Since AirTags were released in April last year, a number of women have complained that they have been followed by unknown people using the devices. That’s why Apple is about to introduce a number of changes which are supposed to reduce cases of tracking people.

A while ago, we presented you Apple’s Personal User Safety Guide and showed you what it does offer.

The AirTag devices are meant to work with Apple’s “Find My” network in order to help you find your lost items. However, they got misused as people got tracked with the AirTags, finding them in their cars or personal bags.

Apple did not remain indifferent to the situation. The company said that from now on every user who is setting up their AirTags for the first time will receive a message warning that tracking people using the devices is against the law.  In a blog post, Apple stated:

“AirTag was designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track people or another person’s property, and we condemn in the strongest possible terms any malicious use of our products.”

At that point users only receive alerts for “unwanted tracks” if there is an AirTag moving with them. The company stated that this will change and people will be alerted earlier if they got unwanted devices traveling with them.

Users of iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 will be capable of seeing the distance between them and the unknown AirTag.

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