Apple today released a new firmware update designed for AirTag item trackers. The updated firmware has a version number of 1A301, down from 1A291.

New AitTag Firmware
It’s unclear what new features the firmware might add at this point, as Apple hasn’t provided release notes.

It is not possible to force an AirTag update, as it is something that is done over the air via a connected iPhone. To ensure the update takes place, you can bring your AirTag within range of your ‌‌iPhone‌‌, but you must wait for the firmware to roll out to your device. You can check your current AirTag firmware version through the Find My app, with instructions available in our How To.

It should be noted that Apple plans to release this firmware over time, so not everyone will see it right away. 1% of AirTag users will receive it today, 10% on May 3, 25% on May 9, and it will go fully live for everyone on May 13.

This staggered release schedule allows Apple to ensure that the firmware update works as expected before rolling it out to all users.

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