1. Make sure that your iPhone is using iOS 14.5 or later. Learn how to update your iPhone.
2. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone.
3. Connect it with your AirTag. Make sure that your AirTag is in the Bluetooth range of your iPhone.
4. Your iPhone will start to install the AirTag firmware updates automatically.
After a couple of minutes, you can try to check the AirTag firmware version using the method above once again. The firmware version should have been updated to the latest version by now.
Incoming AirTag Updates
- Precision Finding: This feature allows recipients of unwanted tracking alerts to pinpoint an unknown AirTag. When an unknown AirTag is in range, iPhone 11 and iPhone 13 users can utilize Precision Finding to see its distance and direction. Precision Finding combines sound, haptics, and visual feedback to guide an iPhone user to the AirTag as they move.
- Display alert with sound: When AirTag detects movement with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, your device will display an alert that you can take action on, including playing a sound or using Precision Finding, if available. This will help if the AirTag is hard to hear or if the AirTag speaker has been tampered with.
- Refining unwanted tracking alert logic: This update will tell users that an unknown AirTag or Find My network accessory may be traveling with them.
- Tuning AirTag’s sound: Currently, iOS users can play a sound to help find an unknown AirTag. Apple is planning to change the tone sequence to use more of the strongest tones to help find an unknown AirTag.
However, there is no information on when those new updates will be ready for everyone. Let’s just hope they’ll come soon.
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