Easy Steps to Replace Apple AirTag Battery

We generally forget to pick up something important in any place or tend to misplace something such as keys, wallets, etc. So, it doesn’t sound like good especially if you’re missing out on an important thing so often. In that case, using an Apple AirTag can be helpful but what to do if the AirTag battery runs out? You can follow easy steps to replace Apple AirTag battery.

The best part is that an Apple AirTag runs with a replaceable battery which is quite commonly accessible in the online and offline market. That means AirTag users can easily buy a single unit of the battery and manually replace it on AirTag. This kind of battery mostly runs for a year without any issues which is also a great thing.

We should also mention that the AirTag replaceable battery costs less than 1 dollar (INR 30-40) which makes it more suitable for users to purchase and replace every year. To replace or change the battery, you don’t have to ask for any help. Now, if you also want to replace the AirTag battery then follow the steps below.

Easy Steps to Replace Apple AirTag Battery

Which Battery You will Require for AirTags?

Apple’s AirTag uses a CR2032 lithium CV coin battery (3V) which is commonly known as a ‘CMOS’ battery. This specific CR2032 CMOS battery is used in remote controls, radios, computer motherboards, toys, calculators, car key fobs, electronic accessories, door chimes, LED lights, pedometers, calorie counters, stopwatches, and more.

And this same CR2032 lithium CV coin battery can also be used on Apple AirTags quite easily. Apple recommends using a CR2032 battery that uses a bitter coating so that it doesn’t cause any health hazards to children by discouraging accidental ingestion. Currently, Duracell manufactures bitter-coating cell batteries.

If you don’t have children to mess with your AirTags or the CR2032 battery, you will find plenty of brands to choose from. You may find CR2032 in any stationary or electronics shop. Otherwise, order it online.

How to Know If Your AirTag Battery Needs a Replacement

There are two possible ways to know if you need to replace the battery on AirTag. So, without any delay, follow any of the methods below.

Method 01:

When the AirTag battery gets very low, your connected iPhone will receive a notification for the same as follows:

Easy Steps to Replace Apple AirTag Battery
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Method 02:

You can also check the Find My app to see if your AirTag battery needs a replacement or not:

  • Open the Find My app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Items tab.
  • Next, tap on the specific AirTag that you want to check the battery.
Easy Steps to Replace Apple AirTag Battery
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  • If the battery level is very low, you’ll be able to see the ‘Low Battery’ notification.
    • It’ll also show the Replace Battery notice under your AirTag’s name.

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Steps to Replace Apple AirTag Battery

As CR2032 (commonly known as ‘CMOS’) batteries are easy to change or replace, you can replace the battery in your AirTag by following the steps below.

Warning: AirTag battery cover and the battery itself may have a choking hazard or may cause other injury to small children. So, keep these items away from the reach of your small children.

  • Press down on the stainless steel battery cover of your AirTag.
  • Now, rotate the cover in anticlockwise to open it.
Easy Steps to Replace Apple AirTag Battery
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  • Remove the cover > Remove the battery.
  • Insert a new CR2032 lithium 3V coin battery (+ side will face upwards).
  • If the battery is properly inserted, you’ll hear a sound to confirm.
  • place the outer cover properly. Ensure that the battery and cover fit perfectly on the AirTag.
  • Next, press down the cover > Rotate the cover clockwise to tighten it.
  • You’re good to go.

That’s all it takes to replace the battery when it runs out of juice after close to a year’s worth of use. Now, head to the Find My app to check if there is a low-battery icon or a similar notification. Once you’ve replaced the battery, it should work just fine for another year or so.

Credit: Apple Support

Ravis Sharma
Ravis Sharma
Ravis Sharma, a tech expert, simplifies complex Android topics, offering clear news coverage and user-friendly how-to guides.

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