So, after buying my wife Airtags to replace her aging Tiles, I started using a couple myself. Thankfully, I never needed them to find anything – not just because I hadn’t lost anything, but because, when I finally tried to use Airtag features, I discovered their true value. For me, that proved to be … nothing.
Perhaps someone here has experienced same, and found a solution.
Bad experience No. 1: I put an Airtag in one of my camera bags – the one we take on vacations, which seemed the most likely to be lost. Two weeks ago, I got a notice that the battery was dying. After struggling to open it, I replaced the battery. Brand new one. In a sealed packaged. Aaaand, it’s still telling me the battery is dying.
Bad experience No. 2: I had an Airtag keyfob on my keyring. Seemed smart. Still have the keys – but the Airtag fell off. Well, should be easy to find, right? Wrong! Find My insists the Airtag is at my office. Tells me here and there that I’m in range (which, apparently, is about 4 feet, which I also find less than satisfying). Tells me it’s playing a sound (neither I nor others hear it). Tells me I’m right on top of it. Nope – no Airtag. So, in my eyes, it can’t even find itself!
Seems to me there’s something wrong when I can use an Airtag to stalk someone, but can’t use one to find something right under my nose.