If you tend to lose personal belongings on a regular basis, then listen carefully because this tip will change your life. place one Apple Air Day on or in whatever you tend to get misplaced.
While you generally need to be within Bluetooth range to find your AirTag, you can use Apple’s “Find My” service to locate it if it’s further away, but – and this is important to note – within range of another Apple device (here how the Find My network works). Simply put your AirTag in Lost Mode and you’ll be notified when it’s within range of the Find My network.
We tell you where to place an AirTag that you may not have thought of. More details can be found here How to tell if an AirTag is tracking your location on Android.
In your tent when you go hiking
If you’re setting up camp somewhere you’ve never been, it might be useful to put an AirTag in your tent so you can easily find your campsite. For example, if you decide to hike several miles in one day, you can use Find My to look up the last location of the AirTag (your tent) and get directions back to the campsite. Remember that it needs to be within range of someone else’s device, so don’t rely on it in the wild. (This is also why Apple discourages using AirTags on pets.)
In your jacket pocket
How many times have you left your coat in a restaurant, bar or at a friend’s house? It’s easy to forget to pack your jacket when heading out, especially when the weather is warmer than expected or your hands are full of leftovers and to-go cups.
If you know you’ll be hanging your jacket on a coat rack — or the back of a chair — when you arrive, stash an AirTag in your pocket so you know where you left it. This can help prevent losing another favorite jacket and save money from your wallet to replace it.
In your luggage
Airports can be tricky to navigate and can get particularly tricky when trying to find the right baggage claim. Sometimes you wait 30 minutes for your bags to finally roll down the conveyor belt – and sometimes they get lost. To take the stress out of finding your suitcase, you can put an AirTag tracker inside so you can track its whereabouts.
This way you can find out if your luggage was left on the plane, if it’s on the conveyor belt but you haven’t seen it yet, or if someone accidentally took your luggage. Once you figure out where your bags are, you can put things right and continue to your destination.
In your laptop bag
Laptop bags can easily be left at a coffee shop when picking up coffee for everyone in the office. When you have your hands full and are distracted wondering how to open your car door, it’s hard to remember to get your bag from the cabin you were sitting in.
That’s why it’s a good idea to place an AirTag in one of the pockets. Not only can you locate your expensive laptop, but you can also store any confidential company or personal information you had in your pocket.
In a hidden place on your bike
If it hasn’t happened to you, you probably know someone who has had this experience. You come home from a bike ride, go in for water and some food and completely forget about your bike that you left outside. Or maybe you went to the store, didn’t lock your bike and when you came back it was gone.
If you attach an AirTag to a hidden spot on the bike, you can easily locate it. However, we do not recommend tracking the bike yourself. It is best to call the police and have your bike taken back for you to avoid dangerous situations.
This method also works for your car if it’s been stolen or towed – or if you can’t remember where you parked it. However, if you have an iPhone and it’s connected to your car via Bluetooth, your phone can locate where you last left it.
More common areas to attach your AirTag
AirTag is commonly used to locate these items.
- your purse or wallet
- your bunch of keys
- your phone or tablet
- The remote control for your TV
- Anything valuable that you leave outside your home
More Apple information can be found here How to send secret messages on your iPhone. Also this new iOS 16 feature can save yourself from rude iPhone texts.