After numerous rumors, Apple finally unveiled AirTag during today’s special event. Apple’s item tracker is based on the ultra-broadband U1 chip and relies on the Find My network to also work offline. However, one interesting detail that was not mentioned in the keynote is that even Android users can identify an AirTag in lost mode.
Since AirTag is deeply integrated into the Apple ecosystem, an iOS device is required. Both the setup process and tracking are done through the Find My app, making the accessory less than ideal for users with an Android phone.
Even so, Apple wanted to make sure people had a better chance of getting their lost items back. According to a new support article AirTags, released today on Apple’s official website, can be read in Lost Mode by any other NFC-enabled iPhone or even Android device.
Even if someone with an Android phone finds your item, that person can easily bring their device near the AirTag for more information about the owner of that item. AirTag provides a URL with a personalized message that can be added to the article tracker using the Find My app.
Tap the top of your iPhone or NFC-enabled smartphone and hold it against the white side of the AirTag. Tap the notification that appears. This will open a website that contains information about the AirTag, including its serial number. If the owner has marked it as lost, you may see a message with information about how to contact the owner. You can contact the owner to let them know you’ve found their AirTag. You can view a lost mode message on any NFC-enabled smartphone, such as: B. on an iPhone or Android phone.
AirTags can be purchased from April 30th. Each day costs $ 29. There’s also a 4-pack available for $ 99.
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