Why is My AirTag Beeping?

February 5, 2024
David Sunnyside

Apple’s AirTag is a useful device for keeping track of those things that tend to get lost or misplaced, but some users have noted that the accessory occasionally starts beeping unnecessarily. This article will explore why your AirTag might beep, and provide some simple troubleshooting steps to help you resolve the issue.

One of the most common reasons that an AirTag will start beeping is that it’s triggered its lost mode. This feature is designed to help you find your device if it becomes separated from its host iPhone, and typically begins beeping about six hours after separation. You can turn off lost mode in the 'Find My' app by opening the AirTag details page and selecting the option to disable Lost Mode.

It could also be that the AirTag is paired with another iPhone and it’s trying to connect to that instead of yours. You can test this by disconnecting the AirTag from your iPhone and then re-adding it to the 'Find My' app. If this is the case, you’ll need to reset the Bluetooth connection between your iPhone and the AirTag in order to resolve the beeping issue.

Other reasons that an AirTag may be beeping unexpectedly include a low battery, out-of-range alerts, or being tampered with by someone who wants to remove it from the item you’ve attached it to. By following some simple troubleshooting steps like resetting settings, changing the battery, or re-pairing the device with your iPhone, you can usually resolve these issues and prevent them from occurring in the future.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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