Android Will get ‘Unknown Tracker Alerts’ to Detect AirTag Monitoring

Android has obtained an essential new characteristic, giving customers the flexibility to guard themselves from AirTag monitoring with “unknown tracker alerts.”

Google and Apple introduced in Could that they have been working collectively on an trade specification to allow telephones to detect when an unknown Bluetooth tracker is within the neighborhood. Google says its implementation of that specification will start rolling out to customers this month.

With unknown tracker alerts, you’re going to get notified in your suitable Android gadget if an unknown Bluetooth tracker is separated from its proprietor and is decided to be touring with you.

You may faucet the notification to be taught extra concerning the tracker and think about a map of the place the tracker was seen touring with you. You too can faucet “Play sound” and the tracker will make a noise that can assist you find it with out the proprietor of the tracker figuring out.

Unknown tracker alerts at the moment work with Apple AirTags. We’ll proceed to work with tag producers to increase this essential safety to different monitoring tags over time by way of our joint trade specification.

Android will give customers the flexibility to manually scan their environment, in addition to present recommendations on what an individual ought to do in the event that they discover an unknown tracker.

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As a part of Google’s announcement, the corporate says it’s delaying the rollout of its Discover My Machine community. Google desires to make sure the joint specification with Apple is full, and person security could be assured.

If solely Apple had proven such restraint when introducing the AirTags…