Find your keys, backpack and more with AirTag

AirTag helps you keep track of and find the items that matter most to you. If you misplace an item and it's nearby, use Precision Finding — on supported iPhone models — to guide you to it. You can also use the Find My app to play a sound on your AirTag, find it on a map or get directions to it.

Use Precision Finding to pinpoint the location of your item

If you have a supported iPhone model with Ultra Wideband and your AirTag is nearby,1 you can tap Find Nearby to help you find it, even if it's down the back of the sofa or hiding under a stack of paperwork.

Find a nearby item

  1. Open the Find My app, then tap the Items tab.
  2. Choose your AirTag, then tap Find Nearby.1 Can't see Find Nearby
    Screenshot showing Play Sound and Find Nearby buttons
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions and move around the space until your iPhone has connected to your AirTag.
  4. Your iPhone will display the distance and direction to your AirTag. Use that information to get closer to your AirTag until you find your lost item.
    • When your AirTag is within Bluetooth range of your connected device, you can play a sound on your AirTag by tapping the Play Sound button 
    • If your iPhone says that more light is required, tap the Turn Torch On button .
  5. Tap the Done button  when you've finished. 

If you can't see the Find button

If you can't see Find Nearby, make sure you've turned on Location Access for the Find My app.

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services and check that Location Services is turned on.
  2. Scroll down and tap Find My.
  3. Select "Never", "Ask Next Time or When I Share" or "While Using the App". For the most accurate location, turn on Precise Location.

Still can't see Find Nearby? Your AirTag may be out of range of your connected device. Get directions to it first.

Environmental factors, including wall materials or objects between your iPhone and your AirTag, may affect performance. 

More ways to find your items

If you've misplaced an item with an AirTag attached, use the Find My app to see or get directions to its current or last known location. If it's nearby, you can also play a sound from your AirTag's built-in speaker. AirTag uses the Find My network, an encrypted, anonymous network of hundreds of millions Apple devices that can help you find your things. 

See your AirTag on the map

  1. Open the Find My app, then tap the Items tab.
  2. Choose the AirTag you want to locate in the Items list.
    • If the AirTag is within range of your device or the Find My network recently detected it, you'll see it on the map. An updated location and timestamp will appear under its name.
    • If the AirTag isn't within range of your device or any devices in the Find My network, you will see its last known location and timestamp. To be notified when your AirTag is within range of your device or detected by the Find My network, turn on Notify When Found under Notifications. 

If you can't see your AirTag on the map

Play a sound

  1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then tap the Items tab.
  2. In the Items list, choose the AirTag that you want to play a sound. 
  3. Tap Play Sound.1 If your AirTag is within Bluetooth range, it will play a sound. 
  4. To stop this sound before it ends automatically, tap Stop Sound.

If your AirTag is within Bluetooth range of your connected device but isn't playing a sound

Get directions

If your iPhone or region doesn't support Ultra Wideband, or your AirTag is outside the range of your device, you can get directions to its location. 

  1. Open the Find My app, then tap the Items tab.
  2. Choose the AirTag that you want directions to.
  3. To see the route to your AirTag in Maps, tap Directions.
  4. To get directions from your current location to your AirTag, tap Go.

If you can't see your AirTag in Find My

  1. Remove and then reinsert the battery of your AirTag.2
  2. If your AirTag doesn't play a sound after reinserting the battery, replace the battery with a new CR2032 battery.

1. Your AirTag must be within Bluetooth range to use Find Nearby or play a sound using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If it's out of range, get directions to it first. Find Nearby uses Ultra Wideband, which is not available in all countries or regions. Find out more about Ultra Wideband availability

2. Warning: AirTag, the battery cover and the battery may present a choking hazard or cause other injury to small children. Keep these items away from small children.

The Find My network isn't supported in South Korea and may be unavailable in other regions due to local laws. 

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