Tile bluetooth tracking: Learn How Tile’s Bluetooth Tracking Device & Tracker App Helps You Find Your Lost Things

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Bluetooth tracker Tile has new approach for stopping thieves, stalkers

  • Tile, Life360’s Bluetooth tagging device, is releasing a new anti-theft mode to combat the rising number of robberies.
  • It makes a user’s Tile undetectable in Scan and Secure, which is the company’s in-app feature to locate nearby Bluetooth trackers and would stop a thief from knowing the item is tagged.
  • That older feature had been designed to prevent stalkers, an issue it and other Bluetooth trackers like the Apple AirTag have struggled to get right, but Life360 says it had not solve the stalking problem.
  • For stalking deterrence, Tile is now warning stalkers of a $1 million penalty for any device misuse that results in a court conviction.

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Life360’s Bluetooth tagging device Tile is launching a new anti-theft mode designed to get around a tricky issue: criminals knowing when an item they’ve stolen is being tracked.

The new anti-theft mode makes a user’s Tile undetectable in Scan and Secure, the company’s in-app feature that allows iPhone and Android users to locate nearby Tiles. That feature was initially launched to combat the rise in stalking with Bluetooth tagging devices, but now the company say that approach hasn’t stopped stalking and has, if anything, made a criminal’s job easier to get away with.

“It seemed like the actual problem of stalking wasn’t actually being necessarily solved,” said Life360 CEO Chris Hulls. “But what was happening was that there’s this new vector that’s opening up for thieves, where so much of the reason people buy Bluetooth tags to begin with is to protect their items from theft. And now, if you have a Tile or an AirTag, a smart thief will almost certainly be able to find it.”

That’s because if a thief learns there is a Bluetooth tag on an item that they stole, they’re able to easily remove the tag and prevent victims from tracking down valuables.

Bluetooth tagging devices like Life360’s Tile, Apple’s AirTag and Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag have come under pressure to increase safety features as stalking cases rose. But robberies are also on the rise throughout the U.S., and according to Hulls, there’s been a negligible number of stalking cases. During the first half of 2022, there was a 5.5% increase in robberies throughout the country, according to the Council on Criminal Justice.

“Theft is the primary reason people buy these products,” Hulls said. “Our new anti-theft mode is a tradeoff. … It gives consumers choice, they can turn off all the anti-stalking features, so their Tiles become invisible,” he added.

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Tile is taking a new approach to stalking prevention. If a user chooses to use the anti-theft mode, they must go through an ID verification process, which will register the user with Tile and sync their ID with their account.

“From our research, the real issue with stalkers is how do you remove anonymity?” he said.

Scan and Secure didn’t address that issue, he said, and it didn’t have any enforcement mechanism. That’s changing now too, with Life360 threatening stalkers with a $1 million penalty the company will pursue against any individual convicted in a court of law for using Tile devices to illegally track any individual without their knowledge or consent. If someone is convicted in court for stalking using Tile, in which the ID verification makes prosecution easier, Tile would sue that person for violating the terms and services.

But there is a user privacy issue in the changes as well. Life360 is increasing collaboration with law enforcement so that if anti-theft mode is enabled, users must acknowledge that personal information can and will be shared with law enforcement at the company’s discretion, even without a subpoena, to aid in the investigation and prosecution of suspected stalking.

“So much of why people buy these devices to begin with is to protect against theft. So, we think this really threads the needle elegantly,” Hulls said.  

Consumer technology advocates weigh in on safety and security changes

Technology safety advocates aren’t convinced.

Kathleen Moriarty, chief technology officer at the Center for Internet Security, said via email that a closer tie to identity should improve the integrity of the solution by adding in a human factor and sense of responsibility, but as is the case with any new release, “limits and boundaries will be tested in unexpected ways.”

For example, if a Tile can be discovered by its authorized owner, to track down the belonging in which it was placed, the Tile is emanating a signal to make that possible. Although the application designed for Tile use will only make that visible to the Tile owner, the signal may be discoverable with other tools.

“Without insight into the technical details, the protections to prevent detection are not clear. Typically confidence from technologists is higher for standards-based solutions due to the rigorous review process by a number of experts. The solution holds promise and time will tell as it gets tested in real-world scenarios,” she said.

Adam Dodge, CEO of digital safety education company EndTAB and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Justice Advisory Committee, was more critical of the approach in an email exchange. “This update denies stalking victims access to the most essential of safety measures, the ability to verify and locate a tracker to stop the abuse,” Dodge wrote.

