Where Do I Put Apple AirTags? (13 Cool Ideas)

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Are you new to Apple AirTags? Are you wondering, where do I put Apple AirTags? If you are then I have you covered with some of the coolest AirTag ideas and tracking uses below. 

AirTags are commonly used to find items such as keys, wallets, and luggage, but you can also track things like power tools, bicycles, TV remotes, and much more. 

In this article, I offer up 13 cool uses and ideas on where to put this exciting Apple tracking technology.

are AirTags magnetic
An AirTag, the Bluetooth tracking tech that can leverage hundreds of millions of Apple devices in the Find My network.

13 Of The Best AirTag Uses You Need To Try

So, where do you put Apple AirTags? Below I round up 13 cool AirTag ideas and suggestions around what you can attach AirTags to and track their location right from your Apple device.

1. Put An AirTag On Keys, Wallets, Purses And Bags

Tracking lost keys with an AirTag, using an AirTag to find a misplaced wallet, and using an AirTag to track a kid’s lost backpack are all obvious cool AirTag ideas but valuable nonetheless.

image of an AirTag, keys, brown leather wallet, red backpack, keys and a green handbag
Track your purse, keys, wallet or backpack easily with an AirTag.

We’ve all been in a rush for an appointment only to find you’ve misplaced your car keys. That stops now! Apple offers many accessories for the AirTag, making it easy to attach one to the items above. Moms, and dads, this is a must for any teenager who is prone to losing things..

2. Put An AirTag In Your Luggage

Using an AirTag to prevent lost luggage is a fantastic idea. We’ve all experienced lost luggage at some point, and using an AirTag to track luggage worldwide is a game-changer in the world of lost luggage.

image of an Apple AirTag and luggage
AirTags are a game-changer for any Apple traveler.

How good would it feel to know that all your suitcases are loaded onto that long-awaited vacation flight before you take off? Well, with an AirTag, it’s possible.

I recommend, rather than attaching the AirTag to the luggage outside, it is far more useful to place the AirTag inside your checked luggage. The AirTag will be less visible but can still be found by a baggage agent who could easily retrieve your contact details by tapping the AirTag with an iPhone or NFC capable smartphone – how cool.

3. Put An AirTag On Your Tech Devices

I would be remiss if I didn’t include tracking tech devices in one way or another. However, tracking tech devices can be another cool use for parents. I’m sure you’ll appreciate this idea if you’ve ever had the misfortune of losing your child’s tablet or a gaming device!

image of an Apple AirTag and a Nintendo Switch, headphones, laptop and Xbox controller
Track non-Apple tech devices with an AirTag.

One thing to note is that certain brands already offer a tracking option for their devices. However, products like a kid’s Chromebook or headphones are ideal tech products to attach an AirTag to.

4. Put An AirTag On Your Power Tools

Here’s an idea you won’t find in the big box stores. Whether you’re a do-it-yourself enthusiast or a professional on a job site, attaching an AirTag could prove helpful in finding some of those more expensive power tools that you perhaps mislaid or were accidentally taken off the job site. Alternatively, consider tossing or attaching an AirTag to a toolbox.

image of an Apple AirTag and a power drill, circular saw and a grinder
Track your expensive power tools with an AirTag.

5. Put An AirTag On Your Bicycles

If like me you’re an avid cyclist then here is another great use for this tracking tech from Apple. With some ingenuity, there are plenty of places where you can covertly hide an AirTag making finding a stolen bicycle with the Find My app extremely easy.

image of an Apple AirTag and bicycles
AirTag’s offer a low-cost, lightweight way to track your bicycle.

6. Put An AirTag On Your Trash Cans

Perhaps not an idea you’d immediately think of unless you happen to live in a neighborhood that charges for replacing trash cans, if this is you then listen up.

image of an Apple AirTag and a green trash can and a yellow trash can
Keep tabs on your trash can with an AirTag.

By attaching an AirTag device to your trash can it may help you recover the missing trash can if it was displaced by a strong storm, or even if it was taken by a jealous neighbor looking for a free upgrade.

7. Put An AirTag In Your Storage Bins And Boxes

This idea is one for all you hoarders out there. Even the most organized person can still struggle with finding things packed away in a storage bins and boxes.

image of an Apple AirTag and storage boxes
With an AirTag, you’ll never struggle to find your stuff in a storage box again.

Why not consider setting up an AirTag with a name that relates to the items within the storage bin or box, making it easy to pinpoint what Christmas box has the white LED lights you are searching for.

8. Put An AirTag On Your TV Remotes

It seems every night after putting the kids to bed, you settle down to catch up on the latest episode of your favorite TV show, and the remote has disappeared. Well no more, attach an AirTag and find it in seconds.

image of an Apple AirTag and someone holding a TV remote
Find the TV remote in seconds with Precision Finding and an AirTag.

9. Put An AirTag In Your Cars

An AirTag can offer up a cheap anti-theft device for your vehicle. Hiding one of these devices is a synch with many options available like the spare wheel, under a seat, in the glove box – you have so many options!

image of an Apple AirTag and cars in a car park
An AirTag works as a cheap anti-theft device for your car.

