Bluetooth Spy: Google has rolled out an amazing feature for devices based on Android 6.0+ operating system. This is an unknown tracker alert feature. Its rollout has started for the users. It was announced at Google I/O 2023. This feature has been introduced as part of a new draft industry specification proposed by Google and Apple that outlines how Bluetooth tracker manufacturers can develop secure trackers. It can identify and alert users about unwanted tracking on Android and iOS platforms.
What is Android Unknown Tracker Alert feature?
This is a new service of Android operating system which is based on Android 6.0 and above versions. This feature allows the smartphone to determine whether an unknown Bluetooth tracker has been installed on the smartphone or not. It has been introduced keeping in mind the privacy and security of the users. Through this, users will be able to identify, locate and disable unknown Bluetooth trackers.
How does this work
- The Unknown Tracker Alert feature will automatically notify Android users if there are any unknown trackers on their device. This feature works with many other trackers including Apple AirTags which are compatible with the Google Find My Device network.
- Apart from this, Android users can also scan manually through which Bluetooth trackers can be detected. For this you will have to go to the phone’s settings and go to the Safety and Emergency option.
- Users will be able to see the device on the map. From here it will be known where the devices are and will help in finding them. Besides, sound can also be played through the tracker. Apart from locating the device, this feature will also allow users to physically disable the tracker.
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