Google’s Find My Device Network Could Finally Launch Soon As iOS 17.5 Readies Tracking Alerts

Google and Apple worked closely on the Find My Device, which was supposed to launch back in 2023. However, the rollout was delayed because Apple hadn’t implemented the unknown tracker alerts. It appears that we are finally on the right track, as the latest iOS 17.5 update finally adds support for the technology.

We are finally getting closer to Google and Apple’s Find My Network, as evidence is spotted in the latest iOS 17.5 beta

Now that Apple has released iOS 17.5 Beta 1 today, there are strings available in the beta that talk about how the iPhone will be able to detect third-party trackers. Once they are found, iOS will be able to give instructions on how to disable these trackers. This definitely indicates the much-awaited Find My Device network that Google and Apple have been working on for some time.

One compelling piece of evidence about the existence of Find My Device states, “This item isn’t certified on the Apple Find My network. You can disable it and stop it from sharing its location with the owner. To do this, follow the instructions provided on a website by the manufacturer of this item.”

However, the important thing that you need to know here is that, at the moment, the functionality is not enabled on the iPhone, and there is no UI for the Find My Device on iPhones, either. This means that although the strings are there, Apple has yet to fully enable the function. There is a possibility that this might be enabled in a month or so, and whenever that happens, we will be able to give you a better idea of how it works.

Google has been waiting for Apple to finally resolve the Find My Device issue. Once the iPhone maker has resolved this, the functionality will be available for everyone to use, and there will be no hurdles in the way of the overall user experience.

We will keep a close eye on Apple and how it progresses with this network. I really hope that it will roll out soon so everyone can benefit from it without any issues.

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