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Step-by-step Guide on How to Attach an AirTag to Your Wallet Efficiently

In today's hectic society, it's easy to misplace everyday items like keys and wallets. If you travel a lot, you're also probably familiar with lost baggage or stolen belongings. These situations have prompted people to employ a high-tech tracking device called Apple AirTag and know their valuable items' exact location at all times.

This circular tracking device can be attached to your wallet, keys, baggage, and other personal items. This article delves deeper into what Apple AirTag is, how it works, and how to attach it to any type of wallet.


What is an AirTag?

Apple AirTags are small, coin-shaped devices that emit an encrypted and secure Bluetooth signal, detectable by nearby devices in the Find My network.

The AirTag device is waterproof, so you can carry it on the beach and be sure that no one will steal your items while you're having fun in the water. Although the battery life varies with usage, it should last about a year. Additionally, it doesn't require charging. You can just replace it once it reaches the end of its lifetime.


How Does an AirTag Work?

This circular device works by sending out its location to your iCloud. Then, you can view the current location of your lost item through the "Find My" app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

The entire process is designed to keep your belongings safe without compromising your privacy. The location data and history aren't stored on the AirTag, and the device that sends the location is anonymous throughout the process.

While Bluetooth is designed to find your items in close proximity, an Apple-designed U1 chip is built for wideband and precision finding, so you can locate your valuables with utmost precision.

Apple AirTag also has the so-called "Lost Mode," which lets you know when your tracker has been detected by the network of another AirTag user. The device also sends a notification to the other user, informing them that your AirTag is in their proximity. You can set the AirTag to send them your contact information when they scan it with an NFC-capable smartphone.

The "Lost Mode" also discourages unwanted tracking, so no one can slip the AirTag into your bag and follow you because you'll see their AirTag in the "Find My" app.


The Initial Steps

Wallets are the most vulnerable items you can lose. They typically carry your ID, credit cards, and money. If you're purchasing an AirTag, the first one should be dedicated to your wallet. However, before buying the tracker, you need to ensure you buy an AirTag-compatible wallet.

The following sections discuss how to select the best AirTag wallet and how to attach the AirTag to the wallet properly.

Select the Right Wallet

When choosing a good men's wallet, you need to consider its size, material, design, and whether it can have an AirTag attached.

When it comes to size and design, choose a wallet that fits your everyday life needs. Due to their compact size and practical designs, slim wallets like the ones offered by the Ridge have gained much popularity today. You can fit all your cards and some cash inside. What's more, you can attach the AirTag in various ways.

Regarding the wallet's material, opt for more durable ones like metal, carbon fiber, and high-grade leather.

Choose the Right AirTag Holder for Your Wallet

After you select the right wallet, it's time to secure its contents by attaching an AirTag. You can simply slip the AirTag inside the wallet, but with minimalist wallets, the space is limited. Fortunately, you have more practical ways to attach the AirTag to your wallet and ensure it stays on.

  • Carbon Case – The AirTag carbon case is a simple wallet accessory that's easily attached to your wallet. Additionally, the carbon fiber exterior ensures the AirTag stays free from damage. However, keep in mind that the case creates a bit more bulk, and your wallet might look crowded if you already have a cash strap or clip. Luckily, you can typically fit extra cash between the wallet and the case to give it a dual function.
  • Money Clip – Although the AirTag carbon case can double as a money clip, an actual AirTag money clip will work much better. It creates a similar amount of bulk as the case but has an upturned border that makes access to money easier.
  • Cash strap – The AirTag cash strap looks like any other cash strap, with the addition of a circular case for the tracker in the middle. Using the cash strap is the best way to retain the sleek design of your minimalist wallet while keeping your valuables safe.


Set Up Your AirTag

The next step is setting up your AirTag device and connecting it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  1. Prepare the device you'll be using to track the AirTag for setup.
  2. Unwrap your new AirTag and pull the tab that activates the battery. The AirTag will make a sound to notify you that it's working.
  3. Bring your AirTag close to your device.
  4. Press "Connect." Since the iOS device will detect all the AirTags in the vicinity, ensure you only have one nearby.
  5. Choose a name for your AirTag from the list, or select "Custom Name" to give it a unique name and choose an emoji.
  6. Press "Continue."
  7. Tap "Continue" again to connect the AirTag with your Apple ID.
  8. Select "Done."


For additional information on how to prepare your device for the setup, check out Apple's AirTag guide.


Attaching an AirTag Step-by-Step

Once you set up the AirTag on your phone, you can attach the device to your wallet. The following sections explain how to securely attach Apple AirTag to your wallet.

For Carbon Case

  1. Secure the AirTag in the Holder(s)
  2. Position the AirTag Holder on Your Wallet

For Money Clip

  1. Secure the AirTag in the Holder(s)
  2. Position the AirTag Holder on Your Wallet

For Cash Strap

  1. Secure the AirTag in the Holder(s)
  2. Position the AirTag Holder on Your Wallet


Confirm the AirTag Is Working

The last step includes ensuring your AirTag functions properly. You should be able to see your AirTag in the Ïtems" tab in the "Find My" app and locate it on the map. Try moving the AirTag around the house to see whether the locations and timestamp update accordingly.


Join the Ridge Family: Secure Your Wallet With AirTag Today

Apple's AirTag device will ensure you never lose or misplace your wallet again. Whether it's in your house or somewhere around the world, you'll always know where your valuables are located.

What's more, the AirTag can be attached in multiple ways, regardless of the wallet type you own. At Ridge, you can find plenty of men's wallets with trackers.


Frequently Asked Questions


You can put an AirTag on your wallet with various AirTag wallet attachments. These include the AirTag money clip, cash strap, and hidden AirTag wallet carbon case.


The best way to ensure your AirTag stays with your wallet is to use an AirTag cash strap, money clip, keyring, or case. However, if you have a wallet big enough to keep the AirTag inside, put it into a compartment that can close and that you don't use often.


You can set up your Apple AirTag by preparing your devices and pairing them. Then, you just need to give the AirTag its name and ensure it's registered in the "Find My" app.


You can attach an AirTag by using an AirTag-compatible cash strap or money clip or by clipping an AirTag case or secure holder.