Apple’s first Bluetooth tracker seems to be really on the way. Browser Safari recently includes a special function for these devices. This way you can view it yourself.
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Rumors have been popping up about the AirTags for years: small Bluetooth devices that you can hang on your key ring. You can then find out its exact location via the Find My app on your Apple devices.
MacRumors now discovers that anyone can already activate this new function of the Find My app via Safari. This activates a test version that should only be available to developers. The fact that Apple now seems to be quietly preparing the function for a public release, suggests that the unveiling of the AirTags will not be long in coming.
If you look at the Objects function in the Find My app, you can see that the app also supports Bluetooth trackers from other brands. At the touch of a button you can search for an object to associate it with your Apple ID. Then you can easily find it via the app.
Still, the question remains when Apple’s trackers will be on the market. For years we have been reading rumors and finding clues in software. In April last year, Apple even accidentally mentioned the AirTags by name in a YouTube video. That the devices have been postponed several times therefore seems a certainty.
Especially now that Apple has shown in 2020 that they can reveal products with press releases, the AirTags could in theory be presented at any time.
This way you activate the new Find My function yourself
Would you like to see for yourself how this works? Then follow the steps below on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 14.3 or iPadOS 14.3 or later.
- Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad;
- Type ‘findmy: // items’ in the browser bar;
- Allow your iPhone or iPad to open the Find My app;
- Check out the new feature in the Find My app.
Do you want to know more about the AirTags? We have listed the important rumors for you in the overview below.