Apple Releases AirTag Detector App on Google Play Store To Boost Privacy

Apple has launched an Android app named Tracker Detect which can help users scan nearby AirTags or other similar item trackers that might be traveling with them without their knowledge, to boost privacy.

The app which was released on Monday on Google Play Store is said to be useful to scan AirTags or compatible devices if a user believed someone is using it to track their location. Airbags are small devices that can be attached to items such as keys and wallets to locate them when they are lost.

It was further gathered that if such a tracker has been moving with the user for more than 10 minutes, the app will help locate it by playing a sound and providing guidance to disable it.

In a statement made by an Apple spokesperson, he said; “We are raising the bar on privacy for our users and the industry, and hope others will follow.”

Apple launches Tracker Detect app for Androids

Apple doesn’t require users have an Apple account to use the detecting app. If the airbag is in “lost mode,” anyone with an NFC-capable device can tap it and receive instructions for how to return it to its owner.

Apple also noted that all communication is encrypted so that no one, including Apple, knows the location or identity of people or their devices.

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