What to do with an AirTag that's lost, borrowed, or tracking you
The Find My network doesn’t exist in a vacuum, unlike other Apple products. You don’t need to own an AirTag or even an iPhone to be able to interact with other AirTags in the wild.
What to do if you find a lost AirTag
- Tap and hold the top of your iPhone or Android smartphone to the white plastic side of the AirTag. Your phone must have NFC.
- Tap the notification that appears. This directs you to a website with details about the AirTag, including a serial number.
- If the owner marked it as lost, you might see a message with contact information. You can contact them and arrange the return.
What to do if an AirTag is attached to a borrowed item
- Tap the ‘AirTag found moving with you’ notification.
- Tap Continue.
- Tap 'Play Sound' if you need help finding the AirTag.
- Tap 'Pause Safety Alerts' to turn off 'AirTag Detected' notifications for one day, in case you've borrowed an item with an AirTag on it. If you're borrowing an item with an AirTag from a member of your Family Sharing group, you can turn off Safety Alerts for a day or indefinitely.
What to do if an unknown AirTag is attached to your item
- Tap the 'AirTag found moving with you' message.
- Tap Continue.
- Tap 'Play Sound' if you need help finding the AirTag. If you can't hear a sound, don’t worry. The AirTag might not be with you anymore. If the AirTag is within range of the owner, you won't be able to play a sound.
- Tap 'Disable AirTag' and follow the on-screen instructions.