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 2021 released the first ‌AirTags‌ firmware update with anti-stalking security enhancements that decreased the intervals in which an AirTag separated from its owner will play a sound. Additional firmware updates have been released since that time.

Here's how to check your firmware version:

  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 Apple has rolled out updated firmware versions every few months since, usually on a staggered basis.

There is no way to force an AirTag update, as 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
13 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: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveClark1000 Avatar
9 months 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: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
13 months ago

Mine updated. Magic.
Pic or it didn't happen. :P
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RalfTheDog Avatar
13 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
12 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)
djcerla Avatar
9 months ago

LOL both of mine are still on .276!
Ok so it looks like 1.0.291 is the newest version released about 15 hrs ago.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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