Well, turns out Apple stealthily boosted the item capacity of its Find My tracking app. Yep, the max just jumped from 16 to 32 gadgets and gizmos starting iOS 16! Handy for you folks with a whole orchard worth of AirTags and AirPods to keep tabs on. But for heavy Apple users like myself packin’ a pile of products – is 32 enough?
In a newly updated support document, Apple confirmed that Find My’s item limit had increased to 32 with the release of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 last fall. However, the change was not reflected on Apple’s website until now.
The Find My app allows users to keep track of important devices and items by adding them to a map-based view. Supported items include AirTags, newer MagSafe Wallets, select Beats headphones, third-party Find My-enabled accessories, and of course, Apple devices signed into the same iCloud account.
With the previous 16-item restriction, heavy Find My users often had to pick and choose which gadgets to monitor. But an expanded 32-item capacity enables more flexibility and oversight. For example, a user with multiple Apple devices could now add several AirTags to locate keys, wallets, backpacks, and other possessions.
Apple did not promote the doubled item limit at iOS 16’s unveiling, so many users may be unaware of the change. The updated support document finally makes the enhancement official.
Find My network access is a compelling feature that helps Apple’s devices and tags stand out from competitors. With iPhone, iPad, and Mac installed base over 1.8 billion, Apple’s massive crowdsourced network has an unmatched advantage for tracking lost or misplaced items.
So if you were hitting the 16-item ceiling before, make sure to update your Find My app and take advantage of the extra capacity. Just don’t go overboard tracking every item you own – keeping an eye on 32 things could get exhausting!