Some non-Apple users and YouTubers believe that Apple has built in some Advanced Surveillance Features, just because of their AirTags capabilities.. But they are incredibly wrong. Why? Well because only you can see where your AirTag is, not even Apple can see that because it uses end-to end encryption every step of the way. So iPhone are still the best phone to use if you care for your privacy.
Your AirTag sends out a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in the Find My network. These devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud — then you can go to the Find My app and see it on a map. The whole process is anonymous and encrypted to protect your privacy. And itʼs efficient, so thereʼs no need to worry about battery life or data usage.
Only you can see where your AirTag is. Your location data and history are never stored on the AirTag itself. Devices that relay the location of your AirTag also stay anonymous, and that location data is encrypted every step of the way. So not even Apple knows the location of your AirTag or the identity of the device that helps find it.