How to share airtag location with family members (A How-to Guide)

So you’re looking for how to share airtag location with family members or friends, and maybe thinking that it is not possible.

Well I’m telling you that it is now very possible.

One of the questions asked when it comes to using the AirTag or trying to track an item with an airtag is;

Can I share AirTag location with family? The answer is a big yes.

So right here in this article I will explain in details on how you can share your airtag location with any of your family members or friends.

Let’s proceed.

how to share airtag location with family

How to share airtag location with family

Below is a quick step on how to share airtag location with family members;

  1. Open Find My app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to Items and tap on your airtag.
  3. Right there you will see Share This Airtag option, and below it says Add Person. 
  4. Tap on add person, and select the contact or family member you want to share the AirTag with.
  5. Tap on the share button, and the family member will be notified about it.
  6. Now it is left for your family to accept the request or reject the request.
  7. If your family member accept the request, the person can now view and track your airtag location.

This a quick guide, but below is a detailed guide on how to share airtag location with family.

But Remember, your phone must be on ios 17 update.

Yes you heard what I said or saw it very clearly. From ios 17 update, you can now share airtag with family members, friends or anyone you wish to.

As of the time of writing this post, Apple is yet to release ios 17 update. However, I’m on beta version and that is why you are seeing the Share airtag option on my phone.

So if you ios 16 downwards, you cannot share airtag with family members or friends.


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So let’s proceed to what we have here.

Get started by opening Find My app on your iPhone.

Navigate to Items and tap on your airtag.

how to share airtag location with family

So you go ahead and tap on your airtag.

When you have done that, you will see where it says Share This AirTag and Add Person as shown below.

how to share airtag location with family

Kindly tap on Add Person. Accept the policy that appears on your screen by tapping on the Continue button. 

Next, you will be presented with your contacts you recently or frequently call.

So you should check if the family member is there, but if it is not there, please tap on the plus ➕ icon to view all your entire contact or better still enter the contacts phone number or apple ID in the space provided for it.

Airtag

Please listen, if you want to share your airtag with a family member or a friend, you must be on ios 17, and so your family member or your friend phone must be on ios 17.

So when you go through the contact and see the contact being shown in blue color, it means that the contact is eligible to share airtag with.

Below is a typical example.

Airtag

So you go ahead tap to select the number, and hit on the Share button at the top right corner of your screen.

The person will receive a notification that you want to share airtag with the person, and at your end it will Show Pending.

So it is left for your family member to accept the invitation or maybe not.

If your family member accept the invitation, then you will see the person’s contact in your  airtag share list.

So this is how to share airtag location with family members and friends. Remember, you can remove the contact any time you want, and the person won’t be notified about that.


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Removing the family member

If you no longer fancy your family member or friend tracking your airtag, you can remove the person as well.

All you have to do is to open Find My app, navigate to Items and tap on the AirTag.

Right there you will see the names of people you’re sharing your airtag with, simply tap on the contact and tap on Remove Contact.

Now the person or the contact will be removed from your airtag location sharing.

Generally, when you talking about how to share airtag location? You only need to be on ios 17, and using find my app you can share airtag with anyone by adding multiple devices to your airtag.

Quick guide on apple airtag

The Apple AirTag is a small round tracking device designed and manufactured by Apple, with the purpose of being used to help keep track of and locate valuable items, such as keys, bags, luggages, bike, pets, etc.

There are certain things that you should know when it comes to using the Apple airtag and they are as follows;

  1. Your iPhone must be on ios 14.5 and above.
  2. The AirTag can be paired to any iPhone or iPad on ios 14.5 update and above.
  3. However, the AirTag work perfectly on iphone 11 series and above, thanks to Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology and Precision Finding capability which is available from iphone 11 and above.
  4. You cannot use the Find Nearby feature on iPad, Mac or iphones below iphone 11 series and it is only available on iphone 11 series and above.
  5. The Find Nearby option allow you to track your airtag within bluetooth proximity, and it is very essential and helpful when traveling as you can use the option to locate your luggage.

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The AirTag uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to communicate with nearby Apple devices, such mostly on iPhones, though quite available on iPad and Mac.

Additionally, it is equipped with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, which enables more precise localization when used with compatible devices (e.g., iPhone 11 or newer models).

To use the Apple AirTag, you must pair it with an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, running the latest iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5 and above. This pairing process is done automatically or via the “Find My” app. Once paired, the AirTag is associated with your Apple ID.

One of the key features of AirTag is its integration with Apple’s “Find My” network.

When an AirTag is away from your Apple device, it leverages the network of nearly a billion Apple devices worldwide to anonymously communicate its location to you.

These devices include iPhones, iPads, and Macs. When a device running the Find My app comes into the proximity of your lost AirTag, it can securely relay its location back to you without the user of that device being aware of it.

If you have an iPhone 11 or newer model iphones that support the UWB, you can take a good advantage of the Precision Finding feature.

This feature allows your phone to communicate with the AirTag more accurately, guiding you to its location with on-screen instructions using augmented reality (AR) technology.

This is particularly helpful when you’re in close proximity to the AirTag and trying to pinpoint its exact location.

If you’ve misplaced an item with an AirTag attached, you can put the AirTag into Lost Mode through the Find My app.

You can set a contact phone number on the AirTag, and anyone who finds it can use their iPhone or another NFC-capable device to view the contact information and contact you.

You May read: When do airtags make noise or sound? Explained

So this is how the Apple airtag work, and also how to share airtag location with family members or your friends.

           

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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