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AirTag question...

I can't use an Apple AirTag with my android phone, but can they be used with an Apple Ipad Mini 6 to track baggage?
With WiFi , of course.
All the tags that are similar but for Android have terrible reviews.

Posted by
7024 posts

Sure, Apple AirTags work with any Apple device - you just pull up the Find My... app on the iPad and it will be listed in the Items section.

Posted by
6788 posts

Yes, an iPad can be used. The requirements vary based on what model iPad and what version of iOS it's running (basically, it can't be a very old iPad or an old one running a very old version of the OS).

From Apple:

AirTag - Technical Specifications - System Requirements and Compatibility:
Apple ID iPhone and iPod touch models with iOS 14.5 or later
iPad models with iPadOS 14.5 or later

It also requires that your Apple ID has been "upgraded" (cough, cough) to use two-factor authentication.

Of course, you will only be able to track it when you have a wifi signal.

Posted by
14269 posts

I have an iPad Mini 6 which is the newest Mini out there and yes, the AirTag shows up on the "Find My" list on there.

I just got a new iPhone last week and had some difficulty installing the AirTag but looked online and followed the direction on removing the battery 5 times, lol, and yes, worked beautifully. IF by some chance you can't get it installed on your iPad Mini, it's an easy fix.

Posted by
2252 posts

Yes, even with my "elderly" iPad mini 4, I found my dog last evening. He wears an AirTag attached to his collar as he, too, likes to travel!

Posted by
3246 posts

Perhaps I’ll give a Tile a chance, then.