New Find My feature in iOS 15 will alert you when you leave an item behind

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Apple is introducing a new Find My feature that will make it difficult to accidentally leave behind an Apple device or third-party tracking accessory.

So-called separation alerts will ping a user if they leave the proximity of a device like an iPhone or AirTag. The feature can also be enabled for third-party devices that support the Find My network.

"Enable separation alerts, and if you leave a device, AirTag, or compatible third-party item behind, your iPhone will alert you with notifications and Find My will give you directions to your item," Apple says.

Separation alerts are enabled on a per-device basis. Users can head into the menu of a specific item and hit a toggle to "Notify When Left Behind."

Users will get an alert when they are out of range of the specific device. However, they'll also be able to set location-based exceptions, such as if a device is at home.

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