Apple finally shares what’s new in the latest AirTag firmware updates

Apple has released two firmware updates for its AirTag item tracker since November. However, the company has yet to detail what has changed with these updates. As noted by some users, Apple has finally shared what’s new with the latest AirTag firmware updates.

Here’s what’s changed with AirTag firmware updates 2.0.24 and 2.0.36

In a support article on Apple’s website, the company now details what’s new in AirTag firmware updates 2.0.24 and 2.0.36. AirTag firmware version 2.0.24, released on November 10, finally allows iPhone users to locate an unknown AirTag with Precision Finding.

This feature was announced by Apple earlier this year as part of the company’s move to prevent people from using AirTag for harassing purposes. When the iPhone detects an unknown AirTag moving with the user, the person can use Precision Finding combined with an audio alert to quickly locate and disable that AirTag.

Apple has also improved notification alerts when an AirTag that is separated from its owner travels with you. Of course, some of these features require an iPhone 11 or later, as they rely on the U1 chip with Ultra Wideband technology.

As for AirTag firmware update 2.0.36, released on December 12, Apple says it fixed an issue where the AirTag’s built-in accelerometer wouldn’t activate in certain scenarios. This sensor is likely used to help the iPhone detect when an AirTag is moving.

Updating an AirTag is not that intuitive

Unfortunately, there is no intuitive way to update an AirTag. Apple says Object Tracker automatically updates when it’s within range of the iPhone. Another thing to keep in mind is that AirTag firmware updates are rolled out in phases, so not everyone gets them at the same time.

Users can check the firmware version of their AirTags by going to the Find My app and tapping the AirTag name.


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