Today Apple released a new firmware update designed for AirTag item trackers. The firmware features an updated version number of 2A36, up from the 2A24e firmware Apple started releasing in November. Note that when the update is installed, you will see a version number of 2.0.36.


There’s no word yet on what’s included in the update, but Apple may provide a support document with the details.

The AirTag cannot be forced to update, as it is something that is done over the air through a connected iPhone. To make sure the update happens, you can place your AirTag in range of your iPhone‌‌, but you have to wait for the firmware to be rolled out to your device. You can check your current AirTag software version through the Find My app, with instructions on how to do so.

Curiously, Apple started offering the previous 2A24e AirTags firmware on a rolling basis in November, but eventually pulled the update before seeing a full launch. The new firmware released today supersedes this version.

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