Apple Releases Revised AirTag Firmware Update

Apple today released a new version of the 1.0.276 firmware designed for AirTags, which is a revision to the update that was made available in June.

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The new ‌AirTags‌ 1.0.276 firmware has a build number of 1A287b, while the old firmware had a build number of 1A276d. The 1.0.276 firmware that came out in June added anti-stalking security enhancements, and this new version likely just refines these features.

Because the firmware version has not changed, it is not possible to tell the new firmware from the old firmware in the Find My app, nor will it be apparent when the firmware of the ‌AirTags‌ has been updated.

There is no way to force an AirTag update, because it's something that's done over-the-air through a connected iPhone. To make sure the update happens, you can put your AirTag in range of your ‌iPhone‌, but you have to wait for the firmware to roll out to your device.

You can check your current AirTag firmware version through the Find My app.

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Top Rated Comments

Todd H Avatar
6 weeks ago
Mine has updated and so far Safari seems snappier. [emoji846]
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
axantas Avatar
6 weeks ago

what has an Airtag update got to do with Safari ?
1772 posts on MR and never heard about Safari getting snappier with almost every update of almost everything? Seriously? ?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eboychik Avatar
6 weeks ago
So, we don’t know what it does, we can’t tell if we have it, and we can’t force it to happen. Sounds like it’s worth the wait!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iamasmith Avatar
6 weeks ago
Well, I didn't get the update at all so did I miss a story saying that the previous one was yanked? I put my keys next to my iPhone whilst charging the phone overnight for ages and still no update.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IAmGLaDOS Avatar
6 weeks ago

what has an Airtag update got to do with Safari ?
You must be new here
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
6 weeks ago
This is pretty lit! I'm seeing kind of poor battery life on my launch day AirTags (down to 50% of battery already) and I assume this is going to help fix it!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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