He says Life360’s new safety commitments — identify verification, fines and promises to cooperate with law enforcement — do not offset the increased risk created for victims, and he noted that the features and new company policies only come into play if the Tile tracker is found, something that anti-theft mode now makes much less likely.  

“We have to remember that bad actors care most about getting caught. From that perspective, this new feature is a homerun,” Dodge said. “I’d rather see Tile’s new commitments to safety implemented on their own, as opposed to a way to blunt the risks created with anti-theft mode.” 

In his view, if the problem of stalking wasn’t being solved, companies like Life360 should solve for it specifically through innovation and new safety features. “The irony is that, by making Tile trackers undetectable, it is now easier for stalkers to stay anonymous,” Dodge wrote. 

This story has been updated to include comments from Adam Dodge, CEO of EndTAB, and Kathleen Moriarty, chief technology officer at the Center for Internet Security.

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Tile, a Bluetooth-based tracker, has launched its Tile QR code technology as an enhancement to its item tracking services.

In addition to labeling the Tile Slim, Tile Mate and Tile Pro QR code on every device, Tile now uses “ Lost and Found Labels ” for easier and faster tracking of your valuables.


  1. Tile upgrade to QR code technology to track lost items.
  2. Tile Tracking QR Code Tags to Counter Apple AirTag Tracker
  3. How to Activate the Tile QR Code Tag
    • How to Create a Tile Account
    • Activate the Lost and Found Label
  4. How use Tile QR code labels for returns
  5. Create your own traceable QR codes with QR TIGER

Tile upgrade to QR code technology to track lost items.

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For nearly a decade, Tiles has continued to provide all of its users with a Bluetooth-based tracking service.

They cooperate with various electronic brands to integrate Bluetooth tracker technology.

But with the release of their latest product, Tile stepped out of their comfort zone and introduced QR code stickers called Lost and found labels .

These adhesives allow you to conveniently stick them to items that are not worth the investment in a Bluetooth-based Tile tracker. This includes mugs, books, tools or equipment.

They are scratch-resistant, dishwasher-safe, battery-free and compatible with Android and iOS devices.

With this newly added tracking technology, anyone can easily beep you as soon as they find a lost item, that is, if they ever want to return it.

However, the owner of your lost item can immediately access the contact details you provided by simply scanning it.

If you don’t like sharing your personal contact details with the public, you can use a separate email address or other phone number dedicated exclusively to your Tile devices.

Now it’s a quick way to call you, send you an SMS or view your DMs.

QR code tags for tile tracking to counter Apple AirTag tracker

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But with the launch of Apple’s AirTag last year, Tile has faced stiff competition.

Both trackers essentially work in the same way – they track items using Bluetooth.

However, AirTags are only compatible with iOS and iPadOS devices. On the other hand, Tile works with Android and iOS, making it a versatile choice.

In addition, it has various tracking devices that you can insert, attach or mark on your items.

The AirTag, on the other hand, comes in only one version, a circular adhesive-on tracking device.

With a recent product launch, Tile has provided its users with another versatile option that can stack against the Apple AirTag Bluetooth Tracker.

How to activate the 9 QR code label0037

Before you can activate the Lost & Found Tiles shortcuts, you must install the Tile app and create your Tile account.

It’s good that Tile made their software available for both Android and iOS users, it’s more convenient.

And their software has a user-friendly interface, so it’s easy for new users to register.

How to create a tiled account

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To create a Tile account, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Click on the Activate tile button.
  3. Enter your email address and password. Then touch Register .
  4. Check your email. Enter a 6-digit code.
  5. Enable permissions in your device settings.

Lost and Found Label Activation

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After you set up your Tile account, you can start activating your QR code tags. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click + in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the Activate tile button.
  3. Select Lost and found label .
  4. Press Scan QR code . Allow access to the camera.
  5. Click Next , select your category and name your label.
  6. Enter your contact details and save. Press Made .

How to use QR Tile labels to return items

Found an item with a Tile QR code? You can simply open the camera app and scan the tile QR code attached to the object.

The QR code will redirect you to the owner’s contact details.

Now you can call them, send an email or write a message about the location of their item.

If you do not have a built-in QR code scanner, you can also download a QR code scanner app.

The QR TIGER app, for example, works as a QR code generator and scanner. You can download the app for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Create your own trackable QR codes with QR TIGER today

Did you know that you can use QR code software to create your own trackable codes?

In QR TIGER, the best online QR code generator, you can access your own dashboard where you can view, edit and track all your QR code campaigns.

You can choose any of their tiered plans and you can see the total traffic of your QR code.

