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.
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.
Apple on April 7, 2021, opened up its Find My app to third-party products via a new program that permits non-Apple entities to take advantage of the company's secure Find My network. This enables users to track any compatible third-party devices using the Find My app. But before you can actually track devices and accessories not designed and made by Apple, you must add them first to the Find My app—and we walk you through the whole process.
Your iPhone and iPad take advantage of your GPS location for various built-in features. This is also part of Apple's crowd-sourced location gathering initiative aimed at improving its products and services. While location data is completely anonymous, the company does give you the freedom to toggle location access for each and every one of these services on or off.
While it’s nice that certain websites want to know our location, it’s not always necessary. Sure, you need a delivery service site to know where you are, but not a blog. And if you visit the same sites often, you probably don’t want them asking you every time.
In Safari, you can control websites asking for your location. You can allow certain sites to always know where you are, like in the delivery service example. And you can disallow sites you never want to know, like a blog. Here, we’ll show you how to do this on iPhone, iPad, and Mac so websites will stop requesting your location in Safari.
Using Location Services on your iOS device can be quite handy, but with it comes some privacy loss. There are apps and services that require your location and that Location Services be enabled. Apple apps like Maps and Weather, along with third-party apps like Uber and DoorDash obviously need your location to complete their jobs.
But if you’re growing more concerned about privacy and want to stop sharing your location with apps and services, you certainly can and here’s how.
You can stop sharing your location with apps you use if you’re concerned about privacy. But what if you want to quit sharing your spot with other people too?
If you’ve shared your location with friends or family, or just want to make sure no one, regardless of who they are, can see where you go, here’s how.
Maps on Apple Watch is probably one of those apps you only open when you really need it. Maybe you need directions or want to look up a recent spot. But you can explore Maps on Apple Watch just like you would on your iPhone or Mac.
Of course you can do things like see your spot on a map if you’re traveling and in an unfamiliar location. But you can also get the hours or phone number for a nearby business or check out one of the curated city guides introduced with iOS 14.
Make the most of the Maps app on your Apple Watch with these helpful tips.
Whether you're an avid cyclist or someone who happens to ride their bike every now and then as a way of stating in shape, Apple Maps offers biking routes as one of the transit options when looking up a specific location. Follow this tutorial to learn how to request and use Apple Maps cycling directions on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.