Here we go with one of the questions asked when it comes to using an airtag to track a location, and which is can more than one person track an airtag.
Since 2021, the Apple airtag has become really popular especially when it comes to tracking someone.
Yes you heard me though the main reason for airtags is to use it to track items, but now we use to track people. However, it is very wrong to track someone without the person’s consent.
So in today’s post we’ll looking at the question being asked, can more than one person track an airtag or multiple persons are allowed to track an airtag.
So let’s proceed with the answer.
Can more than one person track an airTag?
The answer is yes. More than one person can track an airtag as long as the owner is sharing the AirTag location with others.
However, this is only available if you’re running on ios 17 or iPadOS 17 version.
This is one of the updates apple introduced to the Apple airtag, being able to be tracked by multiple devices as long as the owner gave the consent by sharing the AirTag location with others.
From ios 16 versions below, multiple devices can’t track an apple airtag except for the owner of the AirTag. But that has changed since ios 17 and iPadOS 17.
Now let me show you how you can add more than one person to track an airtag.
Before we proceed, please make sure that your iPhone or iPad is running on ios 17 and iPadOS 17 respectively.
I’m running on the ios 17 beta version, but very soon the official version will be released to the public.
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How to share airtag location with another phone
Below is how you can share AirTag location with another phone;
- Open the Find My on your iPhone or iPad.
- Navigate to Items and tap on the AirTag.
- Scroll down and you will see where it says Share this AirTag, tap on the option that says Add a Person.
- On the next window, tap on the continue button.
- Now go ahead and scroll down to the contact that you want to share your airtag with.
- Tap on the contact to select it, and hit on the Share Button.
- The recipient will see the notification on his iphone, and it is left for the recipient to accept the AirTag sharing.
Now let me explain this in details along with pictures based on the question of the day, can more than one person track an airtag.
Get started by opening the Find My on your iPhone or iPad.
On Find My homescreen or homepage, navigate to items and right there you will see your airtag(s).
Tap on your item(airtag), scroll down and you will see where it says Share This AirTag, and below it you will see Add Person.
Please go ahead and tap on Add person as shown below.
Tap on continue, and you will be presented with some of your contacts (those you call frequently or your recent calls). If you didn’t see the contact among the list of those presented to you, simply tap on the plus ➕ to see all your contacts.
If you care to check the picture above, you will see that one very contact is written in blue color, while others are Grey. This is because the contact written in blue color is running ios 17 and compatible with airtag, that is, i can share AirTag location with the contact.
So make sure that the contact you want to share AirTag location with on your iPhone or iPad is written in blue color.
Tap on the contact and you can select multiple contacts as well. When you’re done, tap on Share as shown below.
On your side you will see pending, as it will wait until the recipient accept your invitation.
On the recipient end, the recipient will receive a notification about the AirTag sharing. Find My will notify the recipient just like in the below attachment.
If the recipient opens Find My, the recipient will see the notification. So, it is left for the recipient to accept the AirTag location sharing or not.
Once the recipient added the AirTag, at your end it will change from Pending, to showing the people you’re sharing Airtag location with.
Now the other person can see or track your your airtag location on his Find My.
However, you can still remove the contact if you’re done sharing your airtag location with the very contact.
To do so, open the find my, navigate to item and tap on the AirTag.
Scroll down Share This Airtag, and tap on the person you want to remove. You will see the Remove button along with view contact, and cancel button.
Once you have done that, the person will be removed from your airtag location sharing. However, the person won’t be notified about it though the person will still know.
So asking can more than one person track an airtag, the answer is yes and it is available from ios 17 and iPadOS 17 update. You can share your airtag location with your friends and family with ease.
When you’re done, you can swiftly remove them from your airtag location sharing.
Can you link AirTag to two phones?
The answer is no. You can’t link two phones to one airtag but rather one phone can be linked to an airtag.
However, if you have multiple phones or apple devices and which they are connected to the same apple ID, you will see the AirTag on all the devices.
But from ios 17 update, you can connect multiple devices to your apple airtag by sharing your airtag location with these devices.
You will be the sole owner of the AirTag, and have the power to remove any contact from your apple airtag location sharing.
Significance of multiple people tracking an AirTag
This comes in handy when an item is lost especially car tracking, bike tracking or other valuable item.
You may run out of battery or active internet connection, or too busy to track your item. By sharing the AirTag location with others, they can assist you in tracking your lost item on their device.
Please remember that airtag is only available from iphone xs and above, and sharing airtag location is available from ios 17 and iPadOS 17.
Significance of multiple people tracking an AirTag is very good when an item is lost or probably when you want to track someone.
Purpose of apple AirTag
The Apple airtag helps users locate and keep track of their belongings.
AirTag is designed by Apple and utilizes advanced technology to enhance the user experience. With a compact and lightweight design, it can be attached to various items, such as keys, wallets, bags, and even pets.
One primary purpose of AirTag is to provide reliable item tracking.
By connecting the AirTag to the user’s iPhone or iPad, they can easily locate their belongings through the Find My app.
This feature proves particularly valuable when trying to locate lost or misplaced items within a close range. The app displays the precise location of the AirTag and can guide users to their item using sound and visual cues.
Additionally, AirTag offers a range of safety and security features. Users can enable a feature that notifies them if they leave an item behind, reducing the chances of forgetting important belongings.
Furthermore, AirTag has a built-in privacy system that ensures the location data remains secure. It uses end-to-end encryption and anonymous identifiers to protect user privacy, allowing them to track their items without compromising their personal information.
Another purpose of AirTag is its compatibility with the wider Apple ecosystem. It seamlessly integrates with other Apple devices, including the iPhone, and iPad, making it a convenient accessory for Apple users. Through the Find My app, users can track their AirTagged items across multiple devices, ensuring accessibility and convenience.
The AirTag’s purpose extends beyond individual tracking, as it can also aid in locating lost items through a vast network of Apple devices.
When an AirTag is marked as lost, it can leverage the vast number of iPhones, iPads, and Macs around the world to anonymously relay its location to its owner. This community-driven approach enhances the chances of recovering lost items.
The purpose of AirTag revolves around providing efficient tracking and locating capabilities for users’ belongings. With its compact design, security features, seamless integration, and community-based tracking, AirTag offers a comprehensive solution to help users keep tabs on their valuable possessions.
And with this, I come to the conclusion in today’s question of the day, can more than one person track an airtag. Right now you have to wait for the release of iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 update in order to enjoy this feature.