated from the owner and out of out of a close proximity, the “find” network can also help track it.
Numbering almost 1 billion Apple devices have been connected to the “Find” network. This network can detect the signal sent by the lost AirTag and send its location to the owner in an anonymous end-to-end data encrypted way.
Users can also set their AirTags to lose mode. This enables the user to receive a notification via user iphone when lost items is in closeproximity or is located by the “find” network. Additionally, If an unknown individual finds the missing AirTag, they can use their iPhone or any smart device with NFC support to tap into it and enter a website; if the owner provides a contact number, the website will display the phone number automatically.
Apple AirTag supports built-in accessibility functions of iOS such as, “Precision Find” includes a voice-over function, which can provide guidance to blind or impaired users, also if “AirTag is 9 feet to your left” to guide them to find AirTag.
In terms of privacy and security, the company elaborated that the design of its AirTag is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of location data from the start. No physical location data or location history is stored in AirTag. Communication with the “find” network is end-to-end encrypted, meanwhile only the owner of the device can access its location data, and no one, including Apple, can know the identity or location of any device linked to the Airtag.
Lastly, NFC signal identifier transmitted by AirTag is frequently rotated to prevent accidental location tracking. iOS devices can also detect AirTags that are not with their owner, and send notifications when users are found to be moving between different locations with unknown AirTags.
In addition, If the surrounding users do not have an iOS device, the AirTag that has been separated from the owner for a long time will make a sound when moving to attract people’s attention. If users detect an unknown AirTag, they can tap on it with any iPhone or NFC-enabled device, and instructions will appear on their device to instruct them to turn off the unknown AirTag.
Price of Apple Airtag
Apples Newly launched Airtag price start at $29 for one (£29, AU$45), or you can buy a pack of four for $99 (£99, AU$149).
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