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.

Top Rated Comments

lovehateapple Avatar
38 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: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveClark1000 Avatar
34 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: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
38 months ago

Mine updated. Magic.
Pic or it didn't happen. :P
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RalfTheDog Avatar
38 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)
DenniSundaY Avatar
38 months 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: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ImaxGuy Avatar
38 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)

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