After various bits of gossip, Apple at long last presented AirTag during the flavor of the day event. Apple’s item tracker works dependent on the ultra-wideband U1 chip and depends on the Find My network to work even offline. Nonetheless, an interesting detail that wasn’t referenced during the keynote is that even Android clients can distinguish an AirTag in Lost Mode.
Since AirTag is profoundly integrated into Apple’s ecosystem, it requires an iOS gadget to work. Both the setup process and the tracking are done through the Find My application, which makes the accessory not ideal for those with an Android phone.
In any case, Apple wanted to guarantee that individuals will have a superior possibility of recuperating their lost items. As indicated by a new support article posted on Apple’s official website today, AirTags will be readable by some other NFC-enabled iPhone or even Android gadgets when in Lost Mode.
Along these lines, regardless of whether somebody with an Android phone discovers your thing, that individual can without much of a stretch bring their gadget near the AirTag to discover more insights concerning the proprietor of that thing. AirTag will give a URL a personalized message that can be added to the item tracker utilizing the Find My application.
“Tap and hold the top of your iPhone or NFC-capable smartphone to the white side of the AirTag. Tap the notification that appears. This opens a website that provides information about the AirTag, including its serial number. If the owner marked it as lost, you might see a message with information about how to contact the owner. You can contact the owner to let them know that you found their AirTag. You can view a Lost Mode message on any NFC-capable smartphone, such as an iPhone or Android phone.”
AirTags will be accessible for buy beginning April 30, and each tag costs $29. There’s additionally a four-pack accessible for $99.
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