Teknófilo’s YouTube channel recently conducted a test on the Precision Finding feature of the iPhone 15, which allows it to accurately locate another device from a distance of approximately 60 meters. This range is significantly greater than the 10-15 meter range of AirTags’ searching capability.
The iPhone 15 utilizes the Ultra-Wideband Gen 2 chip, enabling it to connect with other devices equipped with the same chip from a greater distance. By utilizing the Precision Finding feature on the Find My app, users can now locate friends who are further away, up to 60 meters.
To activate this feature, users can select a friend in the Find My app (who must have shared their location beforehand). Once Precision Finding is ready for use, the “Find: Nearby” button will appear, displaying an arrow indicating the direction and real-time distance as users approach their friend’s location.
In the video demonstration, it is shown that the Ultra-Wideband Gen 2 chip can locate a position up to 60 meters away, which is three times greater than the Ultra-Wideband Gen 1 (U1) that can only provide Precision Finding for AirTags within a range of approximately 10-15 meters.
TLDR: The Precision Finding feature of the iPhone 15, powered by the Ultra-Wideband Gen 2 chip, allows users to accurately locate friends from a distance of up to 60 meters, surpassing the range of AirTags’ searching capabilities. By selecting a friend in the Find My app, users can track their location in real-time and receive directional guidance. This enhancement in location accuracy demonstrates the technological advancement of the iPhone 15.