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Mother shocked to discover an AirTag hidden in her daughter's jacket
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While it may be fascinating to see how quickly and creatively technology is advancing, it's unnerving how some people are choosing to use their devices.

Ikiera of @ikieralee19 on TikTok recently made a startling discovery when her phone notified her that an AirTag that was not linked to her account was geographically near her.

Whenever two Apple products are near each other and both have their locations enabled, Apple will notify the user that a product from another account is near them. In the case of Apple AirTags, the person can request for the AirTag to make a sound, so they can see where it is.

After making this request, Ikiera was surprised to hear the AirTag sound coming from her first floor. But the AirTag's appearance was no accident.

In a viral TikTok video, Ikiera explained:

"I pressed the sound, and the sound literally starts playing, and I literally hear it downstairs, so I go looking."
"Do you want to know where I found it?"

Ikiera then showed her daughter's light pink coat that had a cut in the seam, stating that her ex had "tried to glue it back together" after hiding the AirTag inside the sleeve's layers.

Ikiera appeared upset in the remaining video:

"My ex and I have split custody. He has her on weekends and decided to put an AirTag in her jacket."
"Is this normal? Is this a normal human being thing to do? Is this even legal?"
"I don't know what to do."

You can watch the video here:

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Idk what to do in this situation pls help #girlmom

Fellow TikTokers were divided on the situation, with some cracking jokes and others being seriously creeped out.

Some thought it was suspicious that the OP's ex had not told her about it.

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Others thought the ex was trying to keep his daughter safe.

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Some made jokes about what to do with the AirTag.

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In a brief follow-up video, the mom confirmed that she confronted her ex about the AirTag she'd found, and his response was not exactly comforting.

She said:

"I confronted him about it, and he said he was 'collecting addresses' of the places I take my daughter to."
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Replying to @Ashley

The mother also confirmed via comment:

"He's been trying to take her away from me [via full-custody] for two years."

This only serves to confirm some TikTokers' suspicions that the ex-husband's intentions were not exactly pure. Whether it was a further attempt at gaining custody of his child, or if he was stalking his ex-wife, the discovery of the AirTag without someone's consent was unnerving.

Apple has advised customers that if they discover an AirTag on their person that they were not aware of, they should disable the device by pressing down on the back of the AirTag and twisting counterclockwise, which will allow them to remove the battery and disable its tracking abilities.