We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.

iOS

AirTags updated to no longer be able to stalk you

By Samuel Martinez June 3, 2021, 8:14 pm
AirTags

Having a tracking device on you or your goodies seems like a great idea to keep track of where you leave your stuff. However, there is also the possibility of being tracked by other entities. This issue became a bit more alarming when an investigation found out that AirTags anti-stalking measures were not robust enough, even more so when security experts proved that AirTags could be easily hacked. However, it seems that Apple has already addressed this issue, and your tracking device or devices will now be safer for you.

Apple has taken the first step to give its users peace of mind. Cupertino told CNET that it had enhanced AirTags security to prevent stalking using Bluetooth devices. The updates are already being sent OTA, which will shorten the amount of time before an AirTag alerts users of its absence. Apple’s trackers play a sound after three days of being away from their owners, but this update will make them start producing sound at a random time after eight hours and within 24 hours.

POCKETNOW VIDEO OF THE DAY

“To further reassure people about its AirTags, Apple said it’s developing an app for Android devices that will help people “detect” an AirTag or Find My network-enabled device that may also be unsuspectedly “traveling” with them. Apple iPhones already have a similar alert system built into their devices. The Android app will be released later this year.”

To know if your AirTag has the new firmware, you must first open the Find My App, then tap on the ‘Items’ tab. After you’ve done that, tap on the AirTag that you want to check in the list. When you have done this, you will now be able to tap on the name of the AirTag you want to check. Now, you have to check and see if you have the latest firmware update, version number 1.0.276. If you do, congratulations, your tracker has been updated.

where to buy airtags Apple

Apple AirTag

Now, if you don’t have the latest update, you will only have to wait and be patient, as there’s no way to force the latest firmware update on your AirTag. Remember that it is something being done over the air through your iPhone. Just to be sure, you should also try to have your trackers in the range of your phone to get the update as soon as the firmware rolls out to your device.

Source CNET

Via (1)MacRumors

Via (2)MacRumors

Search

Latest Articles

iOS

Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am
iOS

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am
Phones

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am