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What you need to know

  • Apple has released a new firmware update for AirTag.
  • The new update is firmware version 1.0.291 (build number 1A291a).

Apple has released a new firmware update for AirTag, the company's new item tracker.

As reported by 9to5Mac, the company is rolling out a new firmware update to AirTag with version 1.0.291 (build number 1A291a).

Today's new release of AirTag firmware is version 1.0.291, and it features build number 1A291a. Prior to today, the most recent version of AirTag firmware was version 1.0.276 and build number 1A287b.

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 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:

  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.

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Bottom line: For iPhone owners, this is the best item tracker on the market right now. With simple pairing and easy-to-use software, AirTags are a kind excellent Apple product of the same vintage as Apple's AirPod family.

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