Apple AirTag Tracker starts receiving firmware update, new features not yet announced: report

Apple AirTag has started to receive a new update that brings firmware version 1.0.291. The firmware update comes just a few months after Apple released an earlier version of the software that came to resolve stalking issues with the Bluetooth tracker. AirTag was launched in April to help people find and locate their precious items. Along with the normal support for Bluetooth and NFC, Apple has provided Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology in AirTag to provide accurate location tracking with compatible iPhone models.

As reported by 9to5Mac, the AirTag update carries build number 1A291a. Previous AirTag software carried firmware version 1.0.276 and ​​build number 1A287b.

Apple has yet to reveal what new features or improvements the update brings to its users. However, the last update released in June was quite significant and included anti-stalking features to address concerns that the AirTag could be used to stalk someone. This reduced the period of time after which the device plays an alert sound when separated from its owner from the previous three-day window to a “random” period between eight and 24 hours.

In announcing the latest update, Apple also confirmed that it was working on an Android app for the AirTag that would come later this year. The Android app will allow users to detect an AirTag separate from its owner and may be unexpectedly “travelling” with them. It will also work with other Find My network devices.

360 Gadgets contacted Apple to confirm the update release details. This report will be updated when we have a response.

How to get the Apple AirTag Update

Apple provides software updates for the AirTag over-the-air and when it approaches a connected iPhone. You can check if your AirTag has received the new firmware by going to Find My app on your iPhone. In the app, you need to choose your AirTag from the list of items available in Find My network and then tap its name to see the firmware version installed.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360 from New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360 and frequently writes about applications, computer security, Internet services and telecommunications developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please submit your leads and tips. Most

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