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If you use an Apple AirTag in combination with an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12, you can use the U1 chip installed there to start the "exact search" function. This uses the ultra-broadband radio, the camera and various other techniques to locate AirTags to the centimeter. A kind of “developer mode” can be activated, which provides various technical information and makes adjustments possible. I have summarized information for you in this post.
To activate the developer overlay, you first have to open the "Where is?" App. There you activate the exact search for one of your AirTags. If you now tap on its name four times, a display should appear above the search animation, which provides you with various technical details, program parameters and settings. I became aware of this through one Entry at MacRumors. There one refers, among other things, to an entry on Reddit as well on this YouTube video. The one-minute video shows the overlay with its setting options, controls and the graphic implementation.
Here in the blog you will find further advice, instructions and help articles for the U1 trackers from Apple. So if you want to read about them, just click on the links below:
You can also find one and the other article on the other devices and services that Apple presented on April 20, 2021 here in the blog. A summary of the Apple Special Event, in which the entire keynote is summarized, you can find here.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.