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What to do if your Airtag is not updating the location?

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Apple’s AirTag is a handy device designed to help you keep track of your belongings. However, like any technology, it may encounter issues from time to time. One common concern users may face is the AirTag not updating its location as expected.

This article discusses why Airtag is not updating the location and what you can do if Airtag is not updating the location.

Below we have discussed:

Also read: Does AirTag work on Android?

Why Airtag is not updating the location?

There are various reasons that might interfere with the location update and they are mentioned below:

  • Airtag is out of range.
  • Airtag is out of battery.
  • Bluetooth or location services are disabled.
  • Airtag is not registered to personal ID.

How to fix the issue?

Here are a five methods that might help you fix the issue:

Check Airtag connectivity

Ensure that your Airtag is within Bluetooth range of your iOS device. The Airtag relies on Bluetooth connectivity to update its location. If your Airtag is too far away or obstructed by walls or other obstacles, it might not update its location.

Check Airtag battery

If your Airtag is still not updating its location, check the battery status in the Find My app. If the battery is low or depleted, replace it with a new CR2032 coin cell battery. A low battery can affect the Airtag’s ability to communicate and update its location.

Check out our article to learn how to check the Airtag battery

Enable Bluetooth and Location services

Make sure to turn on Bluetooth and Location Services on your iPhone or iPad. If these settings are turned off, your device won’t be able to connect with the Airtag or keep track of its location. You can easily check and activate these options by going to the Control Center or the Settings app on your iOS device.

Enable location

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the Privacy option.
  • Tap on the Location Services option.
  • Now, turn the toggle on beside the Location Services.

Enable Bluetooth

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPad and tap on Bluetooth.
  • Turn the toggle off beside the Bluetooth.

Register Airtag to personal ID

Ensure that your Airtag is linked to your personal Apple ID. If it’s registered under managed IDs, commonly used in business or institutional setups, there might be issues connecting with Airtags. By registering the Airtag with your personal ID, you ensure it operates seamlessly within the Find My network.

Reset Airtag

If nothing else works, consider resetting the Airtag. Go to the Find My app, pick the Airtag, and opt to remove it. After that, add the Airtag back to your account. This step can create a new connection between the Airtag and your iOS device, potentially resolving any issues.

Also read: What to do if AirTag is not showing up?

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