Apple Releases New Firmware for AirTags

Apple today released a new firmware update designed for the AirTag item trackers. The refreshed firmware has a version number of 1.0.291 and a build number of 1A291a, up from 1A287b.

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There's no word on what new features the firmware might add, but firmware released back in June added anti-stalking enhancements.

There is no way to force an AirTag update, as 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, with instructions available in our how to.

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Top Rated Comments

gfurry Avatar
10 months ago
Anyone else annoyed by the lack of family sharing & overzealous stalking notifications for airtags? My kids complain they go off in class, & I can't find my other car keys because the airtag is my son's. We need family sharing now! This is just silly. The stalking features should be turned way down. How about 24 or 48 hours? If someone wants to stalk you they won't use airtags! It would also give you a little time to find your stolen items before the thieves are notified there is an airtag they need to destroy.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RalfTheDog Avatar
10 months ago
I think it is an update to allow the NSA to check the tags are not attached to devices containing child porn.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tobefirst ⚽️ Avatar
10 months ago
Family Sharing! Stat!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Böhme417 Avatar
10 months ago
Ha. Mine never updated to the previous “new firmware.”
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DempaX Avatar
10 months ago
1.0.276 on mine
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AgentWalker Avatar
10 months ago

Anyone else annoyed by the lack of family sharing & overzealous stalking notifications for airtags? My kids complain they go off in class, & I can't find my other car keys because the airtag is my son's. We need family sharing now! This is just silly. The stalking features should be turned way down. How about 24 or 48 hours? If someone wants to stalk you they won't use airtags! It would also give you a little time to find your stolen items before the thieves are notified there is an airtag they need to destroy.
??This??Is??Not??Meant??To??Track??People!!!????

don’t be upset if it’s not working the way you want if you’re using it outside of designed use!!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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