Apple releases revised version of its week-old firmware update for AirTag

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What you need to know

  • Apple has released AirTag firmware version 1A291c.
  • The update is a revised version of 1A291a which was released last week.
  • It is unclear what is changed in the revised version.

AirTag is getting firmware updates two weeks in a row.

Spotted by MacRumors, Apple has released a revised version of the AirTag firmware update that was originally released last week.

Apple today released a revised version of the AirTags firmware that was first provided to AirTags owners last week. The new internal build number is 1A291c, up from 1A291a.

It's currently unclear why Apple adjusted the previously released firmware update and we'll likely never know. Apple does not provide release notes for firmware releases so there's no way to tell what is new with the update like we can with software releases. 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 should start the update in the background on its own 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

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.