Future Android app for Apple’s AirTag protects you from stalkers

Do you have an Android smartphone and your stalker put an AirTag in your bag? Now it’s hard to figure that out. That won’t be long, because Apple is working on an AirTag app for Android.

Apple is working on an Android app that will AirTag supports. The company told this in conversation with CNET. The future app will scan to see if you are carrying someone else’s AirTag. If so, you will receive a notification. That way, a possible stalker can’t follow you unnoticed, regardless of the phone you use yourself.

Like many Apple products, the AirTag does not work well with Android phones. Apple does this consciously, because in this way the company ensures a defined ecosystem. Within this ecosystem, all Apple products are seamlessly aligned. This prevents people from switching to Android or Microsoft easily.

For example, people with a Samsung phone can already scan a lost AirTag to find out the owner. However, they are not actively protected from stalkers. The Android app that solves this problem will be released later this year.

More attention to privacy

iPhones already have a powerful security system regarding the AirTag. Do you have an iPhone and someone has secretly put an AirTag in your bag? Then the tracker will sound an alarm within 8 and 24 hours. This happens at a random time, so the stalker can’t respond to this.

The Android app is not entirely unexpected, because Apple places more emphasis on the importance of privacy every year. AirTags and other trackers are useful, but in the wrong hands can have nasty consequences. The security of AirTags is therefore very important.

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Source: Android Planet by www.androidplanet.nl.

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