What is a Tile Tag?

By: Tile
Tile Tips06.01.2021

What is a Tile Tag?

In today's hectic world, it's so easy to misplace everyday items and lose track of things like your keys, wallet, or phone. We have some good news- Tile tags can help remove this stress from the air! This guide will introduce you to what a Tile tag is, how it works, and what uses you can have for a Tile tag.

So what is a Tile tag? Let's begin with a simple Tile tag definition. A Tile tag is a small Bluetooth tracker device that you can easily attach to all kinds of everyday items- like your keys. It connects via Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as BLE), to your phone or other devices via the free Tile app (download on Apple App Store or get it on Google Play).

The app can then use your smartphone's built-in location services to track down your items and help you find them with ease. The whole process is really simple, and millions of Tile tag users are already making use of Tile tags daily to keep track of their keys, wallet, phones, passports, child’s favorite stuffed animals, and even pets!

How do Tile Tags Work?

A Tile tag or two (or more!) can make a massive difference in your daily routine. They can help you save valuable time by avoiding daily inconveniences and remove the stress and worry of running around and searching the house from top to bottom to find your most important items - say goodbye to the morning scramble looking for your car keys. But how do they actually work?

Here's a simple step-by-step guide to help you understand how to use a Tile tag: 

  1. The first step is to download the Tile app to your smartphone and start setting it up. The app will allow you to "discover" your Tile tags via a simple Bluetooth connection, and from that point on, the location of your Tile tags will be easily accessible via the app at any time.

  2. Once the Tile tag has been activated, you can attach your Tile tag to the item you want to keep track of. This could be your keys, your laptop, your wallet, your passport, you name it! Many people are using a Tile tag for their dogs and cats collars to keep track of their furry friends. The tags come in many forms and can be attached in various ways, such as looping around your key ring, sticking to the top of your water bottle, or sliding into the inside pocket of your phone case or wallet.

  3. If you need to find nearby items, you can use the Tile app to ring the Tile tag, and it will play a sound that allows you to track it down in seconds. Or if you need to do the opposite, and have the item with the Tile tag but need to find your phone, you can double press the logo on the Tile tag to make the phone ring even if it's on silent mode.

  4. If you need to find far away items with a Tile tag and can't rely on a nearby Bluetooth connection, you can open the Tile app and view the Tile tag's most recent location to track down your items. Or, you can even use the Tile Network to utilize all other Tile users Bluetooth connections in your local area to find things that might have been misplaced or stolen.

Using a Tile tag is super easy and safe. Tile takes privacy and security very seriously, so you won't need to worry about any of your personal data, location information, or other details being sold or used for other purposes.

What do People Find With Their Tile Tags?

Now that you know what a Tile tag is and how to use a Tile tag, what sorts of things could you use your tags for? The sky's the limit with Tile tags since they can attach to any object imaginable, even your child's favorite soft toy or a water bottle you take along on your next hiking trip. Here are a few examples of items that people tend to find with the help of a Tile tag:

  • Keys – Since they get picked up, used, and moved around every day, keys are so easy to lose, they may seem like they vanish into thin air! A Tile tag can help you avoid that early morning rush around the house.

  • Wallets – Wallets are another essential item for everyday life, and with the help of a Tile tag, you won't need to spend ages searching for yours.

  • Phones – Phones are vital devices in the modern world, and with the help of a Tile tag, you never have to worry about losing track of your device.

  • Pets – Many Tile customers are using a Tile tag for dogs or cats to keep track of their furry friends, especially those prone to running off.

You can learn more about how to use Tile tags to find your stuff here.

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