If the message 'AirTag Found Moving With You' pops up on your iPhone, it might mean that you have a reason to be concerned.
Apple's AirTags are essentially tracking devices, designed to help you keep tabs on your valuables by locating their whereabouts through Bluetooth - or when out of Bluetooth range, via the tech company's Find My network.
However, the devices also have built-in safety features that can stop them being used for 'unwanted tracking', in Apple's own words.
Basically if there is an AirTag that doesn't belong to you or is close to you for a certain amount of time, your Apple device will alert you with the 'AirTag Found Moving With You' notification.
This could mean one of three things:
- You've borrowed an item with an AirTag attached to it.
- You are near to a lost AirTag.
- Someone has placed an AirTag in your belongings so that they can keep track of your whereabouts.
Potentially scary stuff, eh?
According to MacRumours, there is a seven-step process you can do to stop potential stalkers following you home:
- When the 'AirTag Found Moving With You' message pops up, tap on the message.
- Tap 'Continue'.
- If you don't know where the AirTag is located, tap on 'Play Sound' to locate it.
- If the AirTag is attached to an item that you've borrowed from someone, tap on the option to disable 'AirTag Detected' notifications for one day. If the item is from a friend or a member of your Family Sharing group, you can disable 'Item Safety Alerts' entirely.
- You can tap on 'Learn About This AirTag' to check its serial number to see if it's been marked as lost, and if so, find instructions for getting in contact with the owner.
- If the AirTag is not in Lost Mode and you don't know where it came from, you should tap on 'Disable AirTag' and follow the steps to prevent it from continuing to track your location.
- These steps will then walk you through removing the AirTag's battery to disable it.
Apple recommends that if you feel unsafe, you should contact your local law enforcement for help, as local law enforcement can work with Apple.
In other news, Apple has revealed the maximum temperature that iPhones reach before overheating and essentially damaging battery life.
According to Apple, a range of 0C and 35C is best for iPhones, meaning the display of the device may dim or turn off in order to regulate itself, if it goes outside of those parameters.
Apple explains on its website: "Use iOS devices where the ambient temperature is between 0C and 35C (32F to 95F).
"Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behaviour to regulate its temperature."
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