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

Apple_Robert Avatar
3 weeks ago

Mine updated. Magic.
Pic or it didn't happen. :P
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RalfTheDog Avatar
3 weeks ago

Pic or it didn't happen. :p
Give me about 30 minutes and I will Photoshop a 227.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lovehateapple Avatar
3 weeks 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: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
3 weeks 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)
Bazooka-joe Avatar
3 weeks ago
Mine are still on .225 too
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DenniSundaY Avatar
2 weeks ago

Apparently we are thinking it wrong. I would have figured 24 hours in a solid wifi signal area, and sitting on top of the iPhone ON THE CHARGER would be the secret sauce. And, nope...

I haven't tried the warriors pose with perpendicular pointed feet. Hmm...
Minimize Bluetooth connections and Staying in close proximity to the AirTag while precisely hitting the ‘play sound’ button so the chirp from the AirTag matches the high notes in Sia’s Chandelier also didn’t work.

Weird, because that worked for me with my AirPods the last time. Only it was a bit different, I had to open and close the lid rapidly to match the part in the opening theme from Friends where they stomp on the floor really fast…
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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