Install iPadOS 14.8.1 for AirTag Support
If you recently bought AirTags, and you skipped iPadOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.6, you'll want to download iPadOS 14.8.1.
iPadOS 14.6 added a new Lost mode option that lets you add an email address instead of a phone number for AirTag and Find My network accessories. You'll get this feature with iPadOS 14.8.1 if you missed the three previous versions of iPadOS 14.
If you've bought AirTags, or you're planning to buy them in the near future, and you missed iPadOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.5.1, and iPadOS 14.5, you'll want to download iPadOS 14.8.1. It brings support for them.
iPadOS 14 now works with Apple's AirTags, the item trackers Apple announced earlier this year.
If you're unfamiliar, you can use AirTags to track your important items. Examples include keys, wallet, and your backpack. You'll do this in the Find My app.
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