What if you were to lose your car in a busy car park? Let’s face it we all have. You’re out of range for the alarm to work – not a problem. Find your vehicle quickly and save yourself the embarrassment of walking up and down the car park rows.

10. Organize A Scavenger Hunt With A Difference Using AirTags

Well, we are a family technology website! One fun idea is to buy a few AirTags and set up a scavenger hunt with a twist for the kids or even some of the bigger kids in your life.

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Scavenger hunt with a twist using AirTags.

11. Put An AirTag Your Passports

Whether you’re a seasoned business traveler, or you just take the occasional family vacation, as far as travel nightmares go, losing your passport has to be one of the worst, but it doesn’t have to be. Never lose your passport or travel documents again by putting an AirTag on your passport.

image of an Apple AirTag and two United States of America passports
Never lose your passport again, find it quickly with an AirTag.

12. Put An AirTag On Your Baby Strollers

Have you seen the price of strollers and pushchairs lately? If you’re stroller or pushchair were ever to go missing outside a store or in a park (hopefully without your little loved one). With an AirTag attached, you can hunt down its location and avoid having to fork out on a new one, which would be annoying for any parent.

image of an Apple AirTag and three baby pushchairs
Keep tabs on your baby stroller or pushchair.

13. Put An AirTag On Your Holiday Inflatables

More and more homeowners are putting inflatables up for the holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Unfortunately, inflatable theft is on the rise too. Sure, you can protect them with CCTV cameras, but why not attach an AirTag to them? With an AirTag, it won’t take long to find the location of your missing 16ft inflatable Santa!

image of a santa and snowman holiday inflatable and an image of an Apple AirTag
Find your missing holiday inflatable.

Introducing The Apple AirTag

The Apple AirTag smart tracking device is designed to help you find and track down your misplaced or lost items with the Find My app. Available to purchase individually or in a pack of four, this tech opens up some unique and novel tracking opportunities.

AirTag by Apple. How to set up and locate an item.

The device has been designed around the popular coin-sized CR2032 battery making it relatively small and easy to maintain.

When looking at the AirTag you will find they are built to a rating of IP67 water and dust resistance and have a built-in speak that is capable of playing a sound when activated to help locate the tag.

An AirTag can be cheap personalized tech gift for that special someone in your life? Apple offers free personalization of the AirTag at the time of purchase through or when you buy the device at an approved Apple Store. Choices include initials or an emoji icon.

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Get creative, Apple AirTag personalization, choices include initials or an emoji icon.

How Does An AirTag Work?

Each AirTag uses Ultra Wideband and Bluetooth to determine its distance and direction from your Apple device. If an AirTag is no longer within Bluetooth range of your device, it will leverage other Bluetooth Apple devices on the Find My network and use those devices to broadcast its location.

image of an Apple AirTag and the Find My app on an iPhone
Apple iPhone and AirTag offer an exciting way to track almost anything you can think of.

As you would expect, like with other Apple products, the set-up process is intuitive and user-friendly. During the set-up process, an AirTag can be given a friendly name like “Mom’s Car Keys”.

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An AirTag connects seamlessly during the registration process.

Once up and running the AirTag is now part of the Find My network and its location is viewable on the Find My app map where you will see its last know location.

Apple has approximately one billion devices on the Find My network. Should you lose the AirTag, switching the AirTag into Lost Mode will allow you to receive a notification once it appears on the Find My network map.

AirTag Accessories

So, now that you have some cool ideas on where to use AirTags, you might be wondering how to attach AirTags to stuff.

AirTags are not completly magnetic, nor are AirTags sticky out of the box. To achieve this, you will need to rely on an AirTag accessory. Fortunately, there is a wide range of AirTag accessories like the loop available from both Apple and third-party companies that you can use along with AirTags.

Frequently Asked Apple AirTag Questions

Hopefully, I have answered all your questions on where do I put Apple AirTags and I’ve given you some handy AirTag ideas and uses. Below you’ll find a few additional AirTag frequently asked questions.

Are Apple AirTags adhesive?​

Apple AirTags are not adhesive. As AirTags become more popular we expect there to be multiple product lines that will come out and offer this feature. So in the meantime it requires trial and error to find the best solution or accessory for sticking AirTags to items.

Can I track a pet with an Apple AirTag?

While you can, Apple recommend to not track a pet with an Apple AirTag.

Can I track my kid with an AirTag?

While you can, Apple recommends you should not track your kid with an AirTag.

How much do Apple AirTags cost?

Apple AirTags cost $29 for a single AirTag and $99 for a pack of four AirTags.

Final Thoughts On Where Do I Put Apple AirTags

I love this Apple tech and it appears there are many strong and fun use cases for this cheap tracking technology. So, in conclusion, where do I put Apple AirTags? AirTags can be used to track almost anything you can attach them to!

I understand that other brands are offering similar AirTag Android tracking solutions, however, I feel that being part of the Apple Find My network will only lead to bigger and better things for AirTags.

I hope this article has helped answer the question, where do I put Apple AirTags? If you’re looking to get a little deeper into AirTags, check out more here, or go out and get some AirTags and start tracking items yourself.

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