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How to disable unknown tracker alerts for specific trusted Airtags

Is there a way to mark specific Airtags, that belong to other people, as trusted so your phone never generates stalker alerts for them? This is needed for example if you put airtags in your car, or in ...
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How can I configure my iPhone so that it rings if my Apple AirTag gets less than 1 kilometer away from my phone?

I've linked an Apple AirTag with my iPhone (i.e., I see the AirTag in the "Find My" app). The AirTag is currently in some bag far away, but it will get back to my place soon. How can I ...
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How to stop an AirTag from beeping when not near iPhone?

I use all Apple devices, and my partner uses all Android devices - let's assume that won't change. I have put AirTags on various suitcases etc. My partner went to stay many miles away for a week. ...
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can I temporarily disable an AirTag?

I have the following issue. I want my daughter to have an AirTag in her bag, but I want to disable it throughout the time she in school, as it interacts with her school iPad and makes her ...
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Reset AirTag without iPhone

I recently got an Android phone and forgot to remove my AirTags from findmy before giving the iPhone away. I still have my MacBook. But the findmy app won't let me reset my AirTags as in remove them ...
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Enable selective muting of AirTag alerts in designated areas

I've equipped my children with AirTags for their keys to ensure their belongings are trackable. However, we've encountered an issue where the AirTags sometimes emit sound during their classes at ...
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Airtag not updating its position even during a trip on a road full of cars and with my iPhone nearby

I have purchased this AirTag one year ago. At the beginning, it was working fine. Now what happens is this: it takes hours to report the correct location. I know it depends on finding an iPhone nearby ...
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Does Apple Watch support precise location in FindMy

I just got a new Series 9 Apple Watch. I was under the impression that it supported the precise location feature in the "Find My" app, both for AirTags, and for iPhone 15's. I can't get it ...
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Sharing Apple Airtag with family: Unable to share AirTag

I am trying to share my AirTag. I followed the Apple Support document Share an AirTag or other item in Find My on iPhone and updated my iOS as indicated in an answer for How to share an AirTag with ...
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Can I use a LIR2032 battery instead of a CR2032 for my AirTag?

Original AirTags use a CR2032 "coin" battery. I would like to replace it with an LiR2032 battery, which is the same size but rechargeable, while CR2032 is not. I thus feel LiR2032 is more ...
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Does lost mode post more frequent updates?

When trying to follow an AirTag attached to a dog’s collar, it’s very hard to locate them if they’re on the run, since location updates might only happen every 3-5 minutes, even with a full battery. ...
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Find My app doesn't find my AirTags if they are far from me but only under one MacBook Pro account

I have a few AirTags. They show up fine on my iPhone and iPad but on my MacBook Pro M2 they say the old location of the last time they were near my MacBook Pro, even though an iPad sitting next to it ...
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Locate AirTags without iPad or iPhone

I lost my luggage that had an AirTag on it. However, my only other Apple product, the iPad, was also in the luggage. Find My through iCloud (https://icloud.com/find) doesn't list it. I searched as ...
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Unknown AirTag near me?

I recently got a message on my iPad that an unknown AirTag is moving with me. By the time I noticed the notification I was unable to play a sound or locate the current location of the AirTag. The map ...
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Find My on my MacBook Pro refuses to locate my AirTags, is there a way to clear its cache or something?

I have a few AirTags. They show up fine on my iPhone and iPad but on my MacBook Pro M2 they say "No location found". I have an older Intel MacBook Pro and they show up fine there. Same ...
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AirTags chiming after data transferred to new iPhone and new iPhone deleted

I got an iPhone 12 Pro for testing. In order to have all the functionality and settings cloned from my old iPhone SE (2nd gen), I used the Quick Start as described by Apple. The new phone worked fine ...
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Can airtags be tracked from an iMac desktop, with no iPhone?

I don't have an iPhone, but I want to use Apple airtags to track my bicycle, and other high value goods. Can I get all the airtag tracking capability from an iMac desktop?
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Can I find my work iPhone without the device having Internet access?

An AirTag broadcasts its unique ID to nearby iOS devices so that they can transmit its location via the Find My network. Why can't an iPhone that has no mobile data access, after it runs out of data ...
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Do airtags beep if they are traveling with someone who does not have an iThing?

Suppose Brian steels ones bag that has an airbag sewn into it well hidden. Brian doesn't have an iPhone or iPad, but rather a feature phone, or alternately an Android device. He takes it with him on ...
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How accurate is ultra wideband?

I know uwb positioning used in apple devices and similar uses time of flight and angle of arrival to calculate positions of devices. But how do those systems make sure they're receiving a signal ...
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How can I set up Airtag via my MacBook Pro M1?

