Android Users Can Know If They’re Tracked By AirTag, Thanks To Tracker Detect!

Get notified on your Android device when an unknown AirTag tags along with you.

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Apple AirTag is great, but apart from their benefits, they’re also being used to stalk people, especially people with Android devices, as Android couldn’t detect them. Well, not anymore because Apple has released an app called Tracker Detect that does precisely what its name suggests, i.e., if an unknown AirTag follows you for more than 10 minutes, you can play a sound via the app to find it.

Tapping your NFC-enabled phone on AirTag will show you instructions to disable it and remove its battery. Engadget reports that you don’t need an Apple account to start using the app.

AirTag provides industry-leading privacy and security features and today we are extending new capabilities to Android devices. Tracker Detect gives Android users the ability to scan for an AirTag or supported Find My enabled item trackers that might be traveling with them without their knowledge. We are raising the bar on privacy for our users and the industry, and hope others will follow.

An Apple spokesperson told Engadget

What are your thoughts about Apple’s AirTags? Do you own one? Make sure to share your experience in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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