How to Share AirTag with Family Members

If you’re thinking about getting an Apple AirTag—then you might be wondering how to share AirTag with family members. We’ve got your back: the guide below covers everything you need to know to get set up.


Benefits of AirTag Sharing

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There are several great reasons to share AirTags with your family members. Doing so is a great way to help your kids, partner, or parents find stuff that’s been misplaced—particularly handy if you’re in a rush to get out the door. Plus it means that if you are without your device you can still locate your items.

Sharing AirTags with a group of friends or family members you’re traveling with is also useful in case someone loses something, and it means you can share your AirTag with a friend who wants to borrow it for a short time.

The Problems with AirTag Sharing

There are a few things to be aware of if you’re thinking about sharing your AirTag. Firstly, bear in mind that this feature is only available on the iOS 17 (and above) operating system. It’s also important to never blindly accept if someone adds you to an AirTag—after all, there is always the possibility that the device can be used to track people as part of stalking behavior.

Be aware, too, that if you accept someone’s shared AirTag you won’t be alerted if an unknown AirTag is traveling with you.

Related: Why Apple AirTags Are Not Ideal for Kids’ Tracking: Exploring Safer Alternatives.

How to Share AirTag with Family Members?

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How to Share an AirTag with Another Person on an iPhone or iPad

Follow these simple steps to share your AirTag with a family member or friend on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Find my app on your device and tap Items.
  2. Tap the name of the AirTag you want to share and then tap Add person (below Share This AirTag).
  3. Enter the Apple ID of the person you wish to add. Tap the + button to add more people.
  4. Next, tap the name of the person you want to share with, and then their Apple ID. Repeat for each person you want to add.
  5. Once you’re done, tap Share, in the top-right corner.

You’ll find a list of everyone you’ve invited on the item’s main screen along with the status of their invitations. Once an invitation is accepted the shared AirTag will appear in the Find my section below Items. If an invitation is declined, this person’s name will be removed from the list.

How to Share AirTags in iOS 17

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  1. Open the Find my app on your device.
  2. Navigate to the Items tab and select the AirTag you want to share.
  3. Tap the Add person button.
  4. Hit Continue.
  5. Type in the contact’s name and then hit the Send button. Now you and this contact can view the AirTag’s location.

How to Stop Sharing an AirTag

  1. Open the Find my app on your iDevice.
  2. Tap on the name of the item you’re sharing and then tap the name of the person you’re sharing it with.
  3. Tap Stop Sharing, and then tap Stop Sharing again.

And you’re done. The person you were previously sharing with will no longer see the AirTag’s location but may still receive tracking notifications when the AirTag is moving with them.

How to Know Your Child’s Location with the Findmykids App

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Findmykids app

AirTags can be a great way to keep track of your stuff, but if you’re looking for a tracker to keep a handle on where your kids are when they’re out of the house, another solution could be the answer.

A parental tracking app Findmykids allows you to locate where your kid is when they’re not at home, and see their historic routes—to make sure they didn’t take a detour to the sweet shop on the way to school for example! You can also use the app to set up safe zones, such as their school or a family member’s house, for extra peace of mind.

This type of app is a great way to allow your kids some freedom—while keeping their safety as the priority. Perhaps your child will be starting school for the first time this coming September, you’re planning on a weekend away in May or June, or simply want to be sure that your child gets to school safely. The Findmykids app can provide the information you need and help put your mind at rest.

Final Thoughts: Sharing AirTags to Better Secure Your Stuff

Sharing an AirTag with family members and friends is a great way to better keep your stuff safe—and locate items should anything become misplaced. If you’re thinking of using a tracker to monitor your child’s movements, however, you may want to consider an app specifically designed for the task. Check out the other great features of the Findmykids app to see how this tool can help keep your kids safe and promote better peace of mind.


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Can two people be connected to an AirTag?

Yes, more than one person can now share an AirTag. Up to five people may share a single AirTag device.

How do I add AirTags to multiple devices?

To add an AirTag to multiple devices, simply sign into the Find my app with the same Apple ID on all of the relevant devices and select Add a device to start the process of pairing with your AirTag.

Can you share ownership of an AirTag?

While ownership of the AirTag stays with the original owner, more than one person can now share the device’s capabilities either temporarily or for a longer period.

How do I add a previously used AirTag?

To add a previously used AirTag place this device near to your iPhone or iPad. Tap the Connect button and choose the AirTag from the list. Tap Continue, and then register the AirTag to the Apple ID. Hit Finish. The AirTag is now paired with your iPhone or iPad and will appear in the Find my app.

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