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Why is my AirTag beeping?

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Apple’s AirTag is an amazing tool for users to keep track of their belongings. This small and effective device is crafted to effortlessly work with the Apple ecosystem, using Bluetooth technology to assist you in finding and recovering your valuables. However, there may be instances where you find it beeping unexpectedly.

In this article, we have discussed why the AirTag is beeping and different methods to stop the beeping of your AirTag.

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Why is your AirTag beeping?

Here are a few reasons why your AirTag is beeping:

If your AirTag disconnects from your phone through Bluetooth, it emits a beeping sound. However, the beeping doesn’t kick in right away. Typically, when an AirTag hasn’t connected to your phone for 8 to 12 hours, it starts chiming to alert you about the lost connection.

An unfamiliar AirTag is keeping tabs on you

There have been instances where individuals used an AirTag to monitor someone else’s movements. If you hear beeping and discover an unknown tracker beneath your car or bike seat, an AirTag might be tracking your real-time location without your knowledge.

Your iPhone will notify you about an unfamiliar AirTag, and to halt tracking, you can remove the battery and notify the authorities. Occasionally, if you share your car or luggage with family members and accidentally leave your AirTag, it starts beeping after remaining out of range for a few hours.

The AirTag indicates a lost item

When attempting to locate a lost wallet or remote using the AirTag in the Find My app, the device emits beeps to provide a precise location. While detailed directions are available in the Find My app, the continuous beeping makes it convenient to find your remote or keys tucked away in unexpected places, like under a pillow.

Your AirTag also produces sound when it mistakenly activates lost mode. You must confirm active tracking in the Find My app and disable the lost mode to confirm this.

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How to make AirTag stop beeping?

Below are a few ways that might help you make your AirTag stop beeping:

Update your AirTag

Apple frequently rolls out updates for the AirTag to introduce new features and address any bugs. Make sure your AirTag is connected to your iPhone through Bluetooth and kept nearby. The AirTag should automatically update itself to the latest firmware.

Disable Lost mode

You may have mistakenly enabled the lost mode; make sure to disable it. Here are the steps to disable the lost mode:

  • On your iPhone, open the Find My app. Tap on the Items tab, scroll through your items and tap on your AirTag.
  • Scroll down and under Lost Mode; if it is enabled, tap on it.
  • Now, tap on the Turn off Lost Mode button.
  • Tap on Turn off to confirm your action.

Enable Bluetooth

The Apple AirTag relies on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to stay linked with your iPhone and indicate the location of misplaced items. If you turn off Bluetooth on your phone, the AirTag might start beeping to inform you that the connection has been lost. Here are the steps to enable Bluetooth:

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

Re-Pair your AirTag

Re-pairing the AirTag with your iPhone is an efficient way to troubleshoot common issues with your AirTag; here are the steps:

  • On your iPhone, open the Find My app. Tap on the Items tab, scroll through your items and tap on your AirTag.
  • Scroll down in the AirTag settings and tap on the Remove Item.
  • Tap on Remove to confirm your action.

Once you have removed the AirTag, restart your phone and add the AirTag again.

Reset AirTag

As your last resort, you can reset your AirTag. Resetting the AirTag is a straightforward process; here are the steps to do that:

  • Remove the Stainless steel cover of your AirTag by pressing it and rotating it anti-clockwise.
  • Remove the battery and place it back; it will beep once. You have to perform this step five times, and you will hear a different beep the fifth time.
  • After that, put the cover back and pair it with your iPhone.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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