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What to do when you find an AirTag and have an Android phone?

Found a lost AirTag? This is what you should do with it if you have an Android phone.

The Apple AirTag is well on its way to becoming one of the company’s best-selling products in 2021 and in the years to come. It is very likely that the vast majority of iPhone device users will be tempted to purchase at least one of these small and cheap accessories that make it possible Find lost objects on the phone.

And while there is no telling that AirTags compatibility with Android will become a reality in the short term, it is very likely that the situation will end sooner or later An Android smartphone user finds a lost AirTag.

That is why today we are going to explain you step by step What should you do if you find a lost AirTag?. Well, even with an Android phone, you can Assistance to the owner of the accessory when it comes to finding your lost belongings.

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The AirTag has become one of Apple’s most popular products.

How to find the owner of an AirTag using your Android phone

Each AirTag has a bluetooth connection and a U1 chip that brings the technology to life Ultra broadband is used to communicate with iPhone and iPad devices. And although both are universal technologies given the constraints Apple has imposed, It is not possible to connect the accessory to an Android phone.

What can be done instead is Read the content recorded on the accessorysuch as the serial number and contact details of the AirTag holder. The accessory uses the NFC technology in most Android smartphones.

In order to Read the contents of a lost AirTag with your Android phone. These are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Activate the NFC connection on your Android phone. You can do this via “Settings / Bluetooth and device connection / NFC”.
  2. Bring the back of the cell phone closer to the AirTag. Wait until you feel a vibration.
  3. The browser opens automatically and directs you to a page with the contact information of the AirTag owner.

Well worth mentioning You can only read the content of the AirTag if its owner has activated “Lost Mode”. If you find the lost item next to the AirTag, it is likely that you will not be able to read the accessory via your cellphone’s NFC until the owner finds it lost and enables that mode.

Once you’ve read the content, you can do the right thing and Contact the keeper and help him get his belongings thanks to the information obtained through the small accessory.

picture | Jonas Elia

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