Add an AirTag, or compatible third-party Find My network accessory, to keep track of your personal items.
AirTag and Find My network items use the power of the Find My network — an encrypted, anonymous network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. Devices in the Find My network use secure Bluetooth technology to detect your missing items nearby and report their approximate location back to you, so you can find them privately and securely.
Add an AirTag
- Hold your AirTag near your iPhone or iPad, then tap Connect. If you have multiple AirTags and get the alert "More than one AirTag detected," make sure only one AirTag is near your device at a time.
- Name your AirTag, then tap Continue.
- To register your AirTag with your Apple ID, tap Continue again.
- Tap Done.
You can also add your AirTag in Find My: Tap Items, tap the Add button , then tap Add AirTag.
Once you add an AirTag (or third-party item), you can share it — so whoever borrows the item, like your keys, can find them, too.
Add a compatible third-party product
To add a Find My network item to Find My, follow the manufacturer's instructions to connect the item to your iPhone. Then open Find My, tap Items, tap the Add button , and tap Add Other Item. Follow the onscreen steps to finish setting up the item.
If you can't add your AirTag
First, make sure that your iPhone or iPad is ready. Then follow the steps to try to add your AirTag again.
Get your device ready
- Update to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.
- Go to Settings > Bluetooth, and make sure it's turned on.
- Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services, and make sure that Location Services is turned on. Then scroll down, tap Find My, and choose a level of access. For the most accurate location, turn on Precise Location.
- Turn on iCloud Keychain
- Check that your Apple ID setup is finished: In Settings, tap your name. Check for any alerts to Update Apple ID Settings.
- Make sure that you have a strong Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Set up your AirTag again
- If the setup animation disappeared, press the side button or Sleep/Wake button on your iPhone to put it to sleep. Then wake and unlock it, and wait 15 seconds. The animation should reappear.
- If you're trying to set up multiple AirTags, make sure that only one is near your device at a time.
- If you get an error that new items cannot be added, manage the items that you have in Find My. Items include everything in the Items tab and AirPods in the Devices tab.
- You might have to remove and replace the battery in your AirTag
- If your AirTag still won't connect, reset it