How to Put an AirTag in Lost Mode

Finding misplaced devices or accessories like keys and wallets within Bluetooth range with the Apple AirTag is a painless task. Specifically, Apple’s product tracker comes with a clever feature called Precision Finding, which takes advantage of the U1 chip (found on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models) to easily find lost items. However, this seamless item tracking only works when your tagged item is within Bluetooth range. Now, if the AirTag is out of Bluetooth range, how will you find it? In this case, you need to put your AirTag in lost mode and Rely on Find My Network to find your lost accessories. So, if you’ve lost an AirTag, here’s what to do.

How to Put AirTag in Lost Mode (May 2021)

Before we start with the steps, let’s go through the three basic questions!

What is Find My Network and How Does It Work?

Find My Network is a crowdsourced network boasting millions of Apple devices that use Bluetooth wireless technology to locate lost devices or items nearby. When the network finds the lost device, it notifies the owner of the approximate location of the device. You should not worry about your privacy as the Find My network is anonymous and encrypted.

What Happens When You Mark Your AirTag as Lost?

The Find My app not only lets you enable lost mode for your AirTag, but also lets you enter a phone number and private message that will appear when someone finds the item tracker. You also get the option to: Enable “Notify When Found” to receive an alert when you are close to the item.

Once you mark your AirTag as lost, anyone who finds the item tracker can easily find your contact information. All they have to do is bring the AirTag close to an iPhone or NFC-equipped Android smartphone to navigate to a website URL containing your phone number and the disappearing message. You can also see the location of the device tracker transferred through someone else’s device.

What Happens If There Is No Apple Device In The Region Where AirTag Is Available?

Although Find My Network is huge with nearly a billion Apple devices that can help find a lost item, the truth of the matter is that not everyone in the world uses Apple devices. But what if your AirTag is not nearby and unfortunately there are no Apple devices in the device tracker area? In this scenario, Find My Network will only show where the AirTag was last seen on the map.

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Hopefully, someone with an NFC-enabled Android device or iPhone stumbles upon your AirTag and it will help you get the item tracker back to you.

Marking an AirTag as Lost

  1. Hungry Find My application on your iPhone.

2. Tap now. items tab is at the bottom of the screen.

Select the Items tab

3. Next, Air Label you want to put in loss mode

Choose AirTag

4. Next, swipe the card up to reveal the card. Lost Mode choice. Next, tap on enable The option located just below Lost Mode.

Enable loss mode for AirTag

5. Next, read the instructions and tap . Go on.

Enable loss mode for AirTag 2

6. Next, phone number. After that, tap on ‘Next’ in the upper right corner of the screen.

Enter your phone number

7. After that, turn on the switch right next to it. Notify When Found. You also have the option to customize the lost message that will appear when someone finds your AirTag.

Press Activate

Note that you will only be allowed to customize the message and enable the ‘Notify When Found’ option if the device is out of tracker coverage. Finally, tap on enable to confirm the action and enable Lost Mode for your AirTag.

Now if someone finds your AirTag, they can move the white side of the tracker closer to an NFC-enabled iOS or Android device. A warning will then appear on their screen and link them to a website URL containing your lost message and phone number. You can follow our guide to learn how to contact the owner of a lost AirTag or how to disable it. In addition, with the permission of the Find My network, you can view the location of your AirTag transferred through someone else’s device.

What to Do If You Lose an AirTag: Easy Steps to Follow

That’s it! So you can put your AirTag in lost mode and take advantage of the Find My network to find the item tracker. Now that you know how this well thought out feature works, we recommend making the most of it to find lost AirTags. Lost mode is available on all AirTag compatible devices, so activating it is always a simple task. So how do you rate the AirTag and how do you think it compares to other Bluetooth product trackers? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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