A secret menu is discovered for finding AirTag’s precise location.
While the AirTags are still arriving in the hands of the first customers, others have already had time to thoroughly investigate these new object location tags and how they work. So much so that they have discovered, to everyone’s surprise, a new development menu for the precise location function.
A secret menu is discovered for finding an AirTag’s precise location
The precise location function is the one that allows us, if we have an iPhone with a U1 chip, we can receive precise directions to the AirTag we are looking for. A system of the most curious, useful, and, above all, accurate that, with what we know so far, hides many more surprises than what meets the eye.
This menu gives us access to hidden information, such as the inclination of the device, the distance to the ground, and also information about chaotic responses. It also allows us to choose the number of points used to represent the location and offers us an “Eco Mode” with a lower image resolution.
Next to these variables, there are several indicators that, together with the sliders on the right side, allow us to vary the values and thus change the behavior of the AirTag localization. We can also modify the appearance, saturation, brightness, and other characteristics of the representation. Accessing this menu is as simple as entering the precise localization mode and touching the AirTag name five times in a row.
We do not know in which versions of iOS we can access this menu. For this article, we have been able to check its availability on an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 14.6 beta 3. On Reddit, where the discovery has been reflected, they do not refer to the specific device with which they have achieved it. Curiosities like these allow us to see the dedication that all the values and variables of a function, apparently so simple, require from the Cupertino teams.