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What to do if you find an AirTag and you have an Android phone

What to do if you find an AirTag and you have an Android phone

Did you find a lost AirTag? This is what you should do with it if you have an Android mobile.

The Apple AirTag is on track to become one of the company’s best-selling products in 2021 and for years to come. It is very likely that the vast majority of iPhone device users will end up tempted to purchase at least one of these small – and cheap – accessories, which allow find any lost items via your mobile.

And while it is not expected that AirTag compatibility with Android will be a reality in the short term, it is very likely that, sooner or later, the situation will end. an Android smartphone user finds a lost AirTag.

For this reason, today we will explain you step by step what you should do if you find a lost AirTag. Well, even with an Android mobile, you can assist the holder of the accessory when it comes to finding your lost items.

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

How to find the holder of an AirTag with your Android mobile

Each AirTag has Bluetooth connectivity and with the U1 chip that brings the technology to life Ultra wide band used to communicate with iPhone and iPad devices. And while both are universal technologies, given Apple’s restrictions, the accessory cannot be connected to an Android mobile phone.

What can be done, however, is read the content recorded on the accessory, such as the serial number and contact details of the AirTag holder. To do this, the accessory uses the extension NFC technology present in most Android smartphones.

In order to read the contents of a lost AirTag with your Android phone, These are the steps to follow:

  1. Activate the NFC connection of your Android phone. You can do this via «Settings / Bluetooth and device connection / NFC»
  2. Bring the back of the phone closer to the AirTag. Wait until you feel a vibration.
  3. The browser will automatically open and direct you to a page with the contact information of the AirTag holder.

It is worth mentioning you will only be able to read the contents of the AirTag if its owner has activated «Lost Mode». Therefore, it is likely that when you find the lost item next to the AirTag, you will not be able to read the accessory via the NFC of your mobile phone, until the owner realizes that he has lost it and activates this mode.

After reading its content, you can do the right thing and contact the caretaker and help him recover his belongings thanks to the information obtained through the small accessory.

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