How Accurate Is Apple AirTag? – Precision Finding is a game changer

Here’s the most exciting thing about the Apple AirTag Bluetooth tracker. The $29 item tracker is insanely accurate if you have an iPhone 11 or newer with the U1 chip inside.

The Apple AirTag uses Ultra-Wideband technology a.k.a UWB to provide precise location tracking for your belongings. If you have a device that supports UWB, you can pinpoint your AirTag within a couple of feet.

Most likely, it will give you turn-by-turn directions to the AirTag on-screen. With VoiceOver, a built-in accessibility feature, Siri will read directions aloud to help you find it. Without UWB, you can still get close enough to see where the tracked item would be.

In conclusion: Apple Airtags get a very precise and accurate location accuracy when you are near it. Outside — once you’re within 20 to 30 feet, the location accuracy is even better. The U1 chip uses Ultra-Wideband technology to locate the AirTag within a few inches accurately.

How to locate an AirTag with Precision Finding on iPhone

Once you have your AirTag item tracker and the best iPhone in hand, this is how to locate an AirTag with Precision Finding on your iPhone.

  • Launch the Find My app
  • Tap the Items tab if you are not already there
  • Select an AirTag that you want to locate
  • Tap the Find button (it has a green arrow pointing up)
  • Follow the on-screen directions to find your AirTag

If you are not within the 15- to 30-foot range, you’ll see that the signal is weak (walls and other obstructions will interfere with the signal). You’ll have to move around until you’re closer to the general area of the AirTag before Precision Finding kicks in.

Joe Warne
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