This includes the total number of scans, the device used for the scan, the time and date of the scan, and the location of the scan.

With this extensive analytics, you can seamlessly track your QR codes in one centralized software.

You can visit QR TIGER and start tracking based on the QR code right now.

How to use tiles to find your keys, wallet or whatever

2023 Author : Geoffrey Carr | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-30 10:45

If you lose your phone, you can call it or locate it using GPS. However, if you lose other important things like your keys or wallet, you are usually out of luck. Keychain trackers and Tile gadget cards aim to solve this problem by allowing you to name your valuables from your phone.

What is a tile?

Tile is a Bluetooth device tracker that pairs with your smartphone. This comes in two forms. Tile Mate ($25) is a small square keychain that’s not much larger than a quarter. It has a hole in one corner so you can attach it to your ring, purse or backpack. There’s also the Slim Tile ($30), which is thinner than the Mate but wider. It’s as tall as one credit card and as thin as two or three. It can fit neatly inside your wallet or laptop without adding extra bulk.

While each tile is a little pricey on its own, you can get packages to save money, like this 4-pack with two Tile Mates and two Tile Slims for $90. In addition, you can earn points by inviting friends to receive Tiles. If you invite two friends, you can get a free Mate, and four friends can get you a free Slim. Not a bad deal if you know a lot of forgetful people.

You can connect your tile to your phone, allowing you to find it when you are nearby. If you’re in Bluetooth range, you can open the app, search for the item you want, and tap Find to make a call. The Tile will then play a loud ringtone. You can then follow the audio to find that you left your keys on the kitchen counter, right in front of you like an idiot.

When you are not in Bluetooth range, the Tile app can show you the last known location of your keys or wallet on a map. In addition to remembering where you were when your phone was last near your valuables, Tile also uses the Tile member community to find your stuff. So, for example, if you left your wallet at a bar and there are other Tile users nearby, your wallet location will be constantly updated as long as someone else is in range. This is especially convenient if your wallet is taken or taken somewhere. The Tile community isn’t a guaranteed way to keep track of your stuff since there aren’t a ton of Tile users around the world, but it’s better than relying solely on your own phone.

As a bonus, the Tiles also include a small button inside each keychain or card. When you double-click this button, Tile will call your phone even if it was silent. So, if you walk in the door and have your keys but can’t find your phone, you can call it with a few clicks. Turns out it was in the back pocket. Certainly.

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To set up your Tile, you need to download and install the Tile app for Android or iOS. When you first open the app, you will need to create an account if you don’t already have one and sign in.

You need to make sure Tile can access your phone’s Bluetooth and your GPS location. If you turned them off too, the next page will ask you to turn them on. You also need to keep in mind that Bluetooth and GPS are required to locate and track your Tiles. If you ever need to turn them off to save battery, you won’t be able to call your Tiles. Your phone will be added as the first Tile in your account. Even without Tile Mate or Slim, you can use the app on the web to find your phone. Click Received. Click the plus icon at the top of the screen. If you haven’t verified your email address yet, you’ll need to do so before you can add any tiles. You will receive a six-digit code to the email address in your account. Sign in to continue. Then select the Tile model you need to add to your account. For the next step, take the tile and press the button in the center below the logo. Place your tile next to your phone to connect it. The app will also showcase on your screen. After your Tile is paired, you will see a bright blue screen that says your tile is activated.

NOTE. After this point, you will not be able to add your Tile to another account without contacting Tile. For security reasons, Tile only allows you to hide a tile from the app, or transfer it to someone else’s account (which you need to provide support via email). If you would like to completely remove your tile, you will need to contact Tile support and the tile will no longer be usable. This will help ensure that a thief cannot easily remove Tiles from your account if your items are stolen.

You can then choose what you are going to use in your tile. You can choose from some preset categories such as keys or wallet, or choose your own shortcut. Tiles still work the same no matter what you choose, but this will help you easily identify what you’re looking for from the list. On the final screen, you can test your tile by clicking the green “Find” button. This will make your tile ring until you press the logo on it. You can repeat this process just like any tiles you need.

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You can use your Tiles in two ways to find your material. You can use your phone to find your slabs, or you can use your slabs to find your phone. First, open your app.

Here you will see a list of all Tile objects (including your phone). The icon on the right will show you the connection status of your tile. A simple green line will indicate that your phone is connected to the tile. A dotted green line indicates that your tile is nearby but not yet connected. This can help you find your tile when it’s in the house, but you don’t know what room it’s in. Walk from room to room until the line is solid. A gray line indicates that your tile is not nearby.