Apple has released a new firmware version for AirTag
What you need to know
- Apple has released a new firmware update for AirTag.
- The new update is firmware version 1.0.391 (build number 1A291a).
Apple has released a new firmware update for AirTag, the company's item tracker.
Today, the company is rolling out a new firmware update to AirTag with version 1.0.291. The build number for today's release is 1A301. The previous firmware was version 1.0.291 with build number 1A291e.
It's currently unclear exactly what the new firmware version is for. Apple does not currently provide release notes for a firmware release like it does for its operating system updates, so we'll have to wait and see if there are any noticeable differences between the previous release and this one. Firmware updates, while sometimes containing more notable features, are commonly also used for the usual round of bug fixes and performance improvements.
There is also no way to manually initiate a firmware update for AirTag. The best thing you can do is keep your AirTag near your iPhone and the firmware update should initiate on its own at some point.
If you want to see if your AirTag is running the latest firmware version, you can follow the instructions below:
- Open the Find My app
- Tap on the Items tab
- Choose an AirTag
- Tap on the name of the AirTag
If you want to take your AirTag experience to the next level, check out our list of the Best accessories for AirTags 2021.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
"There is also no way to manually initiate a firmware update for AirTag." For pete's sake, WHY? What would be wrong with, if you check the firmware level of your AirTag(s), you get a button, Update available. We just went through this with the MagSafe battery. Does seem the trick of plugging those into a Mac works. Both of mine updated over night.