Apple Releases AirTags Firmware Update

Apple today released a new firmware update designed for its AirTag item trackers, with the firmware featuring an updated build number of 2A36, up from the 2A24e firmware that Apple started releasing in November. Note that when you install the update, you will see a 2.0.36 version number.

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There is no word yet on what's included in the update, but Apple may provide a support document with details.

It is not possible 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.

Curiously, Apple started providing the prior 2A24e AirTags firmware on a rolling basis in November, but ultimately pulled the update before it saw a full launch. The new firmware released today replaces that version.

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Top Rated Comments

BGPL Avatar
21 months ago
Apple: We have new firmware for AirTags!
Customer: Cool, what's new in the firmware?
Apple: We may or may not tell you at some point. But you should install it.

Only Apple.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
21 months ago
All my tags are showing 1.0.301
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
21 months ago
Yay, another software update my 4 airtags will never receive.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ralph_sws Avatar
21 months ago
I'm so excited ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macintosh Quadra 840av Avatar
21 months ago

Either removed features or increased power consumption for higher turnover rate.
:rolleyes: AirTags use a CR2032 battery, the most common watch battery out there. They cost about 60¢ and should last about a year.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jjm3 Avatar
21 months ago

how do you see which version u have? mine doesnt display this
In the Find My app's Items pane, tap one of your AirTags, and then on the individual AirTag's screen, tap underneath the name (where it says "With You / Now") and it'll toggle back and forth from serial number and firmware version back to location.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)