So here we have one of the common questions asked when it comes to using the Apple airtag, and which is can an airtag be connected to two phones.
In this article I will explain all you need to know when it comes to using the Apple airtag and if you can connect multiple phones to your airtag.
Before I proceed, I’m writing this post based on my experience using the latest ios 17 update (the beta version).
Can an airtag be connected to two phones?
Yes, airtag can be connected to two phones, and that is available from ios 17 update and above.
So Yes, you saw it clearly.
From ios 17 update, you can now share your airtag with multiple people or multiple phones. However, if your iPhone is running on ios 16.6 below, you can’t be able to share your airtag location with others or to your family members.
In order not to waste your time let me go ahead and show you how you can share or connect more than one phone to your airtag, and the benefits derived from it.
How to add airtag to second phone
To add AirTag to second phone, you simply have to open find my app, navigate to item, tap on the AirTag, and below share this airtag, tap on Add Person.
For a quick explanation, below is the method to add airtag to two phones;
- Open Find My app on your iPhone.
- Navigate to Items, and tap on your airtag.
- Below Share this Airtag, tap on Add person, and tap on the continue button.
- Scroll through your contact and select the contact you want to share airtag location with, and tap on SHARE.
- Wait until the person accept the request, and that’s it.
For a better explanation with images, below is how to add airtag to second phone.
Get started by opening Find My app on your iPhone, navigate to Items and tap on your airtag.
As you tap on your airtag, you will see where it says Share This Airtag and below it you will see Add Person as shown below.
As you tap on Add Person, tap on the Continue button to accept to share your airtag, then you will be presented with your recent contacts.
However, you can tap on the plus ➕ icon to see all your contacts.
Now check to see if the contact you will you want to share location with is blue in color which indicates the number is registered with an apple ID.
So you tap on the number or the contact, and mind you, if the number is not in your contact list you can still enter the number or the Apple ID in the space provided for it.
Tap on the contact and hit on Share.
On your iPhone or Find My app, it will be on pending as shown in the picture below.
The person will receive a notification about the AirTag location sharing, and you have to wait until the person accept your request as shown below.
Right after the person must have accepted your invitation or request by adding your airtag location to find my app, you will see it on your screen as shown below.
So this is how to add airtag to two phones.
One thing I noticed is that if the other person phone is not running on ios 17 update, it will display that the person is not eligible to share airtag.
What this means is that if the person you’re trying to share airtag location with, is not on ios 17, the location sharing won’t work.
The person’s iPhone or iPad must be on ios 17 and iPadOS 17.
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Second method to add airtag to two phones is by using the same apple ID on both phones.
As long as you are using the same apple ID on multiple phones, and which an airtag is connected to one of the phones, the AirTag will appear in all the phones.
So this is the second method to add airtag to second phone. Remember, Apple airtag works perfectly fine if you’re using iphone 11 series and above.
Can you connect an airtag to multiple Apple IDs?
No, you cannot an airtag to multiple except if you share your airtag with another apple ID.
Apple airtag is connected to a single apple ID and cannot be added to multiple Apple IDs.
However, you can connect apple airtag to multiple devices that has the same apple ID, or share your airtag location to multiple devices.
When asking can an airtag be connected to two phones, the answer is yes as you can now share airtag location with family members and friends running on ios 17 and above.
Apple airtag benefits
Below are the features and benefits of apple airtags;
1. Item Tracking
Apple airtags help you locate and track your personal belongings, such as keys, wallet, backpack, or even your pets, using the “Find My” app on your Apple devices.
2. Ultra-Wideband technology
Airtags use the Ultra-Wideband technology (UWB) in newer iPhones to provide precise distance and direction information for locating the lost item.
3. Find Nearby Feature
One of the good features of the Apple airtag is the Find Neaby. This feature is only available from iphone 11 series and above, and it helps to easily locate or track an airtag that is within the Bluetooth proximity.
3. Lost mode
If you misplace an Airtag-tracked item, you can activate Lost Mode. When someone else with an iPhone comes near the Airtag, they can scan it and get information to help contact you anonymously.
4. One year maximum battery life
Airtags have a replaceable battery that can last for several months, depending on usage, ensuring long-term tracking capabilities. If you use your airtag very often, it can last up to a year.
However, if you’re tgr type that use your airtag very occasional, it will likely last more than a year.
If the battery is down, you can easily replace the battery.
Airtags incorporate privacy measures like temporary Bluetooth identifiers and audible alerts for nearby unknown Airtags, ensuring that someone can’t use an Airtag to track you without your knowledge.
Once someone does that, you will be notified of an airtag being around you or moving with you.
Lastly, Apple airtags are integrated with the Apple ecosystem, making them easy to set up and use with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. And this is where I come to the conclusion of today’s question, can an airtag be connected to two phones and how to add airtag to two phones.