How to Connect an AirTag to a Different Phone


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How to connect an AirTag to a different Phone

So, you’re wondering how to connect AirTags to another phone, and I must say, it’s quite possible. But first, the owner of the AirTag will need to do the job.

Considering our subject here, it could mean linking an Apple AirTag to two devices or more.

Right here, I’ll explain how you can connect an Apple AirTag to a different phone or multiple Apple devices.

Let’s move forward.

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How to connect an AirTag to a different phone

To connect an Apple AirTag to another phone, you’ll need to perform the following steps:

  1. Connect the other phone to the AirTag using your Apple ID and password.
  2. Add the AirTag to your Apple devices on the other phone.
  3. Remove and pair the Airtag to other iPhone.

Let me explain these steps one by one.

Connect the other phone with the AirTag apple ID and password

One way to connect an AirTag to another phone is by using the AirTag Apple ID.

Now, here’s the thing: if you have multiple devices linked to an Apple ID, once you connect your AirTag to any phone or device, it will automatically connect to other devices as well.

The Apple AirTag works with your Apple ID, so all devices connected to that Apple ID can access the AirTag.

In simpler terms, connecting your AirTag to one device makes it accessible to all devices linked with your Apple ID.

Add the other phone to your apple AirTag

This option will be available through the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates.

To enable this feature, I signed up for the iOS 17 beta version and was able to connect other devices to my AirTag. However, the other devices also need to be on iOS 17.

In the next two to three months, we will receive the official iOS 17 version, which will allow you to connect multiple devices to your AirTag.

But let me show you how the iOS 17 beta version works.

So, all you need to do is open Find My on your iPhone and tap on “Items.”

There, you’ll see your AirTag. Please tap on your Apple AirTag. Now, scroll down a bit, and you’ll see the “Share This AirTag” option.

If you tap on “Add Person,” on the next screen, tap on the “Continue” button and select the contact you want to associate with your AirTag. If the contact is highlighted in blue, it indicates eligibility.

This means you can share your AirTag with a contact.

So, proceed and select the contact, then tap on “Share” at the top right corner.

This will notify the other person that you want to share your AirTag location with them, and it’s up to them to accept or decline the request.

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Once the person accepts the request, they can see your AirTag’s location from any place. Remember, you can also remove contacts from your AirTag location sharing.

Up to now, I don’t know how many devices you can add to your AirTag until Apple releases the final and official iOS and iPadOS 17 updates.

When discussing how to connect an AirTag to a different phone, you just need to use the “Add Person” option in your iPad to add multiple devices.

Remove and Pair the AirTag to other phone

The third option is to remove your phone from the AirTag. Once you remove your phone from the AirTag, you can connect it to another phone.

Removing the AirTag from your phone is not difficult. Just open Find My >> tap on “Items” >> select your AirTag >> scroll down until you see the “Remove Item” option.

As shown below:

Once you remove your AirTag from your phone, you can connect the AirTag to another phone. So, this is another way to connect an AirTag to a different phone.

Please note:

Once an AirTag is linked or associated with a phone or Apple ID, only the owner of the AirTag can unpair or remove it from the phone and Apple ID.

Therefore, if you come across a misplaced Apple AirTag, simply assist the owner in reclaiming the lost AirTag if it appears on the floor or anywhere randomly.

How to switch airtag to new phone

To switch your AirTag to a new phone, you simply need to remove the AirTag from your old phone and connect it to the new one.

But here’s the question:

Is it necessary to switch your Apple AirTag from your old phone to your new phone?

For me, it’s not necessary as long as you are the owner of the Apple AirTag. As long as the old phone and AirTag belong to you, there seems to be no reason to switch your AirTag to a new phone.

Why am I saying this?

I’m saying this because if you’re using the same Apple ID for both your old and new phones, the AirTag will show up on both devices. This includes iPads, MacBooks, and your Apple Watch.

As long as you have an Apple ID connected to these devices, once you pair your AirTag with your phone, it will also appear on your iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch.

Again, if you purchase a new iPhone, there’s no need to switch your AirTag to the new phone because you just need to use your Apple ID from your old phone on the new one.

You’ll definitely see your AirTag on your new phone.

Please note that the Apple AirTag works not only with the phone but also with your Apple ID.

Now, in a situation where the AirTag isn’t yours, the previous owner would need to disconnect or remove their Apple ID from the AirTag.

Removing its Apple ID essentially means removing its phone from the AirTag. Once you remove your iPhone from the Apple AirTag, you’ve also removed your Apple ID from the AirTag.

Now, let me show you how you can remove, reset, and switch an Apple AirTag to a new phone.

Please note that this is a direct translation of your request into English. If you need more detailed instructions or explanations, please let me know.

How to remove apple airtag from iPhone

Here’s the method to remove an Apple AirTag from your iPhone:

  1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to “Items” and tap on the AirTag.
  3. Scroll down and you’ll see the “Remove Item” option, tap the button to remove the AirTag from your phone.
  4. Your AirTag will be disconnected from your phone.

Connecting the AirTag to the new phone

To pair an AirTag with your new iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Bring the AirTag near your phone and ensure AirTag connectivity is enabled. Choose a name for your AirTag or enter a custom name if desired.
  2. Complete the process, and the Apple AirTag will be connected to your new phone. This is how you switch an AirTag to a new phone.

In rare cases, if the AirTag doesn’t connect, you might need to reset it and manually pair it with your new phone.

To reset an Apple AirTag:

  1. Press down on the polished stainless steel battery cover of your AirTag.
  2. Rotate the AirTag counterclockwise until the cover stops rotating.
  3. Remove both the battery cover and battery.
  4. Replace the battery or insert the battery back into the AirTag.
  5. Press the battery until you hear a beep. The beep indicates that the AirTag battery is connected.
  6. When the beep stops, repeat this process about four times, so you hear five beeps in total. The fifth beep will be different from the previous four, indicating the AirTag is ready to create a pairing.

Now you can proceed to pair the AirTag with your new phone.

Can you Connect a used AirTag to a new phone?

Yes, you can connect the previously used AirTag to a new phone, but you need to first remove the AirTag from the previous phone.

So, if you see the AirTag and want to use it, you’ll have to remove it from the previous device; otherwise, it won’t connect or pair with your new phone.

Why is my AirTag not connecting to my new iPhone?

First, you need to remove the AirTag from the previous phone, then attempt to reset the AirTag, and finally connect it to your new phone.

Sometimes, after removing the AirTag from the previous phone, it may not connect to the new phone. However, resetting the AirTag can greatly help in refreshing its connection.

Scroll up and you’ll see how to reset the AirTag.

Remember to try manually connecting the AirTag. Just open Find My on your iPhone, tap on Items, and you’ll have a button that says Add Item. Proceed and tap the button.

Select “Add AirTag” by tapping the button, wait for it to locate the AirTag, and from there, you can connect the AirTag to your new phone.

Once you reset the Apple AirTag, it should connect to your new phone. So, that wraps up how to switch an AirTag to a new phone.

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