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Dog Bone Malone

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Jan 25, 2023
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Muffsville, Jannerbama. Uk.
I mean, how long should it take? Whenever I can, I've kept my air tags close to my phone. Two weeks later, they're still on the old firmware. All settings required to instigate a firmware update have been checked and are enabled.

Any idea folks?
 

BugeyeSTI

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Aug 19, 2017
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Arizona/Illinois
Can't help you other than I opened find my and tapped on my AirTag to see the firmware version then left find my open with the AiTag next to it. I must of done that a bunch of times for a few days. Then I did the same thing a couple of days later and within 20 minutes the AirTag updated. Couldn't tell you why or what triggered it . Wish Apple would change the way AirTags and AirPods update and make it user initiated..
 
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MTShipp

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Mar 25, 2009
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I have one that is two versions behind on 1.0.301 and no matter what I do it won’t upgrade. I tried what @BugeyeSTI recommended and kept waking my phone for hours. It is already on it’s second battery since I have had it since release day. So it is possible for it to upgrade. But still no go.
 
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Dog Bone Malone

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Original poster
Jan 25, 2023
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Muffsville, Jannerbama. Uk.
I have one that is two versions behind on 1.0.301 and no matter what I do it won’t upgrade. I tried what @BugeyeSTI recommended and kept waking my phone for hours. It is already on it’s second battery since I have had it since release day. So it is possible for it to upgrade. But still no go.
There seems to be no logical reasoning as to how/when/why they update when they do. I had given up and not checked my air tags for a while, then for some reason, I had a quick check of the firmware and it had updated! Go figure!
 

ovbacon

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Feb 13, 2010
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What firmware version are they suppose to be on? Because as Whigu said, before now I haven't checked and/or cared much about it but I guess it is good for them to stay up to date.
 

JapanApple

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Sep 16, 2022
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they do after a while. have six they all updated 2 days after. but in recent times it takes time. One has been in the car for about a few days, it's updated. no special ways to help it go faster.
 

ZebraDude

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Sep 7, 2014
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Naperville, IL
For what it’s worth. I purchased a AirTag 4 pack from Costco I just activated one on my keychain it was on firmware 1xxxx ( sorry I have forgotten which one) I placed my keychain next to my iPhone 13 pro max with its Bluetooth on next to the keychain and it was updated to the latest in under an hour.

 

nlkccom

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Sep 18, 2008
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My tags are still on 1.0.291. Kept the tags close to my phone. None of them upgraded.
 

msackey

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Oct 8, 2020
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Would it help to restart the iPhone or whatever device is being used to push the firmware to the AirTags? I imagine that there's something stuck on the device that is capturing the firmware to be pushed to the AirTags.
 

JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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Leave the Find My app open. Keep the AirTags close. It updated within 10 minutes for my new Tags.
 
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