Apple Shares What’s New in the Latest AirTag Firmware Updates

Apple Shares What’s New in the Latest AirTag Firmware Updates

Apple has released two firmware updates for its AirTag item tracker over the last month or so. However, the Cupertino firms hadn’t revealed what changes the updates brought. As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has finally shared what’s new.

In a support article on Apple’s website, the company details what’s new in AirTag firmware updates 2.0.24 and 2.0.36.

AirTag Firmware Update 2.0.36

  • Resolves an issue with the accelerometer not activating in certain scenarios.

AirTag Firmware Update 2.0.24

  • Enables Precision Finding to help locate an unknown AirTag detected moving with you.
  • If your iPhone is awake, a notification alerts you when an AirTag that’s separated from its owner is traveling with you and emitting a sound to indicate it has been moved. 

These features require iOS 16.2 or later.

Precision Finding requires a supported iPhone model with Ultra Wideband

AirTag firmware updates install automatically when an AirTag is in range of your iPhone. The process is similar to how Apple updates the firmware of its AirPods lineup.

Checking your AirTag firmware version is a bit roundabout.

  1. Open the Find My application on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Items tab in the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Select your AirTag from the list of displayed items by tapping on the name of the AirTag.
  4. Your AirTag’s serial number and firmware version should be displayed.

If your AirTag has not yet been updated, be patient. Just make sure your AirTag is in range of your iPhone and it will automatically update when the time comes.