A step-by-step guide on how to set up your new Apple AirTag.
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Designed by Apple, AirTag is a small and convenient way to keep track of your belongings. Attach an AirTag to keys, purses, backpacks, or any item you don’t want to lose, and then use find My app to keep track of it. If your AirTag is ever lost, you can put it into Lost Mode, and anyone who finds it can tap it with their iPhone or iPad and see information that you’ve chosen to share with them.
Before you start using your AirTag, you need to set it up. Here’s how:
1.On your iPhone or iPad, open the Find My app.
2.Tap Items at the bottom of the screen, then tap Continue.
3.Tap each tag that you want to add, then tap Done.
4.To attach an AirTag to an item, thread the key ring through the hole in the top of the AirTag case, then pull the ring closed so that it’s flush against the case. Repeat this step for each AirTag that you’re adding to an item.
What is Apple AirTag?
AirTag is a small, round, wireless device that helps you keep track of your belongings. You can attach it to anything you don’t want to lose — like your keys, purse, or backpack — and then use the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad,ipod touch or Mac to find it.
If your AirTag is lost and out of Bluetooth range of any of your iOS devices, it can piggyback on the vast, global Find My network1 of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. As those devices move around and come within range of your AirTag, they anonymously relay its location back to you so you can track it down.
And if you ever do lose something important, with AirTag and the Find My network you have a better chance than ever before of getting it back.
How to set up Apple AirTag?
If you’re looking for a lost item, Apple’s AirTag can help you find it. Here’s how to set up and use AirTag to track your belongings.
1. AirTag requires an iPhone or iPad running iOS 14.5 or later. Make sure your device is running the latest software before getting started.
2. Open the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad and tap the Devices tab.
3. Tap the “Add” button in top right corner and select “AirTag.” If you don’t see this option, make sure you’re running iOS 14.5 or later.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to attach your AirTag to an item and give it a name. You can also choose whether to receive notifications when your AirTag is separated from your iPhone or iPad, or if you’d prefer not to be notified.
5. Once your AirTag is set up, you can find it in the Find My app any time you want to check its location or see when it was last located.
How to use Apple AirTag?
If you’re unsure of how to use Apple’s new AirTag, don’t worry. We’re here to help. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up your AirTag, as well as how to use some of its key features.
AirTag is a small, round disc that can be placed inside Nirvanas, key fobs, backpacks—anything might need help finding later. Once it’s paired with your iPhone (or iPad), AirTag will appear in the Find My app. From there, you can keep track of its location and receive notifications when it gets close to you or far away from you. If your AirTag is lost and out of Bluetooth range, you can also use the Find My network to see its current or last known location. And if it’s still not showing up, you can put it into Lost Mode, which will send out notifications to everyone nearby who has an iPhone and is signed in with icloud account The good news is that setting up your AirTag is pretty straightforward—here’s what you need to do:
1) Get yourAirTag and iPhone (or iPad) ready. You’ll need an iCloud account to set up your AirTag—if you don’t have one yet, now’s the time to create one. Also make sure that your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 14.5 or later; otherwise, you won’t be able to set up your AirTag.
2) Turn on your AirTag by removing the protective cover and pressing and holding the small button on the back for a few seconds. You’ll know it’s turned on when you see the led light start flashing slowly.
3) On your iPhone or iPad, open the Find My app.
4) Tap tag icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen (it looks like a smalltag).
5) Tap “Get Started” on the next screen, then “Continue” onthe one after that.
6) On the following screen labeled “Name Your Tag,” choose a name foryourAirTag—this will make it easier for you to find it later in the Find Myapp(for example: “Nirvana,” “Key Fob,” or “Backpack”). Whenyou’re donechoosing a name, tap “Continue.” Ifyou have more than oneAirTagthatyou want to set up, tap “Add Another Tag” atthe bottom of this screenbefore tapping “Continue.”
7) On the next screen labeled “Activate Your Tag,” placeyourAirTag nextto your iPhone or iPad—this will help the devices communicate with eachother duringthe set-up process (make sure that nothing is blockingthe path betweenyour devices). When your devices are close enough together,you’ll seea message that says “Your Device Is Ready To Go” at the bottomof thisscreen; tap “Continue.” Ifyou don’t see this message after a few seconds,’Try Again’ by movingyourdevices closer together before tapping ‘Continue.’ Ifyou’re still havingtrouble,’Use Another Method’ by tapping ‘Not Now’ at thistime; this willallow youto continue with the activation process without usingNear FieldCommunication (NFC).
8) Next, choose who has permissionto see yourAirTab’s locationin caseit gets lost—”Only While Using This App” means only peoplewho havephysical access toyour device will be ableto see its location(for example:’Only While Using This App’ if someonefinds your deviceand decides toreturn it back toyou); selecting”While Using This AppAnd Background ApplicationsFor Other Apps On ThisDevice” means peoplewill be able touse other appson their device in orderto find yours(for example:if someonewith an NFC-enabledAndroid phone comeswithin rangeof whereyoulast hadyour deviceand has enabledGoogle Play Serviceson theirdevice); opting for”Always Allow WhileUsing This Device And Other DevicesSigned In With The SameiCloud Account” means peoplewill be able toget directions toyour device no matterwhat app they’reusing (forexample: ifsomeonewith an NFC-enabledAndroid phone comeswithin rangeof whereyoulostyourdeviceand has enabledGoogle Play Serviceson theirdevice). Afterchoosing who haspermissionto seethe lost modeand/or messaging optionsfor yourAirTab,’Next’ atthe top rightof thisscreen; then selectwhether ornot wantreceive notificationswhen 9)’s locationis foundgoingforward bytapping either’Send NotificationsTo All DevicesSigned In WithMy iCloud Account’or ‘Do Not SendMe Notifications.’If 10)’t wantreceivemessageswhen 9)’slocationis found,’Next.’Choose whetherwant 11)’spersonal information(such asname and phonenumber)topubliclyavailablewhen 9)’slocationis foundselecting either’Share 12)’s PersonalInformationWith Anyone WhoFinds It’or ‘Do NotShare PersonalInformationWith AnyoneWhoFinds It,’then tap 13)’at top rightthis screen moveforward.(If 14)’,selecting 15)’sharesthe informationautomatically anyonefinds 9),message themfirst askingpermission 16))simply providesinformation 17))who finds 9),but they’llhave 18))themselves first.)
So there you have it! That’s how you set up your new Apple AirTag. We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below.