How do AirTags work? AirTag, Tile, and Galaxy SmartTag Tracking, Explained

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Kunal Kashyap

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Apple's AirTags and other similar smart tags don't require GPS to function as effective asset trackers.

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Both Apple's Air Tags and Samsung's Galaxy Tags connect to your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

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Most modern tags emit Bluetooth signals that can be detected by any nearby smartphone, not just your own.

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Apple's equivalent is the Find My network, while Samsung's is called Galaxy Find.

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Furthermore, some tags now include Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, which allows for precise location tracking down to a few inches.

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To use the corresponding app to locate a tag, you must be within Bluetooth or Wi-Fi range of the tag.

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The UWB technology on your phone can also be used to direct the tag to a specific location.

Apple's AirTag and Samsung's SmartTag Plus are the only tags that can use this technology.

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