O Great American Eclipse website says that between 931,000 and 3.725 million people are expected to travel to see the eclipse on Monday, and if you're one of those people, you might be tempted to buy a AirTag to keep track of your belongings. But if a friend or family member has an extra AirTag they're not using, you can borrow it and save money. When Apple launched iOS 17 In September, one of the useful new features introduced is the ability to share AirTags with up to five people.

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Apple launched AirTags in 2021 as a way to keep track of valuable items like your keys when your couch eats them. However, AirTags could only be attached to one user at a time. Until now, you couldn't lend someone an AirTag, and if you traveled with someone who had an AirTag, you would be notified that you were traveling with an AirTag. Unidentified AirTag. But that changed with iOS 17.

Here's how to share AirTags with others.

How to share AirTags

1. Open the Find my application.
two. Touch Items at the bottom of the screen.
3. Tap the AirTag you want to share with others.
4. Touch Add person under Share this AirTag.

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Your iPhone will show a warning that after you share an AirTag, the people you shared it with will be able to locate it and will not receive unidentified tracking notifications. Touch Continue to choose who will share your AirTag.

After sharing the AirTag, the other person will receive a notification to add it. All they have to do is tap the notification To add button, which adds the tag to the Find My app.

If you're going through this process and get a notification about a shared AirTag that you don't recognize, tap Do not add.

How to stop sharing AirTags

Once a family member or friend returns your AirTag, you can stop sharing it with them. See how.

1. Open the Find my application.
two. Touch Items at the bottom of the screen.
3. Tap the AirTag you want to stop sharing.
4. Tap the name of the person you want to stop sharing with.
5. Touch To remove.

Your iPhone will show another warning that the person will be unable to locate your item and will receive unidentified tracking notifications. Touch Stop sharing and you are ready.

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