How to change the AirTag battery

How to change the AirTag battery

AirTag battery: Usually Apple does not release devices with replaceable batteries, but with the release of the AirTag tracker, this has changed. Recall that the tracker was presented at the spring presentation “Full Bloom”.

AirTag is similar to other search beacons like Tile, but it has a few extra features. For example, AirTag uses a very secure technology, and also helps to find out the most accurate location of things. Below we will tell you how to replace the beacon battery.

What batteries are suitable for AirTag?

The AirTag is powered by a standard CR2032 lithium battery . The interior of the AirTag is designed so that the metal contacts touch both sides of the battery.

Some CR2032 batteries are coated with a special chemical solution to prevent children from putting them in their mouths. This solution makes batteries bitter.

In addition, the solution affects the conductivity of the battery and may interfere with its contact with the AirTag. It can be cleaned manually, but it will be easier to just buy a battery without a “bitter coating”.

How to reset AirTag search tracker

Energizer batteries are a good option without this solution, so you can’t go wrong with them.

How do I know when it’s time to replace the AirTag battery?

When the AirTag’s battery runs low, a notification will appear on your iPhone. However, even after this notification, your AirTag may continue to work for several more months. Some costly features, like searching nearby, will be phased out before the AirTag stops working completely.

You can also check the battery level of your AirTag through the Find My app. Open the items tab and select your AirTag. If the charge level is low, you will see such a mark.

How to change the AirTag battery

The AirTag runs on a CR2032 battery, which is used for watches and other small devices. One battery should last about a year. You can buy it without problems in specialized stores and on the Internet.

  1. Turn the AirTag with the plastic side facing you so you can see the Apple logo.
  2. Press down on the AirTag and turn the steel part counterclockwise. The beacon housing will open.
  3. Remove the battery and insert a new one with the “+” side facing you.
  4. Return the steel part of the body to its place and turn it already clockwise.

That’s all. As you can see, changing the AirTag battery is very easy. You won’t have to do this often because the battery lasts about a year. You can check the battery level using the Latitude app. When it’s time to change it, you’ll be notified.


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