Apple's latest AirTag firmware update is now available to everyone
What you need to know
- Apple has rolled out the latest AirTag firmware update to all users.
- The same update has been available to a limited group of people for a few weeks.
It still isn't clear why the rollout was staggered.
After a few weeks of only making it available to some people, Apple has now begun to roll out its latest AirTag firmware update to all users.
The same firmware update has been available to a growing number of users over the past several weeks, but only now is Apple making it available to everyone. MacRumors reports that slight firmware build number changes have only been made to allow Apple to limit the update's rollout.
The last version, for example, with a build number of 1A291e changed nothing other than the rate limit on the percentage of AirTags users getting the update. That update set the limit to 25 percent, and another build released yesterday (1A291f) removes the deployment limit entirely, so all users should now be able to get the firmware update.
Apple doesn't offer any way for AirTag users to manually update their trackers' firmware. Instead, the process will take place automatically whenever an AirTag is near a connected iPhone.
Anyone wishing to check if an AirTag is running the latest firmware version 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
it also isn't clear exactly what this new firmware update has to offer, although it could be related to upcoming changes related to detection by Android devices.
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