If you suspect that an Apple AirTag is hidden in your car, you can use your iPhone to help locate it. Here’s how you can find an AirTag hidden in your car:

1. Use the “Find My” App:

  1. Open the “Find My” App:
    • Launch the “Find My” app on your iPhone. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the App Store.
  2. Tap on “Items” Tab:
    • In the “Find My” app, tap on the “Items” tab at the bottom of the screen. This is where you’ll find all your Apple AirTags and other items associated with your Apple ID.
  3. Locate Your AirTag:
    • Look for the AirTag associated with your car. If the AirTag is hidden in your car, it should appear on the map in the “Find My” app.
  4. Play Sound:
    • If the AirTag is nearby, you can play a sound to help locate it. Tap on the AirTag in the app, then tap on “Play Sound.” Follow the sound to locate the AirTag.
  5. Use Precision Finding:
    • If you’re close to the AirTag, you can use Precision Finding if you have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12. This feature provides more accurate directions to the AirTag using AR technology.
  6. Remove the AirTag:
    • Once you’ve located the AirTag in your car, you can remove it. If it’s not your AirTag or if you suspect it was placed there without your consent, you may want to contact authorities.

2. Check Unusual Locations:

  • AirTags can be hidden in various locations within a car, such as under seats, in glove compartments, or attached to objects inside the car. Be thorough in your search.

3. Use Bluetooth Signal Strength:

  • Walk around your car with your iPhone, and pay attention to the Bluetooth signal strength displayed in the “Find My” app. As you get closer to the AirTag, the signal strength should increase.

4. Remove and Disable the AirTag:

  • If you find the AirTag and it doesn’t belong to you or if you suspect it’s being used for malicious purposes, remove and disable it. You can remove the AirTag by following the instructions provided by Apple.

Note:

  • Privacy and Security:
    • If you find an AirTag hidden in your car that doesn’t belong to you, it’s essential to consider your privacy and security. Contact authorities if you believe the AirTag was placed there without your consent.

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