Apple has been working on a solution for Android users to help them prevent being tracked by AirTag trackers. It has been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. The company has officially launched a brand new app for Android users to help with that potential problem.
Ever since launching the item tracker AirTag, Apple has been tweaking the necessary elements to prevent the device from being used to nefariously track individuals. The idea is simple enough: someone wants to keep tabs on someone else, so they drop an AirTag tracker into a bag or a car and then they know where that accessory is. With the solutions Apple has rolled out since, iOS users can be notified when an unknown AirTag is in proximity.
And now there is a solution for Android users, too.
Apple on Monday officially launched an app called “Tracker Detect” for Android users. Here’s Apple’s description of the app:
Tracker Detect looks for item trackers that are separated from their owner and that are compatible with Apple’s Find My network. These item trackers include AirTag and compatible devices from other companies. If you think someone is using AirTag or another device to track your location, you can scan to try to find it.
It’s a handy tool, especially as AirTag item trackers become more widespread. It took a bit of time to actually launch, but this is definitely one of those “better late than never” situations.
If you’re an Android user, you can download and install “Tracker Detect” for free now from Google Play.