Find your keys, backpack, and more with AirTag and Find My

Use AirTag and Find My to keep track of the stuff that matters most, and find it if you misplace it. If your personal item is nearby, use Precision Finding — on supported iPhone models — to guide you right to it.

Find your stuff with AirTag and Find My

If you misplace your keys, backpack, or other personal item with an AirTag attached, you can use Find My to find it on a map, get directions to its location, and play a sound on the AirTag's built-in speaker.

Find your lost AirTag with Find My

Then, when you're nearby your AirTag, you can tap Find Nearby to use Precision Finding to guide you to where it is.

AirTag uses the Find My network — an encrypted, anonymous network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices that can help you find your things. Nearby devices securely send the location of your missing AirTag to iCloud, so you can find where your AirTag is. It's all anonymous and encrypted to protect everyone's privacy.

Use Precision Finding to pinpoint the location of your item with Find Nearby

If your AirTag is within Bluetooth range, tap Find Nearby to help find it, even if it's stuck between couch cushions or hiding under a stack of mail.

Find a nearby item

  1. Open Find My, then tap Items.

  2. Choose your AirTag, then tap Find Nearby.

    In the Find My app on iPhone, find an AirTag attached to your house keys or other personal item.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions and move around the space until your iPhone connects to your AirTag.

  4. Follow the distance and direction information that your iPhone displays. Your iPhone also vibrates as you get closer to the AirTag.

    • You can tap Play Sound to hear a series of beeps that helps you find your AirTag.

    • If your iPhone says that more light is required, uncover the camera or tap the Turn Flashlight On buttonNo alt supplied for Image.

If the Find Nearby button doesn't appear

If you don't see Find Nearby, make sure that you turned on Location Access for Find My.

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services and check that Location Services is on.

  2. Scroll down and tap Find My.

  3. Choose how you want Find My to access your location.

  4. For the most accurate location, turn on Precise Location.

Still don't see Find Nearby? Your AirTag might be out of range of your iPhone — first try finding it on a map and getting directions to its location.

Environmental factors, including wall materials or objects between your iPhone and your AirTag, might impact performance.

If you loan a personal item with an AirTag attached

If you loan your keys or other personal item with an AirTag attached to a friend or family member, you can share the AirTag with them, too. That way, they can use Find My and Precision Finding to find the item, and they won't receive Tracking Notifications.

Share an AirTag or other item in Find My

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

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