Apple has released an app for Android users that allows it to detect any unknown AirTags near them.
One of the best features of Apple AirTags is the ability to find them using Android phones, not just iOS devices. Apple has now released a new app for Android users that allows it to detect any unexpected AirTag or Find My Network equipped sensors nearby.
The new app called “Tracker Detect” is available on the Google Play Store and can be downloaded on all supported Android phones. Once the app is configured and an AirTag is detected near you, it will show users the ‘Unknown AirTag’.
Users can then play a sound to locate the tracker within 10 minutes of locating the tracker. However, it may take up to 15 minutes after the AirTag is separated from its owner for it to appear in the app.
Using the app, Android users will know which unwanted AirTags are near them and can act accordingly. The move follows a recent report from Canada where airTags and other tracking devices have been used to steal several luxury cars after being tracked at home.
Once users find an unknown tracker, they can tap on it using their NFC-enabled iPhone or Android device, and the app will display further instructions on how to disable AirTags.
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