Tile – The Sherlock Holmes of lost items


We all know that awful feeling of losing our luggage while travelling, of misplacing, things, losing our phones, wallet or having our kids hiding the car keys in the house. Sometimes we spend several minutes or hours trying to find lost items while losing our sanity too.

If your things are running off often, give yourself some peace a mind and consider having a buddy like Tile in your life.

Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. Tile’s slogan: « Your stuff can run, but it can’t hide.” Think Sherlock Holmes!


With Tile you can:

  • Find your lost items at any time.
  • Ring your things as you’ll ring your phone
  • See where you had them or
  • Ask others for help, thus making your life easier and less stressful.


When you attach, stick or place Tile inside your everyday items (your luggage, wallet, car, on your keys, remote controls, phone and many others), the Tile app keeps track of them.

Let’s say you lose or misplace your stuff. What do you do?

The answer is: open your Tile app and ring your lost item. If you’re looking for a nearby Tile, it can be easily found by ringing your lost item just like you’d call a lost phone. When you start searching for your lost item, your phone displays a tracking circle.

As you get closer, the app’s tracking circle fills in, giving you clear indications of your progress with hints such as: “a few steps away”, “in range”, “seen just now”, “it is very close”, “it’s about an arm’s length away” … .


If you have an Apple Watch, then you have an extra set of eyes as Tile works on this connected object as well.


Don’t remember the last place you had it? Our Sherlock Holmes does.

For a faraway search, you can easily retrace your steps and know where to start walking as Tile automatically records the last time and place it saw your item.

What if is my phone that is lost?

Tile has one great feature that allows you to ring your phone (even if it is set to vibrate). You can also log in to Tile website to see its last known location, make it ring or send a lock-screen message.

With a little help of your friends

You can share your Tile’s access with co-workers, friends and family for stuff that you all share.

Still can’t find your Tile item?

Then expand your search within the Tile Community Find and leverage the Tile community to find it for you. When anyone running the app comes within Bluetooth range of your Tile, you will receive an alert notifying you of the location of your Tile. You can opt to get an email notification when your Tile is found by selecting the Notify When Found feature through the app.

As Tile community member, Ryan Brenizer, a New York wedding photographer found his lost luggage (containing thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment) by received an email from Tile letting him know his bag had been located in Zurich, Switzerland.

This feature is 100% private, so no one knows you’re looking for a lost item but you.


Easy to use and install

Tile is easy to use and very easy to set-up on the phone (less than 2 minutes).


Tile is water-resistant to IP5 standards.

Bluetooth Range

Tile’s Bluetooth range is up to 100 ft. Bluetooth is most effective at the 30 ft. range, depending on the environment. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it.

If your Tile is out of Bluetooth range, you can use Last Place Seen to see where it was last seen on the map.


Tile batteries last a full year. After that, Tile replaces your old batteries with brand new ones.

Device Compatibility

  • iOS

Tile is compatible with most iOS devices running iOS 7+.

  • Apple Watch

Your iPhone must be running iOS 8.2 or higher to support the Apple Watch.

  • Adroid

Tile works with most Android devices, except the ones that do not have Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE.

  • Computers

At this time the application is only designed to run on mobile devices.

Conclusion: Tile is a fantastic product and a lifesaver to have in our busy lives.

William, a Tile user writes:

“Last week I lost my only car key (250$ to replace) and my daughter had it in her sweat shirt pocket that she left at the gym. She was in school. I looked at the Tile and found the last place the key showed was the gym. Then she remembered where it was. Problem solved”.

On the Tile’s website you can read more stories like this one that all have a happy ending thanks to this great connected object.

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