I've been toying around with AirTags since they came out a few weeks ago, and I was impatient to try the only third-party alternative available at this time: the Chipolo ONE Spot. Chipolo is one of only three companies that have been approved by Apple at this time to be part of the Find My network. Out of the three, it's the only company that has built an item tracker similar to AirTag. So if you're in the market for an item tracker that works with the Find My app, your options are either the Apple AirTag or the Chipolo ONE Spot.
With that said, the folks at Chipolo sent me a ONE Spot for review ahead of their official launch later in June. This post will essentially be a Chipolo ONE Spot review and a direct comparison with AirTag.
Whether you've stumbled upon someone else's AirTag that you'd like to return to its owner or discovered an unknown AirTag planted on you that you'd like to identify, you'll need its serial number. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to find the serial number of an unknown AirTag.
I've been running some unscientific tests for the past few days, essentially stalking myself with an AirTag that was set up using an Apple ID other than mine. The goal was to find out how quickly I would get notified about someone tracking me, but I was also curious about what the process would be to alert me about it.
After several days of tracking myself, this is what I found out.
One of the AirTag safety features that Apple designed to discourage unwanted tracking shows a notification when your iPhone senses an unknown AirTag moving with you over time.
Apple's Find My network is a solid feature for folks within the company's ecosystem. It's a great way to track devices. And, apparently, it can also be used to send messages and other data.
Apple finally introduced its item tracking accessory, AirTag, back in April. Now Nomad is getting into the game, introducing a pair of new case options for the small device.
Apple announced its new AirTag tracking accessory at the Spring Loaded event just over two weeks ago, and the first deliveries only started reaching the hands of avid customers last weekend.
Despite how new the product is, it seems that it has already been hacked by brilliant minds in the security research space.
Like with most other Apple products, you can pick a custom name for your AirTag to more easily figure out which one does what in the Find My app. In this step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn how to rename your AirTag by picking a custom name and emoji for your Apple tracker.
A hidden AirTag diagnostics overlay has been discovered in Apple's Find My app, allowing you to see various technical details about how the tracking featrues are working.
If you'd like to use an AirTag item tracker that someone else has previously used but forgot to reset, you'll need to disassociate it from the owner's account. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reset the AirTag which will remove that item tracker from an Apple ID account. Doing so will enable you to easily use the AirTag with a different Apple ID.
If you've been wondering whether AirTags, Apples' personal item trackers, work with the Family Sharing feature so you could share AirTags with family members, we have bad news for you.
The AirTag, Apple's personal item tracker, has sparked concerns of child safety after an Australian retailer pulled the product from its stores because kids can easily access its battery.