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Apple hints at Android app for AirTags, new update discourages unwanted tracking

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Apple hints at Android app for AirTags, new update discourages unwanted tracking

Apple’s AirTag trackers bear been on the market for a pair of month and a new firmware update is now rolling out to Apple’s stunning, round trackers as CNET experiences. The new update modifications the approach that the AirTag signals passersby of a misplaced tracker within the vicinity. It’s furthermore changing the time window for when this may per chance perform a sound to alert others of a misplaced tracker.

Sooner than the update, AirTag trackers would simplest emit a noise after three days of being misplaced. As a approach to cease users from the usage of AirTags to note other folks with out their information, the misplaced AirTag will now play a sound internal a time dwelling windows of between 8 and 24 hours.

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Apple says in a statement that this commerce must quiet “discourage unwanted tracking”. If any person finds an unwanted AirTag, that person will be in a position to tap it with an iPhone or NFC-instrument and get instructions on strategies on how to disable its tracking.

CNET experiences that Apple declined to present extra exiguous print about AirTag and Get My tools compatibility with Android but says it would portion extra exiguous print “later this year”.

The AirTag firmware update is now rolling out to AirTag units as of Thursday. The AirTag will automatically update when within the vicinity of an iPhone.

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Apple hints at Android app for AirTags, new update discourages unwanted tracking