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Bluetooth scan always finds Apple airtags, beacons, find my data services?

(Topic created: 11-19-2022 11:35 AM)
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AmandaLH321
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How do I stop my phone from sharing info with the shady devices in my house? Whenever I scan the Bluetooth around me I find apple airtags, beacons, and "find my data" services. I don't have any apple devices. No need to share anything with them. I've done what I can to limit the sharing apps but I still find them running in the background. Advice, tips? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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HackerNeighbors50
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Same! If you get any good tip hmu...I'm dying to get them annoying 

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AmandaLH321
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Well I haven't figured out how to win with my windows yet. I upgraded to business and factory reset 3 times but it won't let me reinstall from the cloud so i get the same shady drivers and apps.
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Samsung_Moderator
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Hey there! I can certainly understand concerns regarding Bluetooth and data sharing. While those devices do show up on your scans as nearby devices, like @DaleNet said, as long as they aren't connected, no data sharing will occur. 
There is also a handy guide for these type of situations, which you can use for quick tips like not opening suspicious links, or only downloading apps from Google Play or Galaxy Store. You can find that guide here, and it even goes over what to do if you already are experiencing cybersecurity issues with your phone: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01209886/

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DaleNet
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If you see them in your Bluetooth listing but are not connected to them then you are sharing nothing.
The_Lemon
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Neighbors airtags?
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AmandaLH321
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No, it's my husband's.
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ejPlaysInTraffic
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Your husband is shady?
You could connect to the devices... find them and mail them to hhis work?
Poof! No more shady devices.
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