I have several MacBooks and no iPhones at all - I just don't like them. I have a cat and I ordered an Airtag to follow him if he passes outside. I wonder how I can set up the Airtag on a MacBook. It ...
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How to stop being notified about partner’s airtags? [duplicate]

I got 4 and gave 2 to my gf after deregistering them from my ID. Now I keep getting notified on my iPhone about AirTags traveling with me when we’re together. How can I tell Apple that they belong to ...
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Is there a way to find AirTags programmatically?

I want to search for my AirTags from the web, macOS, Android, and/or my server. There does not appear to be an API available to do this. Does a method exist to read this info or automatically send ...
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Can I use a CR2025 battery instead of CR2032 for my AirTag?

I started to see that one of my AirTag batteries was getting low so I decided to change it. I already bought some CR2025 batteries already and when trying with one, it seems to work perfectly fine. ...
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Air Tag not showing on "Find My" on my Mac

I just bought an AirTag to be able to track my bike in case it gets stolen. Thing is, I have an iPad Pro, an MacBook Pro, but no iPhone. I added the AirTag with my iPad which worked great. The tag is ...
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Why is "Find my ... " no longer updating my AirTag's position?

I have an AirTag, a MacBook and a couple of iPhones in my family. If I open the "Find my ..." app on my Mac, the AirTag's position is no longer updated. It is listed as "Last seen March ...
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New iPhone transfer did not bring AirTag info from old phone

I just got a new iPhone SE 3rd generation to replace my iPhone SE 2nd generation. I just when through the automated migration process of transferring over all info while holding the phones close. ...
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How do I stop notifications about my wife's Airpods being "detected near me"?

When Apple released the AirTag, they made a big deal about safety features to help prevent stalking. If there's an unknown AirTag or other location-enabled device traveling with you, your iPhone will ...
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Is there a way to prevent a bad actor from using your AirTag to track you?

Scenario: You have an AirTag in your purse or wallet. You go to a crowded location, like a bar. A bad actor, with an iPhone, gets an alert about an unknown AirTag in the vicinity and decides to add ...
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Prevent losing my iPhone

I saw an article about preventing loss of your iPhone, but it required that you have an Apple Watch or laptop that you carry with you. I wonder, can this work: Get an AirTag, keep in always with me. ...
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How often do AirTags beep when unattended?

I understand that when AirTags are left unattended by their owner, they will beep at some point between 8-12 hours (chosen randomly), to discourage tracking people. I have my AirTags in various pieces ...
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mac OS/iOS FindMy URL scheme: Possible to open a specific person/device/item directly?

Using the URL schemes findmy://friend or friends findmy://devices findmy://items opens the FindMy.app with the respective tab. But has anyone figured out whether it's possible to also activate/mark ...
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Are AirTags iBeacons?

I'm an iOS developer and I need to test some iBeacon detection. I'd like to use an AirTag to be able to test but I did not find if AirTags are iBeacons?
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Would AirTags be useful if you lose your item in a unpopulated area?

If I get it right, then AirTags send a Bluetooth-signal to other iOS-devices within the reach of Bluetooth. The iOS-device then sends the received message to iCloud and iCloud then messages the owner. ...
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Is it possible to programmatically (or in machine-readable form) get location data from an AirTag?

AirTags seem to be an incredibly useful way of creating a de-facto globally available location tracker, by taking advantage of the sheer number of iOS devices around. I'd love to be able to obtain an ...
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How do you find an AirTag on the web

How do you find an AirTag on the web using iCloud.com's FindMyiPhone (not the app?)
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By what principle does the AirTag work? [closed]

I hope to understand it so that I can also tell whether the following situations work: First of all, does an AirTag talk to any unencrypted Wifi or cellular tower, or random people who walk by and ...
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How can I deactivate the speaker on the Airtags?

I've purchased some Airtags and would like to use them as a tracker for my cat, in case it runs away. I know that Airtags start beeping after a few days if you're not around and given that they're ...
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AirTag can’t be used to recover stolen item if thief has an iPhone?

The AirTag has an anti-stalking mechanism, so than when an unknown AirTag moves with your iPhone you will get a notification. This would mean that a thief who has an iPhone will get notified that the ...
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How does AirTag calculate the relative position from an iPhone?

When looking for an AirTag, the iPhone shows the angle and distance to where the AirTag is located. The distance can be calculated from the signal strength. But how do they find out the angle in which ...
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How to share an AirTag with family members

I have an AirTag. I would like my wife to be able to see where it is. We are part of a family in terms of AppleID (if I download an app, she can also install it). Is there a way she can also access ...
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What happens if you are being tracked using an AirTag but you don't own an apple device?

While Apple positions AirTags as a tool to find things you lost, it can also be used to (most probably illegally) track other people. Assuming I don't own an iPhone/iPad, how can I figure out that ...
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