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5 Ways to Fix Airtag Randomly Making Noise (2022)

Airtag Randomly Making Noise
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Wondering how to fix Airtag randomly making noise

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iPhone users can use Airtag to track their assets. You can attach the Airtag to your valuable things or assets like keys, wallets, backbages, etc.

Mostly Airtag makes noise because it has been separated from its owner’s phone range.

However, several users have recently complained about an issue with Airtag in which the Airtag makes a noise when moved, even when it is close to the iPhone. 

There are a number of reasons why your Airtags continue to beep even when you aren’t moving or tracking anything. It’s possible that you’ve left the “Play Sound” option ON or that the safety alarms get activated one way or another.

In this guide, we are going to look at the different ways to fix the Airtag randomly making noise.

1. Disable Item Safety Alerts

2. Remove and Reconnect Airtag

3. Reset Airtag

4. Make sure Bluetooth is turned ON

5. Update the firmware

We will discuss each of these in detail below.

Disable Item Safety Alerts

An Airtag is designed for item tracking. Most of the time, the Find My app’s Item Safety Alerts feature is enabled by default when you attach it to one of your items. You can disable this feature if your Airtag is generating unwanted noises.

Follow the below steps to disable Item Safety Alerts.

On your iPhone or iPad, open the Find My app.

Now, in the bottom-right corner, go to the Me tab.

Me tab

Turn off the Item Safety Alerts toggle on this page.

Item Safety Alerts

Tap Disable when a confirmation pop-up opens.

Disable

Note: Keep in mind that this feature is for the protection of your item, and turning it off may allow others to monitor you without your knowing. Even when you’re moving with it, your Airtag will no longer make sounds.

Remove and Reconnect Airtag

Another option for resolving the problem with Airtag making noises is to remove it from your Find My app and set it up as a new tracker. Follow the below steps to remove and reconnect Airtag.

On your iPhone or iPad, open the Find My app.

To connect Airtag to an item, go to the Items section and tap on the name of the item.

Items section

Scroll down until you see the option Remove Item.

Remove item

Tap it, then confirm by tapping Remove, then Remove again.

Remove

Close the Find My app and place the AirTag nearby to your iPhone. When the Connect animation with Airtag appears, tap it to pair it again with your iPhone.

Reset Airtag

If removing and reconnecting does not solve the problem, you might try resetting the Airtag. Here’s how to reconnect after resetting your Airtag.

Remove the battery from an Airtag to reset it. To do so, press and rotate your AirTag’s stainless steel lid anticlockwise until it stops revolving.

Remove the battery by removing the lid.

Remove the battery and repeat the process 5 times more.

The reset is complete when the AirTag plays a different sound for the 5th time.

Reset Airtag

After then, you can use the Find My app to reconnect it to your item. And it’s possible that this will eliminate the annoying beeping.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned ON

If Airtag’s Bluetooth is turned off, it will believe it has lost connection with the iPhone and, as a result, will produce noise when moved.
So make sure your iPhone’s Bluetooth is turned on, as this will help the Tag in detecting your phone.

Update the firmware

Apple has also released a software update for Airtags, which addresses the issue of Airtag sounds playing unnecessarily. So, if nothing else works, updating your Airtag to the newest firmware is the only way to permanently fix this issue.

Keep your AirTag in range of your iPhone. Make sure your phone is connected to the internet to ensure that the update reaches your Airtag.

We hope that by following the steps outlined above, you will be able to resolve the Airtag continuous beeping issue on your iPhone or iPad. 

What to Do If You Find an AirTag Making a Sound?

Apple’s AirTag item trackers use the Find My network on iOS devices to keep track of personal belongings like keys, wallets, backpacks, baggage, and more. 

When an Airtag is separated from its owner for an extended period of time, it produces a sound to alert those nearby. Here’s what you can do if you find an AirTag after hearing it make a sound and want to help restore it to its proper owner.

Tap and hold the white side of the Airtag on the top of your iPhone or NFC-capable smartphone.

On your device’s screen, tap the notification that appears. This will take you to a website where you may learn more about the Airtag, including its serial number.

If the owner has identified the Airtag as lost, you may see a message with contact information, allowing you to contact the owner and alert them that you have found their AirTagged item.

Airtag can only be used with the Find My app on an iPhone or iPad to track items.

FAQs

How to turn off Lost Mode in Airtag?

Every time the Airtag is used, it sends you a notification. It appears that your AirTag has been reported missing. Follow the instructions below to switch off Lost Mode:
1. Open Find My app.
2. Select Items, then tap the name of the item
3. Tap on Enabled from the Lost Mode menu.
4. Select “Turn Off Lost Mode” from the drop-down menu.

Wrapping Up

In this guide, we have looked at 5 different methods to fix the Airtag randomly making noise. We have also discussed a few queries related to the Airtag making a beep sound.

Hope you have got an idea about how to fix the Airtag randomly making noise

Kindly let us know if you have any queries.