Apple releases another revised version of its recent firmware update for AirTag

AirTag battery cover
AirTag battery cover (Image credit: Joe Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released AirTag firmware version 1A291e.
  • The update is another revised version of 1A291a which was released two weeks ago.
  • It is unclear what is changed in the most recent revised version.

AirTag is getting firmware updates three weeks in a row.

Spotted by MacRumors, Apple has released yet another revised version of the AirTag firmware update that was originally released two weeks ago.

Apple today released a second revised version of the AirTags firmware that was first provided to AirTags owners in late August. The new internal build number is 1A291e, up from 1A291c from the prior revision.

It's currently unclear why Apple adjusted the previously released firmware update (or the first one for that matter) and we're unlikely to find out. Apple does not provide release notes for firmware releases like it does for its software releases so there's no way to tell what is new with the latest update. It is safe to say that the updates contain the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

There is no way to manually initiate a firmware update for AirTag, but keeping it near your iPhone or iPad should start the update in the background at some point.

If you want to check if your AirTag is running the latest firmware version, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the Find My app
  2. Tap on the Items tab
  3. Choose an AirTag
  4. 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.

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

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.

1 Comment
  • "There is no way to manually initiate a firmware update for AirTag, but keeping it near your iPhone or iPad should start the update in the background at some point." At what point would that be? Left an Airtag sitting on or next to my iPhone for a day and they still show the firmware they came with (I'm assuming). It's before anything noted in these articles. This needs a 'check for update' button somewhere.