How to reset an AirTag before giving it away
AirTag, like numerous Apple gadgets, is automatically connected to your Apple ID when you set it up for the first time. If you prepare to sell one or provide it away, you will first need to eliminate it from your account with a factory reset.
Well reveal you how.
There are 2 ways to reset an AirTag: One uses the Find My app on iPhone or iPad and requires that your AirTag be within Bluetooth range; the other usages AirTag itself and doesnt need additional devices.
Choice one is the quickest and easiest, so use that a person if you can. Choice 2 is a little more complex, however it can be used to reset an AirTag youve been considered thats registered to somebody else.
Resetting an AirTag permits it to be signed up to another Apple ID. Image: Apple/Cult of Mac
Well cover both approaches in this guide.
Reset an AirTag utilizing the Find My app
To reset an AirTag registered to you, thats within Bluetooth series of your iPhone or iPad, follow these actions:
Open the Find My app on your device.
In your list of tracked gadgets, tap on the AirTag you wish to reset.
Swipe up on the panel at the bottom of the screen to reveal the complete list of options.
Tap Remove Item.
Tap the Remove button, and then Remove again to confirm.
The AirTag must now be removed from your account and all set to pair with another Apple ID. If the AirTag did not reset, but no longer appears in the Find My app, use method 2 below.
Reset an AirTag without iPhone or iPad
To manually reset an AirTag without an iPhone or iPad, consisting of one you have actually been considered thats still registered to another individuals Apple ID, follow these steps:
The AirTag is now reset and prepared to be signed up to an Apple ID.
Get rid of the steel cover from the back of the AirTag. You can do this by pushing down on it, turning it counter-clockwise up until it stops, and then pulling the 2 sides apart.
Eliminate the battery inside the gadget.
Reinsert the battery and press down on it till the AirTag makes a noise.
Repeat actions two and 3 four more times (for an overall of five times).
Change the AirTags steel cover by aligning the three tabs and then push down on it till AirTag makes a noise again.
Lock the cover in place by rotating it clockwise till it stops turning.