Many users reported that AirTags Precision Finding was not working for them. Some users reported that the function suddenly stopped working, while others said it worked perfectly. Users have reported that they receive the following error message.
Connected. Signal is weak. Try moving to another location.
Airtags can be used to locate items like keys, electronic devices and bags. Airtags’ precision finding feature allows you to pinpoint your items. You’ve reached the right place if you have difficulty locating AirTag items. This article will show you how to fix the problem.
Also see: AirTags not Pairing? Fix it
Precision Finding gives directions to AirTags and their exact distance. When the AirTag is within 40 yards, it works perfectly.
Some users have experienced connection problems with their AirTags due to the Precision Finding feature. Continue reading to learn how to fix this problem if you’re also experiencing it.
We’ve already pointed out that the Precision Finding UI within the Find My App shows the message ‘Signal weak’ when users try to locate their AirTags. Users claim that the Precision Locating UI displays the ‘With You’ message under Directions even though the AirTags may not be with them.
These fixes are applicable to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
What are Apple AirTags?
AirTags, a small, cylindrical tracker that is designed to help you find lost or stolen items using the Find My App, are small and compact. 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, it will be associated with your Apple ID. That’s all.
AirTags Precision Finding Not Working Problem
This is how to fix a problem with your Apple AirTags precision-finding system:
You must ensure that Find My is enabled in your device
Go to Settings > Your Name > Find My.
Turn Bluetooth off and back on
AirTags may not work if you turn Bluetooth off (Settings > Bluetooth)
Location Services must be enabled
Go to Settings > Privacy > Locator Services. If it is already turned on, turn it off and wait about 20 seconds before turning it back on.
System Services must be enabled
For more information, visit Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
Make sure Precision Finding is enabled
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, tap Find My, and then toggle on Precise Location. Also, make sure that “Ask Next time”, “While using the App,” and “While using the App or Widgets” are checked.
Keep checking for new updates
Check that your iPhone/iPad is running the most recent version of iOS/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 your network settings could resolve the issue. Resetting your network settings will cause the deletion of 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
Reset Location & Privacy settings
If AirTags precision not working is still an issue, reset all your location settings to factory default. It is easy. After the reset, your apps will no longer use Location Services. However, you can give access to them again. Here’s how it works:
- Open Settings.
- You can go to General.
- Scroll down and click Reset.
- Tap Reset Location & Privacy. Follow the instructions on screen.
Hidden debug mode is available in the AirTag settings, which includes the AirTags Precision Finding interface. This mode can be enabled and settings changed, either knowingly or not. This step is not applicable if you have never used the debug mode. This is how to check it:
Tap on the item’s title five times to activate the developer debug mode.
You will find the textual button at bottom. This allows you to toggle between “Proximity Mode” and “Interactive Mode”.
Make sure that the “Proximity Mode” is selected.
Now, tap the name five more times to exit debug mode
Contact Apple Support
You have tried everything, but AirTags precision finding still doesn’t work. Contact Apple Support for more assistance.
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