Apple made the long-awaited AirTag a reality in April 2021. The existence of the AirTag object finder has long been rumored and many were eager to get their hands on the latest one. gadget from Apple that would help them locate lost items through the Find My app.
However, it was quickly seen that it could help locate more than just an object. As users began to look for ways to attach AirTags to their pets and wondered if it was okay to put one in their child’s pocket, the question arose as to how it would be easy for someone to slip an AirTag into our bag or jacket without us realizing.
Initially, AirTags were designed to beep when removed from the registered iPhone after three days. This was designed to alert someone that an unknown AirTag might be on you.
But three days is terribly long, especially if your safety is at risk.
In early June, Apple released an update to firmware for AirTags. The main focus of this update was protection against harassment and it installs automatically.
The first update of the firmware It arrived in early June with version 1.0.276, build number 1A276d – an update towards the end of June had build number 1A287b and likely refines features added by the latest update.
After updating, the AirTags will beep first at eight o’clock and then at 24 o’clock. Other changes in the update of the firmware include better protection for AirTag owners using Android smartphones.
Apple also said it is working on an app for Android smartphones, which should make it easier to find AirTags in the region.
The update installs automatically and occurs when the AirTag is within Bluetooth range of your iPhone. If you want to make sure the update happens, just leave the AirTag next to your iPhone for a while with Bluetooth enabled.
Original article published in English on our sister site igamesnews UK.