How to connect airtag to iphone without tab (A How-to Guide)

So right here I will how to connect airtag to iphone without tab especially if you have the latest iphone.

You can connect an apple airtag to an iPad or even to older iphone version running on ios 14.5 and above, but to get most of the airtag features, you have to have from iphone 11 series and above.

So this article gives you a detailed explanation on how to connect airtag after pulling tab and that’s so much easy without a long process.

Let’s proceed.

how to connect airtag to iphone without tab

How to connect airtag to iphone without tab

To connect airtag without tab, you simply have to draw the AirTag close to your phone a prompt will appear on your phone and you can proceed to connect the AirTag to your phone.

Now listen, there are two methods which you can use to connect airtag after pulling tab, and they are as follows;

  1. Automatically
  2. Manually

For a better understanding on how to connect airtag to iphone without tab, I will explain them based on this two categories.

1. Automatically

When i say automatically, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can automatically connect your airtag to your iPhone as you have to set it up yourself.

So for this method you simply have to bring your airtag close your iPhone or your iPad as well, and you will see the AirTag prompt display on your phone or iPad.

Below is a typical example of how it will look on your screen.

how to connect airtag to iphone without tab

So what you have to do next is to tap on the Connect Button as shown in the above picture.

Next, you will see quite a number of name to give your airtag, along with a custom name if you wish to.

Airtag

So you go ahead and give your airtag a name. Next is to agree for the AirTag to be linked to your apple ID.

how to connect airtag after pulling tab

Wait for a while and the AirTag will connect to your phone, and simply tap on Done to exit the page or you can tap on Find My app.

Apple airtag

Now it you head over to Find My app on your iPhone, navigate to Items, right there you will see your airtag.


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So this is the first method on how to connect airtag to iphone without tab.

The second is very helpful especially if you find it quite difficult seeing the AirTag prompt when you draw the airtag close to your phone.

For this method, you have to do is manually.

2. How to connect airtag after pulling tab using the manual method

How do I manually add AirTag to my iPhone?

  1. Open Find My app.
  2. Navigate to Items and tap on Add Item. 
  3. Draw your airtag close to your phone and it will display the AirTag on your phone.
  4. Tap on connect and give your airtag a name.
  5. Agree to the terms of linking the AirTag to your apple ID.
  6. Tap on Done or tap on Find My app and that’s it.

For a better understanding, I will explain this in details and for this method to work, you have to open Find My app on your iPhone or iPad.

Navigate to Items and tap on Add Item as shown in the picture below.

how to connect airtag to iphone without tab

Right there you will see am option pop up, stating Add AirTag and Other Supported Item.

Add Airtag

So you go ahead and tap on Add Airtag as shown in the above picture.

It will start searching for a nearby airtag. Please make sure that your airtag is very close to your phone else it will find it quite difficult seeing the airtag.

It will state;

Pull tab on airtag and bring it near this iPhone to start. 

Airtag

So please bring the AirTag close to your phone.

Right away it will initiate and bring out the airtag prompt on your phone display. Now go ahead and tap on Connect, name your airtag, tap continue and agree with the terms of the airtag being linker to your apple ID.

Wait for a while and you will hear a beeping sound.

Tap Done or you can tap on Find My app.

And that’s it.

So this is how to connect airtag to iphone without tab.

Once you have pulled the AirTag tab, you can connect the AirTag to your at any given period of time as long as you have an iPhone running on ios 14.5 and above or iPadOS 14.5 and above.


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When the AirTag is connected to another phone or apple ID

So let’s say the AirTag is not yours and you try to connect it or pair the AirTag to your phone, it will not work unless the owner remove the AirTag from his phone or apple ID.

So incase you happen to see a random airtag around you, and which you believed seemed lost, kindly help the owner to retrieve the AirTag.

Even if you go ahead to change the AirTag battery, you can’t still connect it to your phone until the AirTag is removed from the owners apple ID.

Talking about how to connect airtag after pulling tab?  Simply draw the AirTag close to your phone and it will display the AirTag prompt, tap on connect, give the AirTag a name and accept the terms.

That’s it.

Adding airtag to second phone

To add an airtag to a second phone, you simply have to use the same apple ID on the second phone, or use the share feature to share the AirTag to the second phone.

If you have more than one phone, you don’t need to add the AirTag to all your phones as long as they are using the same apple ID.

Once you have the same apple ID on both phones, you will see your airtag on your second phone. Simply go to Find My app >> Items, and you will see the AirTag right there.

But in a situation whereby you’re using different apple ID on your phone, then you have use the Share feature to share the AirTag to your second phone.

How to add AirTag to second phone

This option is available from ios 17 and iPadOS 17 as well. (I’m on beta)

Another way to add an airtag to a second phone is to remove the AirTag from your apple ID and phone.

Simply open Find My app on your iPhone, navigate to Items and tap on the AirTag.

Scroll down and you will see where it says Remove Item, tap on the option to remove the AirTag from your phone and Apple ID.

Remember, if you’re having issue with your airtag connecting to your phone, turn off the phone and switch it on.

Power on your phone and draw the AirTag close to your phone. This time it should connect unless the AirTag is faulty, poor battery, or your phone is on ios 14 and below.

Removing the tab on airtag isn’t any big issue at because you can easily add or remove an airtag from your phone or iPad. And with all explained here, I’ve come to the conclusion of today’s question of the day on how to connect airtag to iphone without tab.

           

I'm Kennedy Nora by name, a tech enthusiast who loves writing articles on tech tips and tutorials. My main focus is about mobile tech and gadgets.

    

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