Find My Stories May 26

Apple’s Find My lets users track the location of their devices, plus anything else tied to an AirTag. And while we’ve heard multiple stories about people who have recovered lost and stolen items thanks to this feature, this one involves none other than German Formula One pilot Sebastian Vettel – who chased down thieves using the Find My app.

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Find My Stories May 19

Pebblebee is announcing today another AirTag competitor with Pebblebee Card and Clips. Both of these products bring Find My integration, which is something Apple introduced to third-party developers a year ago, plus some nice features for those who don’t think Apple’s own item tracker is the best option for their everyday usage.

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Find My Stories May 18

AirTags are small trackers to help you locate any lost or stolen belongings. However, concerns of people using AirTag for nefarious purposes has led Apple to come up with a notification alert. This alert is to discourage people from tracking you without your consent. Using Apple’s Find My network, you can detect and locate nearby unknown AirTags using your iPhone.

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Find My Stories March 29

Apple has always had policies to not provide repair services for lost or stolen devices, but only if they had the Find My feature enabled. Now the company will also deny iPhone repairs if the device is reported as lost or stolen in the GSMA Device Registry.

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Find My Stories February 22

Apple on Tuesday released the fourth beta of iOS 15.4 to developers, which comes ahead of the rumored special event early next month. As promised by the company, today’s beta adds anti-stalking alerts to AirTags and other Find My accessories.

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Find My Stories February 7

When AirTag first hit the market last year, one common question was whether Apple’s tracker could work as a tracker for dogs, cats, and other pets. Now, the first Find My-compatible dog tag has officially hit the market, but there are a few things to keep in mind before attaching one to your furry friend.

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Find My Stories January 30

About a year ago, Apple announced that third-party accessories makers would be able to create products that integrate with the FInd My network. Here are the best products you can buy right now that can be located through the app.

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Find My Stories January 4

Apple’s Find My technology is making a splash at CES 2022 this week, even though Apple itself doesn’t have an official presence at the show. Following Targus’ announcement of a new Find My backpack, Chipolo has now unveiled a new Card Spot accessory that brings integration with Apple’s Find My network to your wallet.

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Bags with Find My tech built into them seem likely to become a trend this year, with Targus leading the way with its upcoming Cypress Hero Backpack.

The bag – which is big enough to accommodate a 16-inch MacBook Pro – is due to go on sale in the spring or summer, priced at $150. The company first teased it late last year

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Find My Stories November 11, 2021

Accessory maker Targus has announced it will release a new backpack with Apple’s Find My network integration as early as 2022. With that, Targus’ backpack will join a slowly growing number of Apple’s third-party partners that are integrating their products with the Find My network.

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Find My Stories November 10, 2021

Apple released the second developer beta for iOS 15.2 yesterday, and it contains several noteworthy enhancements. New is support for Hide My Email directly inside the default Mail app, along with the return of Legacy Contacts, which first appeared in the initial iOS 15 beta released at WWDC. Watch our hands-on video as we discuss the top iOS 15.2 beta 2 changes and features, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more hands-on walkthroughs.

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Find My Stories October 2, 2021

Apple’s Find My app appears to be facing an ongoing outage in its services, as confirmed by the company itself on its System Status webpage. Find My app is partially or completely offline for some users this Saturday.

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Find My Stories September 20, 2021

Apple has offered a very basic Find My AirPods feature for several years, but that only worked when the devices were close enough to have a Bluetooth connection to your phone. Otherwise, the only thing you can do is see where they were when they were last connected to one of your devices.

iOS 15 will offer a true Find My AirPods feature, but don’t expect to see it today …

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Find My Stories August 26, 2021

Apple’s Find My app is one of the key features of devices like iPhone and iPad, as it lets users track them even offline. This time, however, the app helped Colorado police find and arrest a man after a deputy “accidentally” dropped his phone on the suspect’s truck.

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Find My Stories July 21, 2021

One of the most exciting features of iOS 15, which was announced at WWDC 2021 in June, is definitely the Find My tracking when the device is completely turned off. However, not every device is compatible with this feature. Read on as we detail which Apple devices support Find My when turned off with iOS 15.

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Find My Stories May 26, 2021

VanMoof first came on my radar when Apple announced the first few products that were compatible with the Find My network. Of course, this announcement came a few weeks prior to Apple unveiling its long-awaited AirTag tracker, which also utilizes the Find My network. The VanMoof S3 and X3 joined the likes of Belkin’s SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Earbuds and the Chipolo ONE Spot item finder as the first third-party with built-in Find My integration.

And while I was initially most excited to learn how Find My would work with a bike, the VanMoof S3, with its sleek black exterior, simple lines, and uber-clean weld seams, had me wanting one to call my own. Watch my hands-on video as I take the VanMoof S3 for a ride around the block, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5mac on YouTube for more.

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Find My Stories May 19, 2021

A few weeks ago, Apple debuted a new “Find My Certification Asst.” app today designed to let third-party companies test how their accessories will work with the Find My application. This news comes after Apple announced at WWDC 2020 that it would open up the Find My network to third-party products. Ahead of the debut of AirTags, Apple announced that Chipolo would be one of the early partners for Find My integration. I received an advanced unit ahead of the June release, and I can confidently say that it’s every bit as good as AirTags unless you want the U1 chip for precise item tracking. Read on to learn more about the Chipolo ONE Spot.

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Find My Stories May 12, 2021

In April, Apple officially opened the Find My network to third-party products with Chipolo ONE Spot, Belkin’s SOUNDFORM Freedom, and VanMoof’s latest S3 and X3 e-bikes. Now, the AirTag competitor Chipolo ONE Spot is available to pre-order.

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Find My Stories May 9, 2021

Trying the VanMoof S3 electric bicycle for a couple of weeks gave me the chance to put one of my theories to the test.

Attaching a dedicated tracking device to an item is merely an interim solution. The long-term approach is for companies to embed Find My tech directly into their own products …

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Find My Stories May 1, 2021

With the launch of AirTag on Friday, Apple still hasn’t updated the Find My webpage to show this new smart tracker or the new Items tab, available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Find My Stories April 10, 2021

Apple announced on Wednesday the first third-party accessories to receive support for the Find My feature. Aside from locating your own Apple devices, it’s now possible to locate some other accessories as well, here’s how.

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Find My Stories April 7, 2021

Apple today announced that its Find My network is now open to third-party accessories. In addition to earbuds from Belkin and an item tracker from Chipolo, two electric bikes from VanMoof are also adding Find My integration: the S3 and X3. Here are the details on how it works.

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Now that Apple’s Find My program has officially launched with a range of third-party accessories, we’re left wondering what Apple’s own plans are for first-party products. AirTags have been rumored for years now, but Apple has just announced a licensed Chipolo tracker. Another accessory introduced today is a pair of black wireless earbuds from Belkin with built-in Find My tech. These obviously compete with AirPods. So what does the future hold for AirPods and AirTags?

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Apple officially opened up its Find My app to third-party products today with the first ones including two e-bikes from Van Moof, SoundForm earbuds from Belkin, and an item tracker from Chipolo. And now we’ve got the launch details on the new Chipolo ONE Spot that will come with a 12-month replaceable battery, 120dB ring, and more.

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