Apple Rolls Out AirTag Firmware Update: Rollout Plan & FAQs

AirTag Firmware Update

Apple has initiated the deployment of a fresh firmware update for its AirTag item trackers. This firmware, identified with a build number of 2A73 (2.0.73), supersedes the previous 2A61 firmware released in October.

What’s in the New Firmware?

Although Apple typically provides release notes for AirTag firmware updates, the documentation for this particular release has not been updated yet. Consequently, details regarding the contents of the update remain undisclosed.

Rollout Plan

The rollout of today’s firmware will follow a phased approach. Initially, one percent of users will receive the update, followed by an expansion to 10 percent on March 26. Subsequently, on April 2, the update will extend to 25 percent of users, culminating in full availability to all users on April 9.

How to Update

Updating an AirTag’s firmware cannot be forced and is conducted over-the-air through a connected iPhone. To ensure the update is applied, users need to bring their AirTag within proximity of their iPhone. However, the update will only be installed once it becomes available for the specific device. Users can verify their current AirTag firmware version using the Find My app, with detailed instructions provided in our guide on how to check firmware versions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How can I check if my AirTag has received the new firmware update?

You can check the firmware version of your AirTag through the Find My app on your connected iPhone. Navigate to the AirTag’s details, and you’ll find the firmware version listed there.

2. Can I manually force the firmware update on my AirTag?

No, the firmware update process for AirTags is automatic and conducted over-the-air through your connected iPhone. You can ensure your AirTag receives the update by bringing it into proximity with your iPhone.

3. What should I do if my AirTag doesn’t receive the update during the scheduled rollout?

If your AirTag doesn’t receive the update during the scheduled rollout, ensure that it’s within range of your connected iPhone and wait for the update to become available for your device. The rollout process may take some time to reach all users.

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