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How to check AirTag charge


A little less than a year has passed since the start of sales of Apple’s branded geotag, in Russia AirTag sales began promptly by the beginning of summer 2021. This means that it’s time to think about checking the AirTag charge level. Initially, Apple stated that the battery should last exactly one year. If the Cupertians did not lie, then very soon the first owners of the beacon will have to change the battery in their gadget for the first time. It is important to do this on time, because due to a small charge, the device may start to work incorrectly or even turn off at the most inopportune moment. In today’s article, we will try to touch on all issues related to AirTag charging: we will discuss how to check the AirTag battery, what batteries are installed here, and how to replace them.

AirTag is perhaps the most unpopular gadget in the Apple ecosystem. I don’t know how things are abroad, but in Russia, according to my observations, they are used extremely rarely. For a long time, I did not dare to buy AirTag, it is a very expensive pleasure, but last week I broke down and bought it. Ordered AirTag here . It seems to have good reviews and is inexpensive. When I arrive, I will definitely tell you about my impressions.

How to check the AirTag charge level

On the one hand, it’s sad that Apple didn’t add AirTag to its proprietary widget with the charge level of all apple devices, on the other hand , there is no need to check the charge in AirTag every day. Apple claims that one battery lasts for 1 year, which is quite a lot.

  • Open the Find My app on your device.
  • Next, at the bottom of the display, tap on the Items icon.
  • Click on the icon with the AirTag on which you want to check the charge level.
  • The charge indicator is right below the name of your tag.

I must say, the icon with the battery charge is very small and does not catch the eye at all. No wonder users simply don’t see it. Plus, note that the AirTag’s charge is only shown as a battery icon. View AirTag charge in percentage , alas, impossible.

Do I need to charge AirTag?

After the start of AirTag sales in the early summer of 2021, many began to wonder: Do I need to charge AirTag ? No, AirTag, unlike all other Apple gadgets, does not need additional charging. A special battery is installed here, which can be replaced by any user.

How to change the AirTag battery

Anyone can change the battery in AirTag . There is no need to bring the beacon to a service center, you can always do it yourself.

To change the battery in AirTag , you need to:

  • With two fingers of both hands, press the AirTag from the side of the metal insert and turn it counterclockwise until it stops.
  • Next, you need to remove the cover and remove the battery.
  • Then insert a new 3V CR2032 battery with the plus sign up. After that, the beacon will signal that the battery has been successfully replaced.
  • Then carefully put the metal cover back on and turn it clockwise until it stops.

What batteries are in AirTag

The AirTag uses CR2032 batteries. You can find them in almost any supermarket or hardware store. Such batteries are used in almost every second accessory, so this is not a problem. However, please note that not all batteries are suitable for AirTag

I don’t have an AirTag yet, but after consulting with my colleagues, I found out that it’s better to buy an AirTag battery on Aliexpress. Firstly, the Chinese rarely apply a bitter coating, and secondly, batteries from hardware stores usually do not live up to their due date. Apparently, they just buy the cheapest ones.

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