AirTag Safety

Hand holding an Apple AirTag

How can I protect myself from being tracked by AirTags?

If you believe your safety is at risk, Apple advises you to contact your local law enforcement. Here are some other possible solutions to prevent someone from tracking you with an Apple AirTag.

Manually search yourself

The most basic form of protection is to manually search yourself and your car for places where an AirTag may have been placed - the pockets of your clothes, bags, or under cushions, for example. Though, this isn't always effective because AirTags can be easily hidden due to their small form. 

Try to narrow it down

If you suspect an individual is tracking you with an AirTag or a similar device, immediately consider what information they appear to know. Attempt to narrow down the items you had with you during those times as this can quickly help you identify if a tracker may be inside your personal belongings, your car, or in your home.

Download a Bluetooth tracker

AirTags use Bluetooth signals to connect to Apple's Find My Network. You can use Bluetooth tracking apps to scan for any unknown AirTags in your vicinity. If you have an Android phone, download the app to detect the AirTag which can be found at the Google Play store.

Disable the AirTag

If you discover an AirTag on you, disable its location sharing by twisting counter-clockwise on the back by the Apple logo and remove the battery. The person on the other end will no longer be able to track your location. 

Afterwards, immediately contact the UCI Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.


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