Your new AirTags are not working properly? It’s not a problem. This is how to fix AirTags not functioning issue.
These fixes are applicable to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
What are Apple AirTags?
AirTags, a small, cylindrical tracker that is small and compact can be used to locate lost or stolen items using the Find My App. AirTags are ultra-wideband technology that uses Apple’s existing network to ping each other to locate your missing item.
How do I set up Apple AirTags
It is easy to set up. To activate the AirTag, take the device out from the box. It should be held near your compatible mobile device. The tracker will then detect it and prompt you for setting it up. After naming your AirTag, you can choose the device that it will be responsible for tracking. Once the AirTag has been registered to your Apple ID, that’s all there is to it. Continue reading if your AirTags are not working.
How to fix AirTags that aren’t working
This is how to fix an Apple AirTags problem.
Turn Bluetooth off and back on
AirTags may not work if you turn Bluetooth off (Settings > Bluetooth)
Keep checking for new updates
Check that your iPhone/iPad is running the most recent version of iOS or iPadOS. To check for updates, go to Settings > General > Software update.
Restart your iPhone
Restart your iPhone/iPad and then try again using the Airtag. Here’s how it works:
iPhone X, 11 and newer models, as well as iPads without a Home button: Hold the volume up or down and the side buttons together, until you see the power-off slider. Drag the slider left to right. Allow your device to turn off for a few seconds. Hold the side button down until you see Apple’s logo. Slide the slide around and wait for your device’s complete turn-off. Next, press and hold down the power button until the Apple logo appears.
Change the battery
Recharge the AirTag battery. Your iPhone will notify you when your battery is low. This could indicate a connection problem. AirTags use a basic CR2032 lithium battery. Here’s how to change the battery.
If you don’t, ensure that your silver side faces you.
Continue pressing down on the stainless-steel and rotating counterclockwise, while pressing down.
When the silver top is loose, remove it.
Take out the old battery and replace it.
Reinstall the stainless steel bottom.
Continue rotating the cover clockwise by pressing down until it stops.
Make sure you have strong Wi-Fi and cellular connections
Try restarting your Wi Fi router/modem if your Wi Fi signal is slow. Unplugging your device (wait 30 seconds), then plugging it back in is the best way to do this.
Reset Network Settings
Resetting network settings can resolve the airTags not functioning issue. Resetting your network settings will delete Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VPN settings. Here’s how to do it:
Go to Settings > General >Reset > Reset Network Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
When asked, please enter your passcode.
The device will then restart.
Reset Your AirTags
Step 1: Press the AirTag’s back stainless steel battery cover down, and then rotate it.
Step 2: Disconnect the battery, then replace it.
Step 3: Hold down the button until you hear a sound.
Step 4: Repeat the procedure four times until the sound stops. The battery must be removed and replaced. Press down until the sound is heard. To reset your AirTag, you will hear five different sounds.
Step 5: Now put the stainless-steel cover back on. Align the tabs and press the button until you hear a click.
Step 6: Turn the cover clockwise to ensure a perfect fit
Contact Apple Support
You have tried everything, but AirTags still won’t work. For further assistance, contact Apple Support.
Are AirTags not Working? Problem fixed
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