- Apple is taking several measures to prevent stalking with the AirTags.
- So far, the trackers only gave a warning tone three days after the separation with the owner. This period has now been shortened to 8 to 24 hours.
- An Android app is to appear this year, which will notify users with Android when an AirTag is in the immediate vicinity.
The small AirTags of the US company Apple are extremely popular with users, the Bluetooth trackers can be used in a wide variety of ways. Since critics accuse the company that the AirTags can also be used to track people, Apple has now announced a series of measures.
Among other things, a new update should change the configuration of the trackers. Previously, the AirTags only emitted a warning tone after a period of three days after they were disconnected from the owner. Now the period has been shortened to eight to 24 hours. The time of the first warning beep is random, reports the US magazine CNET.
Furthermore, an Android app is to come this year, which informs users with the Android operating system when an AirTag is in the immediate vicinity.