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macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 13, 2009
Central PA
Hi all. I recently changed from an iPhone to an Android device, and have since sent the iPhone back to AT&T. I had an Airtag that I want to give my wife, but I forgot to remove it from the Find My app on the phone before sending it off. I tried going to the Find My app through, but that does not list my Airtag. What other way could I remove this Airtag if I have no access to an iOS device? Every search on Google says it has to be done through an iOS device. I'm guessing my Airtag is now just a waste but I'm hoping it's not. Any advice?


macrumors member
Oct 3, 2012
Sheboygan, WI USA
If you're plan is to give it to your wife, I would assume that means she has an IOS device. Make a back up of her phone, then do a factory restore on it, set it up on your account, reset air tag, restore her phone back to her account from the back up.


macrumors 65816
Sep 18, 2012
You can reset the AirTag to factory settings.

Yes, but the AirTag also needs to be removed from the Apple ID too, which the OP doesn’t have access to at the moment. It’s essentially activation locked even if you do the battery thing to reset it.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 20, 2016


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