iOS 15.2 Beta Allows You to Scan for Evil AirTags That May Be Hovering Nearby..

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Photo: Caitlin McGarry / Gizmodo – Find My gives consumers with advice on how to disable unknown AirTags if it discovers them in their phone’s Find My app. My AirTag sense is tingling right now. You can laugh, but that could actually happen in the future, and we’d all be better off as a result.

Apple’s Spidey sense has been found in the iOS 15.2 beta, according to MacRumors. For the first time ever, the Find My app includes a new scanning capability that lets you discover AirTags and other goods linked to Apple’s powerful network that may be monitoring you in real-time.

The new function appears to be quite user-friendly at first sight. To begin, launch the Find My app and choose the “Items” button from the bottom menu, as seen in the photos supplied by MacRumors. A list of your AirTags and other Find My-enabled devices will be shown. You can choose “Items That Can Track Me” at the bottom of the list.

When you choose this option, “Unknown Items” appears, which checks for any Find My-connected device that belongs to someone else in the vicinity. According to MacRumors, if Apple discovers any unwanted Find My devices that are engaged in monitoring and stalking, it provides the user with instructions on how to deactivate the device and stop it from tracking any longer.

When Apple first introduced the AirTags in April, we warned that one of the most concerning aspects of the device was the potential for misuse. Using AirTags, abusers may keep tabs on their victims with pinpoint accuracy because to the Find My network, which connects to hundreds of millions of Apple devices globally.

iPhone customers who have AirTags on or near their things will be alerted on their phones by the firm at the time of their launch. The AirTag would emit a chime if it was left unattended for longer than three days. There were a few people who didn’t know they had an AirTag since they didn’t have the most recent version of iOS installed.

Android users, on the other hand, received no alerts at all. Three days later, they heard a chime, and they were freed from the terrible AirTag. As a result, if you were being monitored by an AirTag throughout the day but the gadget returned to its owner later in the evening, no one would ever be able to tell. Creepy.

As part of an effort to resolve concerns about AirTags tracking, Apple released an update in June. AirTags will make a sound after being away from their owners for between eight and 24 hours, according to the new policy. Android users will soon be able to receive notifications about unauthorized tracking devices in the same way that iPhone users do. This software is currently under development by the firm. Later this year, Android will get its own app.

However, there are certain flaws in the new “Unknown Items” option. Consumers must scan for unrecognized devices, despite the fact that Apple is largely responsible for alerting users when they are being followed without their knowledge. It would, however, be a positive step forward.

Please let’s keep our fingers crossed that this security feature will be included in the next release of iOS and, of course, that Android users will have access to it as well.