AirTag, a valuable tracking device for Apple enthusiasts, facilitates effortless tracking of personal items like bags, keys, and wallets. While setting up an AirTag is a common process, resetting it might be less familiar to users. This guide intends to explore all facets of AirTag functionality and offer explicit, step-by-step instructions on how to reset it, ensuring it is ready for a new cycle of use.
You can accomplish the reset of an AirTag through two user-friendly methods, each serving specific scenarios.
Method 1: Resetting via the Find My App
Users in close proximity to their AirTag and using an iPhone or iPad can follow the steps in the following method:
- Open the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Navigate to the Items section and select your AirTag.
- Scroll down, tap “Remove Item,” and confirm the removal.
- After the third confirmation, the AirTag will unpair, emit a sound, and reset to default settings.
Method 2: Manual Reset for AirTag Not Associated with Your Apple ID
In situations where the AirTag has been removed from your Apple ID but is out of Bluetooth range, a manual reset is required:
- Press down on the steel battery cover, rotate it anticlockwise, and remove it.
- Take out the battery, reinsert it, and press down until a sound is heard.
- Repeat the battery removal and insertion four more times.
- The fifth time, a distinct sound will indicate the AirTag is reset and ready to pair.
- Reattach the steel battery cover by aligning the tabs and rotating it clockwise.
Congratulations on successfully resetting your AirTag! This guide aimed to simplify the process, offering step-by-step instructions for both digital and manual methods. If you found this information helpful, consider sharing it with friends and family.