An AirTag, Apple’s much-improved rendition of a Tile, is a helpful tool for anyone from the traveler, bike commuter, or just a downright forgetful person.
Using it to track your most important — or most forgotten — items is as easy as opening an app on your iPhone.
But if you just bought or received a new AirTag, how do you get started?
How to add an AirTag to Find My on my iPhone
How do I add an AirTag if the pop-up doesn’t appear on my iPhone?
If you’ve held your unlocked iPhone near your AirTag and aren’t seeing a pop-up on your screen, you can try adding your new AirTag right from the Find My app.
Before doing this, do check to see that you removed the plastic tab from the battery. If it’s still not popping up, follow these steps:
- Hold the iPhone and AirTag near each other.
- Open the Find My app.
- Go to the Items tab.
- Press the plus (+) sign to Add a new item.
- Select Add AirTag and follow the prompts on your screen.
Can I add an AirTag to two separate phones?
Unfortunately, no. AirTags are exclusively linked to the Apple ID they are added to, so to add an AirTag to a different phone with a different Apple ID, you’d need to remove it from the previous iPhone.
If you have two iPhones with the same Apple ID, however, then you can track the AirTag from either phone.
Why is my AirTag not working?
The AirTag is a pretty simple device, so if it’s not working, chances are the battery needs to be replaced. If you’re having issues pairing your AirTag with your iPhone, Apple recommends taking out the battery and putting it back in. If that doesn’t work, try replacing the battery.