Find My network
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Find My network?
The Find My network is a crowdsourced network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices that can help users locate a missing iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and soon, third-party Find My network-enabled accessories, using the Find My app. Devices in the Find My network use Bluetooth wireless technology to detect missing devices or items nearby and report their approximate location back to the owner. The entire interaction is end-to-end encrypted, anonymous, and is extremely data and battery efficient.
Who is the draft Find My Network Accessory Specification for?
The draft specification is intended for any developer looking to connect an existing or new accessory to the Find My network.
What does the draft specification include?
This early preview will enable developers to review the core concepts behind the Find My network, along with preliminary hardware and software requirements for Find My network-enabled accessories.
How do I access the draft specification?
The Find My Network Accessory Specification – Developer Preview can be downloaded here. Before downloading the file, you will need to sign in with your Apple ID and review and execute a click-through agreement.
How can I provide feedback on the draft specification?
Complete the developer interest form and enter your feedback in the text field at the bottom of the form, where indicated.
What will the process be for developing a Find My network-enabled accessory?
Once the technology becomes available to developers, join the MFi Program to develop and certify your Find My network-enabled accessories.
Can I make a Find My network-enabled accessory for personal use?
No, this technology is only intended for use in commercial accessories that will be distributed or sold.
When will the final Find My Network Accessory Specification become available?
The final specification is expected to be available by the end of this year.
How can I express my interest in making a Find My network accessory and get updates on the program?
Complete the developer interest form and we’ll let you know when additional documentation and information becomes available.