Google Rolls Out Unknown Tracker Alerts on Android

After announcing the new feature for unsupported Android devices not too long ago, Google has begun rolling out the unknown AirTag tracker alerts. After activating this function, you’ll begin receiving notifications whenever an invisible AirTag is detected on you.

If you’re wondering how it works, it notifies people who have Android devices that you’re carrying a mysterious Bluetooth tracker that seems to have lost its owner. By tapping the alert, you can learn more about the tracker and see a map showing the locations where it has accompanied you. The new function also allows you to play sounds on the tracker to aid in its location without alerting the owner.

Tracker Detection Warning | Google

Even more helpful, Google has given you a few choices to help you make the right decisions and avoid danger. You can talk to a reliable person or call the police if you need to. You can learn how to disable the tracker or simply take a screenshot of the owner’s information to keep for your records. Taking this action is commendable because it will keep people safe and secure.

Accessible to All

When the update is fully implemented, all Android devices will perform regular scans to detect and remove any potential tracking devices. Scan now is an option under Settings > Safety & Emergency > Unknown tracker alerts if you’d rather not. The list will be available to you in a short amount of time. According to Google, the update will be rolled out via a Google Play services update that is currently being sent out and will be available to all devices in the coming weeks.

All currently-supported Android devices will be able to use this feature, but they will only be able to recognize Apple AirTags. To ensure that the joint industry specification is met, Google has announced that it is collaborating with other smart tag manufacturers like Samsung, Tile, Chipolo, eufy Security, and more. As soon as we have more details about the expansion of support for other tracking devices, we will share them with you.

Source: Google Blog


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