Apple’s AirTag tracker is getting a firmware update, although no new features have been revealed yet: Report

Apple's AirTag tracker is getting a firmware update, although no new features have been revealed yet: Report

The Apple AirTag has allegedly begun getting a new firmware update, version 1.0.291. The firmware upgrade arrives just a few months after Apple issued a prior software revision to address concerns about stalking with the Bluetooth tracker. The AirTag was introduced in April to assist consumers in finding and locating lost valuables. Apple has included Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology on the AirTag, in addition to standard Bluetooth and NFC compatibility, to allow accurate location tracking with compatible iPhone models.

The AirTag update provides build number 1A291a, according to 9to5Mac. The previous version of the AirTag software was 1.0.276 with the build number 1A287b.

Apple hasn’t said what new features or enhancements the update would bring to its consumers. The most recent upgrade, which was published in June, includes anti-stalking capabilities in response to fears that the AirTag might be used to stalk someone. It changed the time after which the gadget plays an alerting sound when it is away from its owner from the previous three days to a “random” time between eight and 24 hours.

While announcing the most recent upgrade, Apple also stated that an Android app for the AirTag will be released later this year. The Android software will allow users to detect an AirTag that has become separated from its owner and may be “travelling” with them without their knowledge. Other Find My network gadgets will also function with it.

Apple has been contacted by Gadgets 360 to confirm the update’s distribution specifics. When we get feedback, we will update this report.

How can I obtain the latest Apple AirTag update?

Apple upgrades the AirTag’s firmware over-the-air and when it comes into contact with a linked iPhone. By heading to the Find My app on your iPhone, you can see if your AirTag has gotten the updated software. Choose your AirTag from the list of objects accessible on the Find My network in the app, then press its name to see the firmware version loaded.

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