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How do you find an AirTag on the web using iCloud.com's FindMyiPhone (not the app?)

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  • iCloud 'Find My' page shows AirTag so it MAY now be possible. Although iCloud User Guide doesn't mention AirTag, but maybe they simply haven't updated it. AirTag uses bluetooth so it can't directly tell iCloud, however every iOS device checks for AirTags near it & relay its location (GPS coordinates from helper phones likely) to iCloud. Apple calls this the 'Find My network' as detailed on its main page
    – gregg
    Sep 15 at 17:06
  • I'll be testing the possibility in near future & will try to remember to post an answer if I find its possible
    – gregg
    Sep 15 at 17:06

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AirTags can only be tracked with Find My app, either on an iPhone/iPad or Mac - but not on the web.

Instructions from Apple for locating and AirTag:

Open the Find My app, then tap the Items tab.

Choose the AirTag you want to locate in the Items list.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210967

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  • Has this changed? Will they be adding it to iCloud eventually?
    – Aaron_H
    Mar 6 at 19:16
  • @Aaron_H There have been no announcements/changes on the matter
    – Ezekiel
    Mar 7 at 16:33
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You can't find it on the web using https://www.icloud.com/find.

It is only visible in the owner's iPhone via the Find My app. It works away from the owner's phone.

Basically, it updates its location every time the tag finds any iPhone around.

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It doesn't have a built-in GPS signal sender, so it can only be used by your cell-phone App which means the range is under 15 meters.

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    But you can find AirTags that are more than 15 metres away - so how does it do that? AiurTag uses any devices on the Find My network not just your iPhone
    – mmmmmm
    May 7, 2021 at 19:39
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    Also AirTags don't have GPS in them. No way they could last for a year with a coin battery if they did. You can find the location when you're far away because every Apple Device that receives them will report their location when they see one.
    – Chris
    Oct 2, 2021 at 21:22

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