How to add AirTag to Find My on iPhone

AirTag and its box are placed near the iPhone

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AirTag, Apple’s much improved version of Tile, is a useful tool for anyone from travelers, commuting by bicycleOr just a very absent-minded person.

Use it to keep track of your most important — or most forgotten — items as easy as opening an app on your iPhone.

Also: 5 ways AirTags can simplify your life

But if you have just purchased or received a AirTagHow do you get started?

How to add AirTag to Find My on my iPhone

Unboxing is the first fun part when you receive a new device, and like all Apple devices, the AirTag doesn’t disappoint. Take your new AirTag out of the box and remove the plastic film completely. AirTag will turn on and play a sound when you pull the tag out of the battery.

Remove the plastic film from the AirTag

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After your AirTag beeps to say it’s turned on, unlock your iPhone to add it to Find My. To do this, hold the AirTag near your iPhone until a pop-up appears on the screen prompting you to “Connect” your AirTag.

iPhone connect button for AirTag

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Choose a name from the list of things your iPhone offers, or create your own.

I will choose the name Keys for this example.

Name AirTag in AirTag settings

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A message will appear revealing that the AirTag you are adding will be linked to your Apple ID which means it is only for tracking things that belong to you and never tracking people without your consent. their consent.

Revealing AirTag

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Wait a few seconds for your iPhone to finish pairing the AirTag with your Apple ID and it should be ready to use. In the future, you can find your AirTags in the Find My app by going to the Items tab.

Also: How to track AirTag

Ready to use AirTag on iPhone

Map is blurred for security.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I add an AirTag if pop-ups don’t appear on my iPhone?

If you’ve kept your unlocked iPhone near your AirTag and don’t see a pop-up on your screen, you can try adding a new AirTag right from the Find My app.

Add another AirTag to the Find My app on iPhone

Press the plus sign to add a new AirTag.

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Before doing this, check that you have removed the plastic piece from the battery. If it still doesn’t pop up, follow these steps:

  1. Keep iPhone and AirTag close together.
  2. Open find me application.
  3. go items navigation.
  4. Press the plus sign (+) sign Add new item.
  5. Select Add AirTag and follow the prompts on your screen.

Can I add an AirTag to two separate phones?

Unfortunately there isn’t. AirTags are exclusively associated with the Apple ID they are added to, so to add an AirTag to another phone with a different Apple ID, you need to remove it from the previous iPhone.

Also: How to securely attach your Apple AirTag to anything

However, if you have two iPhones with the same Apple ID, you can track the AirTag from either phone.

Why is my AirTag not working?

AirTag is a pretty simple device, so if it doesn’t work, chances are battery needs to be replaced. If you’re having trouble pairing your AirTag with your iPhone, Apple recommends that you remove the battery and reinsert it. If that doesn’t work, try replacing the battery.


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