Apple releases revised version of week-old AirTag firmware update
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 firmware version 1A291a only lasted a week.
AirTag is getting firmware updates two weeks in a row.
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:
- 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.
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.