epub | 22.56 MB | English | Isbn: B09H569R4B | Author: Glenn Fleishman | Year: 2021
Track your stuff, find your friends, and safely share your location
Version 1.0.1, updated September 20, 2021
Take Control of Find My and AirTags takes you inside Apple’s Find My ecosystem. Once a way to track the whereabouts of your iPhone by having it ping the internet at regular intervals, now Find My encompasses sharing and following people (with permission), much of Apple’s hardware and some Beats audio gear, and new trackers from Apple and third parties (including the AirTag). This book helps you understand how it all fits together, and how to keep yourself safe by preventing, identifying, and blocking unwanted tracking.
Since the introduction of Find My iPhone over a decade ago, Apple has made it possible to Find My Nearly Everything. The current ecosystem encompasses people, Apple devices, and low-power, long-life trackers. Take Control of Find My and AirTags takes you through the many parts of Find My so you can configure and refine how you and your stuff is tracked and shared.
The book looks at three different kinds of tracking:
Also get to know the dangers of Find My stalking and how to identify the risk, deter unwanted tracking from happening, block it if you find it-and report it to law enforcement or get other help.
The book also digs into how Family Sharing interacts with personal and device location sharing and finding, and how to help other people find their lost stuff if they don’t have one of their own Apple devices handy.
Covered operating systems are iOS and iPadOS versions 13 through 15, and macOS 10.15 Mojave through macOS 12 Monterey-and all the new options introduced in the latest releases of each.
Here’s more of what you can find in this book: