Apple Fixes Airtag Tracking Issues With More Changes Including Android App
A month after its release, Apple’s Airtags have proven to be incredibly effective and powerful, and while this is great for owners, it has sounded the alarm for those who fear being followed surreptitiously by the massive Find network. My from Apple.
Apple attempted to address these issues even before launch by sounding an alarm 3 days after an Airtag separated from its owner and alerting iPhone owners if an Airtag that doesn’t belong to them appears to be traveling with them for many years. time.
Unfortunately, 3 days is a long enough time to keep track of, and subsequent protection is only available to iPhone owners.
Apple responded to the comments by updating all Airtags with a new policy. Now the alarm will start playing at a random time between 8-24 hours after being separated from its owner, rather than 3 days. Apple has also promised to release an Android app so that Android users can detect if they are being tracked.
While these fixes seem to be helpful, it seems unlikely that the vast majority of Android users will install Apple’s app, while the Airtag’s speakerphone is fairly easy to turn off by simply removing the magnet. , which means these changes do not significantly reduce the risk of Android users being tracked. A more effective solution would be an open standard supported by Apple and Google.
However, it seems that Apple is making at least an effort, which must of course be applauded.