How to return a stolen AirTag and not get punched in the face. All you need to know

Apple not only releases gadgets for all occasions, but not everyone knows how to use them correctly in non-standard situations. In particular, AirTag problems, characteristics and other useful properties have long been known to users, but not everyone clearly knows what to do if a label hidden in an item appears on the map. Apple recommends that you immediately contact the police and follow the instructions – it really works! But you definitely shouldn鈥檛 show initiative, otherwise you can be left with a broken nose. Using the example of three stories, let’s see what exactly should not be done if lost AirTag and what to do in this situation.

What to do if your AirTag is found

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What not to do with AirTag

Quite often, AirTag is used to find a lost vehicle. Less often – cars, more often – electric scooters and scooters. The stories end in different ways: someone manages to find the loss, someone else has to get punched in the face for it. However, most of the stories say that AirTag is a great replacement for car alarms, which may not always work.

New Yorker Steven Herbert thoughtfully installed AirTag in the scooter Honda Metropolitan to track it down if it goes missing. He did everything right: three days later his vehicle was stolen, but with the help of the Locator in the iPhone, he managed to find the location of the scooter, fortunately find AirTag possible in any part of the world. So, he tracked the location and turned to the police to return the loss, but for some reason he took the initiative in his own hands and went to Bushwick, one of the districts of Brooklyn, in the hope that he would be able to resist the thieves himself.

The nose is broken. The scooter was not returned.

When he reached his destination, he met a young man who left at some point, but later returned with an accomplice. They often say: “You come alone and we will come alone”. Stephen, apparently, misunderstood the phrase, as a result of which he grabbed it so that he did not remember how many people beat him and how his nose was broken – now the young man will need an operation to restore his original appearance. Oh yeah, the scooter was never returned to him. The 鈥渉ero鈥 himself admits that it was not worth getting into this, and he does not feel the same security in his area.

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How to use AirTag correctly

After all, there are good use cases for AirTag: an Ontario resident lost a Range Rover stuffed with state-of-the-art security systems. In addition, the thieves threw everything out of the car, including the wallet and phone, to cover their tracks, so the police were unable to track down the kidnappers and return the car to the owner.

The AirTag in the car is a top. Better yet, three

True, he did not become discouraged: he bought a new car and stuffed it with three AirTags at once, installing them in different parts of the car. In general, life got better, however, this car was also stolen from him, but he managed to find it thanks to Apple’s tags: he discovered that the Range Rover was in the metal processing industrial zone and immediately contacted the police. Most importantly, the vigilant citizen did not interfere with the investigation, and the police managed to find not only his car, but also about 9 more stolen cars that were wanted. By the way, none of the three AirTags were found!

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Do you understand what’s the matter? It is important to contact the police as soon as possible and not interfere with the police. But what if your application is not being taken seriously? There is also such a precedent: Dan Guido from the USA established AirTag in electric scooterwhich, of course, was stolen. Even the protection in the form of a lock did not help. Dan found the AirTag in Locator the next day, but there was no time to figure it out – he had to fly away. He was even upset that the electric scooter could not be returned now due to the fact that the tag would sooner or later notify the thief that the AirTag was nearby.

All week he watched AirTag in Latitude appwho did not move, and after returning he turned to the police, where his story about AirTag was not taken seriously at first, but later the police nevertheless went to the address along with the victim.

Even the electric scooter has a niche where you can hide the AirTag

It turned out that the stolen scooter was in a used scooter store, and even with a cut wire, which supposedly was a brake: most likely, in this way the seller wanted to get rid of AirTag sounds. It was possible to prove the right to own an electric scooter using an application on the iPhone, and the police found out that they were buying everything in this store in general, without asking for any documents for the device or contact information of customers.

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Three amazing stories about the benefits of AirTag are as follows.

  • AirTag is a really useful thing. And it is better when several geotags are used at once. So more reliable.
  • In no case do not try to return the stolen device yourself: contact the police and wait for news.
  • If possible, use third-party apps for lost devices so you can prove they belong.

Has AirTag helped you return an item? How did you act? Share your experience in the comments!