Like most Apple products, AirTags are able to be updated with new software over-the-air, with Apple able to push new firmware when required.

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Apple in June released the first ‌AirTags‌ firmware update with anti-stalking security enhancements that will decrease the intervals in which an AirTag separated from its owner will play a sound. You can see if you have new firmware installed by checking your firmware version. Here's how:

  1. Open up the Find My App.
  2. Tap on the "Items" tab. airtag items tab
  3. Tap on the AirTag that you want to check in the list.
  4. In this view, tap on the name of the AirTag to see the current firmware version. airtags firmware version

The ‌AirTags‌ launched with firmware version 1.0.225, and the firmware update released in June has a version number of 1.0.276. If you see 1.0.276 under the firmware listing, that means your AirTag has been updated.

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

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Top Rated Comments

lovehateapple Avatar
8 months ago
Apple needs to invent golf balls with a Find My U1 chip in it, ? Would definitely speed up play if all golfers could easily find their errant shots. Who's with me on this? ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
8 months ago

Mine updated. Magic.
Pic or it didn't happen. :P
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RalfTheDog Avatar
8 months ago

Pic or it didn't happen. :p
Give me about 30 minutes and I will Photoshop a 227.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ImaxGuy Avatar
8 months ago

Despite my phone being in constant range of 2 out of the 3 AirTags, the firmware still hasn't updated. Day 3.
Same here. I've got two airTags sitting beside my iPhone for 10+ hrs a day. I'm just going to treat this firmware update as a rumour at this point….
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveClark1000 Avatar
18 weeks ago

Anyone able to explain why my AirTag is on firmware 1.0.291?
Could it be because that is the most current version? Hmmmmm
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
8 months ago
i had a "following" airtag notification pop up for me yesterday for my own airtag... i figured it had something to do with this update, but my airtags are still on .225
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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