If there is a “beacon” for secret surveillance nearby, an alert will be triggered. Currently only compatible with AirTag
Google in its official blog announced the emergence of a new feature in the Android OS, which is already becoming available on mobile devices starting with version 6.0. We are talking about the search for Bluetooth trackers that can be used to spy on a person without his knowledge. So, if a “beacon” tied to someone else’s device is found near the owner of an Android smartphone, the user will receive a notification about this. By clicking on the notification, you can get more data: see the movement of the tracker on the map and make it play a sound signal to make it easier to find.
Android OS has learned to look for other people’s trackers nearby
In addition, the new option allows you to find out the serial number of the geotag or information about its owner, for example, the last four digits of his phone number. To do this, bring the detected device to the back of the smartphone. Also, the tracker can be disabled so that its owner stops receiving data on the movements of his victim. And finally, an Android smartphone user can manually scan their surroundings and check for other people’s GPS trackers nearby. This feature can be found in Settings under Security & Emergency.
So far, spy geotagging alerts only work for Apple’s AirTag trackers. Google notes that it continues to work with manufacturers of such devices to expand the list of supported models.