If you’re already deep into the iOS ecosystem, then Apple’s Dunky Airtag Tracker is available as an easy way to keep track of your stuff. Unlike other Apple products though, you do not charge AirTag. So here’s what to do when the AirTag runs out of battery.
Designed to be attached to a pair of keys or rucksack, Airtag is a rival to the range of tilers and has deep integration with the iOS ecosystem. Rumors have been raised for this product that seems like an age, so it’s good to see that Apple finally left it in the wild. The system works with many of the best iPhones we’ve tested over the years.
You can buy the Airtag as a single unit (£ 29 / $ 29) or four-pack (£ 99 / $ 99) and many accessories are available. We’ve also detailed how to set up an AirTag with your iPhone – so if you’ve just picked up the tracker that’s a good place to start.
How to replace AirTags battery
AirTag uses a standard CR2032 coin cell battery, meaning it does not require recharging. When the battery dies, you replace it with another one. These special batteries are very common in supermarkets and other stores and on Amazon they are available in packs of 10 pounds for around £ 5 / $ 5.
Switching the battery is easy. Just flip the AirTag to its stainless steel side and push it down. The back should pop and then you can remove the cell. Pop in a new one and rethat the back panel.
How long does the airtag last
Apple claims that the coin cell battery inside the airtag should last for a year before being replaced. This is ideal because it is not something you really want to worry about running out of charge within a few days or weeks.
When your AirTag needs to replace the battery, you will get an alert on your iPhone so that it does not run out of power unintentionally.