An Australian tourist in Bali has been urged to ditch the bag after an Apple Airtag was found hidden inside.
Newcastle woman Emily Sinclair, from the Hunter Region of New South Wales, was just days into her first holiday in Bali when she alerted her guests to a “strange noise” coming from her bag.
Ms Sinclair and her partner heard the noise intermittently for several days while staying in the village of Amed, on an island in eastern Indonesia, when they decided to empty their suitcases to try and find the source.
After emptying all the contents of the suitcase, Apple cut out the Airtag.
“Neither do we own our Apple products and Airtag and we both empty our bags thoroughly before heading to the club,” he revealed on Facebook.
“There was also a fight in Indonesia.”
Emily Sinclair was on vacation in Bali when she found an Apple AirTag in her bag
The fairy’s coin game was “pinging” her bag, which means whoever put it near Mrs. Sinclair’s farm.
The couple immediately disabled and put down trackers, who rely on information about the fight, which they believe took place in Indonesia.
AirTags are tracking devices about the size of a coin that match the iPhone and are designed to help owners keep track of keys, bags or other valuables.
“We took off and left the AirTag in Amed, we just wanted to see if this happened to anyone and advise others to check their bags,” he wrote.
Ms Sinclair posted the warning on the very popular Bali Bogans Facebook page, and other travelers alerted her.
‘Throw the bag,’ wrote one.
‘Wonderful. “I think I’ll be shopping for new bags before going to any airport if there’s anything in there,” said another.
However, one Apple Airtag owner said the painting sound is not as sinister as Sinclair thought.
AirTags are specifically designed NOT to be used to track people. AirTags are designed to work for more than a year on a standard battery. If someone else’s AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice that it’s traveling with you and send you an email,” the person explained.
“After a while, if it still doesn’t find it, the AirTag will start playing a sound to let you know it’s there.”
Despite this, when it launches in April 2021, thieves, predators and lice have been known to use AirTags for the benefit of defending people or following them home.
On April 10, former Love Island star Montana Brown, 27, revealed that she found the AirTag in her bag while getting off in Los Angeles.
Former Love Island star Montana Brown revealed that when she landed in Los Angeles, she also discovered an AirTag in her bag.
Pregnant Ms Brown received a “creepy” notification from her iPhone that one of the devices was “on her person” and not linked to her phone.
“I got this notification on my phone like, ‘There’s an AirTag on your person that doesn’t belong to you and doesn’t belong to anyone in your contacts so someone can see your location,'” Ms. Brown said.
“After going through security, I found an AirTag in my bag to track my location.
“See, then, when you go, if you travel alone, for this seems to be the case.”
Ms. Brown was notified, unlike Ms. Sinclair says its iPhone can detect the presence of unordered AirTags, unlike other phone brands.
AirTags connect to nearby iPhones via Bluetooth, so a notification from Apple’s ‘Find My’ app will appear if an unknown AirTag is found to be “riding” with someone, even if they don’t have the app installed.
It is also a popular idea for car thieves, as criminals cleverly hide the smallest tracks in holes and license plates.
Thieves often return at night when the owners are asleep and have left their vehicles on the street.
Travelers with baggage are easy targets for thieves trying to hide AirTags in small bags.
Airtags are expertly hidden in or on cars