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Apple expands Find My tracking network to third-party accessories


In brief: On Wednesday, Apple updated its Find My app to include support for third-party devices. Formerly known as Find My iPhone, the app can locate virtually any Apple product you own through a network of WiFi, cellular, and Bluetooth-connected devices.

Apple's new Find My Network Accessory Program expands its tracking network to include products from participating manufacturers. Tracking a non-Apple device works the same way as first-party products. Each item will show up on the Find My map represented by an icon.

Tapping an icon's device brings up an interface that allows the user a couple of options. If the device is nearby, the app can signal it to play a sound, making it easier to find. If the device is lost or stolen, there is an option to lock it. Once locked, it cannot be paired to another account.

There are a few differences between using ...


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