How to find nearby AirTags using precision search

AirTag is a small button tracking device that works very much like a tile tracker. However, Apple is trying to differentiate itself from its competitors by offering a unique feature called Precision Finding. You can use it to find missing items in your home, workspace, or somewhere nearby.

Some people who already own AirTag may not be aware of this particular feature. Because these are new products that have not yet been adopted in the mainstream. Before trying this feature, it’s worth pointing out that Precision Finding doesn’t work on all possible iPhones. Let’s take a look at what you need first.

What do I need to use AirTags Precision Finding?

Unfortunately, Apple limits AirTags Precision Finding to iPhones with the Apple U1 chip. This is a unique chip that enables ultra-wideband technology for spatial recognition. AirTags has an Apple U1, but in order for the iPhone to recognize its surroundings and other U1-enabled devices, it needs an iPhone with the same chip. Therefore, you need one of the following models:

  • iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, 13 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, 12 Mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 11

Before asking, the iPad currently available does not have an Apple U1 chip for using Precision Finding.

Having a compatible device is just one of the requirements for using Precision Finding. Apart from this, you need to be near the missing AirTag. According to our tests, Precision Finding works best as long as you’re within Bluetooth range (about 10 meters or 33 feet). If you go out of this zone, you will have problems accessing Precision Finding mode.

How to find nearby AirTags using precision search

You can enter Precision Finding mode from the Find My app built into your iPhone. If you’re familiar with the app, this procedure is similar to finding directions for your lost iPhone, AirPods, or other Apple device. Let’s see what you need to do.

  1. Open Find me The app on your iPhone. Once launched, you’ll see all your Apple devices except AirTag. To view them item From the bottom menu.
  1. here, AirTag Access the Find option for that.
  1. Now tap seek.. If you don’t see this option on a compatible iPhone, it may not be within the required range.
  1. An all-green screen appears confirming that you have entered precision detection mode. The arrow displayed here points to the location of the missing AirTag. Walk slowly in this direction and close the distance shown in the lower left.
  1. When you really get close to AirTag, the arrow disappears and the iPhone starts responding with tactile feedback. The vibration gets stronger as you get closer to it.

If the AirTag is successfully found, you will see an animation confirming that it was found using Precision Finding.

How to find nearby AirTags without an accurate search

Do you have an iPhone with a U1 chip? no problem. Fortunately, Precision Finding isn’t the only way to find nearby AirTags. Thanks to the built-in speaker, you can easily find the sound by playing it with AirTag. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Release Find me Head to item From the bottom menu.
  2. next, AirTag From the list of items displayed here.
  3. Now tap make a sound Listen carefully to the faint pinyin.

At this point you know what to do. Follow the direction of the sound. It’s worth pointing out that the sound from AirTags is so weak that it may not be heard from the next room unless it’s completely silent.

Find misplaced items with an accurate search

I often misplace things in my house or have trouble finding keys and so on. Just add AirTag and you’ll quickly find what you usually lose. This is very useful with outstanding features like “find” and “precision search”.

How many AirTags do you have? Does your iPhone support Precision Finding? Share your experience with us in the comments.

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