Is your Apple AirTag about to die?


AirTags are a great device to own, especially when it comes to keeping track of your belongings, your keys, your pets, whatever.

Apple’s revolutionary trackers don’t last forever. There comes a time, usually less than a year, when the AirTag battery needs to be replaced.

Do you know how to tell if your Apple AirTag is about to die? And do you know how to change the battery? If you answered no to both of these questions, we’ve got you covered.

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How to check the battery level on your Apple Airtag

Usually, you will receive a notification on your iPhone that your AirTag battery needs to be replaced soon. Yet we all miss notifications sometimes, and you want to make sure you know how to do it when the time comes so you can continue to keep track of everything.

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  • open the find me App and tap unit Tab.
  • Tap on Airtag you want to check And if the battery is close to being exhausted, you will see a warning that says this Battery is low And a prompt to change it
Notification Airtag battery is low

Notification Airtag battery is low (apple)

How to change the battery on the Airtag

  • Open AirTag by White base facing down. The Apple logo should be in front of you
  • Using two fingers, Press on two points Next to the logo on the stainless-steel battery cover on your AirTag
  • Twist the cap counterclockwise. After replacing the cap, you can remove the cover and the battery
  • Insert a new battery and make sure to replace the cover Three tabs on the cover consistent with Three slots on the airtag
  • Then rotate the cover Clockwise Until it stops

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My pro tip: Some batteries such as Duracell are sold with a bitter coating to prevent children from swallowing them. Remove that bitter layer with an alcohol wipe before placing it in the airtag. Otherwise, the battery will have difficulty contacting the AirTag.

Airtag battery

What type of batteries should I use for my AirTag?

Uses a coin battery called AirTag CR 2032 Lithium 3V. You can buy these at almost any electronics, hardware, or regular drug store where you would buy batteries.

I personally order mine from Amazon, because it is a4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell BatteryFor less than $8 at time of publication. Also, at the time of publication, this product had over 234,000 global ratings with 81% giving the product 5 stars.

Amazon sells the basic Apple AirTag

Amazon sells the basic Apple AirTag (Amazon)

Get Amazon Basics Lithium Batteries

How to extend the life of your AirTag battery

Enable Lost Mode only when needed: missing mode Uses more battery power because it increases the frequency at which the AirTag communicates with nearby devices. Just turn on missing mode When you need to find something lost.

Reduce the number of notifications: You can customize the number of notifications you receive from your AirTag in the Find My app. Reducing the number of notifications can help save battery life.

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Close the AirTag when not in use: If you are not using the AirTag for an extended period of time, turn it off to save battery life. You can do this by removing the battery or using the Find My app to install it missing modewhich will disable AirTag until you reactivate it.

Avoid extreme temperatures:Leaving your AirTag in a hot car or in cold conditions for long periods of time can drain its battery more quickly.

Try not to overuse your Airtag:It is recommended not to exceed device usage limits. Specifically, the AirTag is designed to operate for up to 1 year, assuming no more than 4 play sound events and 1 precision detection event per day. Excessive use of these functions can drain the AirTag battery quickly.

Someone has an Apple Airtag in San Francisco, March 14, 2022.

Someone has an Apple Airtag in San Francisco, March 14, 2022. (The Washington Post via Melina Mara/Getty Images)

At the time of publishing, the Apple AirTag has 99,700+ global ratings with 84% giving the product 5 stars on Amazon.

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Were these instructions helpful? Let us know if you have any problems with your AirTag battery.

Related: Here’s proof that some airlines aren’t fans of Airtag trackers

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