Does AirTag work with Android? Only by NFC and to help Apple users

Apple presented its AirTags yesterday. Small devices that can be attached to your personal objects, so you can find them easily. The car keys, the wallet, even the bicycle … or any other object that could be forgotten or stolen may have an AirTag to be found more quickly and with great efficiency.

So and is it compatible with Android? No, but interaction is possible.


The AirTag is a relatively simple device that works integrated into the Apple ecosystem. To find an object you can use the sound signal emitted by the device, activated through the smartphone. If not, you can then use the Exact Location system.

Basically, it is a “GPS” that, through an arrow that appears on the smartphone, indicates the path to follow until the lost object. AirTag uses ultra-wideband technology to show the precise distance and direction.

However, this exact location is only compatible with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models.

Help from other Apple device users

These two ways of finding objects are useful only when you are close to them. But then, what about when you forget something in the gym or in a restaurant?

In these cases, the AirTag has Bluetooth technology. Thus, it allows you to integrate it into the Find network made up of millions of iPhone, iPad and Mac devices worldwide.

Securely, without exposing any user data, AirTag sends a Bluetooth signal that can be detected by the devices on the Find network. These devices, therefore, send the location of the AirTag to iCloud. You just need to open the Find app and see the lost object on the map.

And with Android, is it possible to use AirTag?

The simplest answer is no. AirTag is designed for the Apple ecosystem. However, an Android user can be a fundamental help for those who have lost the object.

When configuring AirTag to share your contact details with those who find it, the person, with an Android smartphone with NFC technology, will be able to access this data. So, afterwards, you can contact him.

This is a feature that is associated with Lost Mode. In addition, in this mode, you will be able to receive an automatic notification as soon as it is detected by the network, as with other Apple devices.


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