How to use Precision Finding to locate an AirTag

If you lose your AirTag, you can it by using Apple’s Find My network. Find My uses Bluetooth signals from the device to ping its position and relay it back to its owner. Apart from Bluetooth, iPhones that are equipped with U1 chips support a feature called Precision Finding that accurately determines the distance and direction of the lost AirTag.

AirTag location trackers were unveiled by Apple during its virtual ‘Spring Loaded’ event. The tags can easily be attached to objects or everyday items like purses, school bags, and keys to quickly locate them.

How to use Precision Finding to locate an AirTag


Here is how you can use Precision Finding to locate an AirTag on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12

Precision Finding on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 will accurately guide you to the exact location of the lost AirTag using input from the gyroscope, accelerometer, camera, sound, visual feedback, and haptics. Here is you can use Precision Finding on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.

  1. Open Find My on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Items.
  3. Select the lost AirTag.
  4. Tap Find. If Precision Finding is enabled then it will say Nearby.
  5. Start moving around to put some distance between you and your tag. An arrow will start pointing in the direction of the tag, also showing the approximate distance to show how far away it is.

How to use Precision Finding to locate an AirTag

You will feel haptic feedback upon approaching the item. Your iPhone will also play audio alerts. Precision Finding closes itself after you have located your AirTag is in close proximity.

We hope this guide helps you learn how to use Precision Finding for AirTag. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.


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