AirTag is an incredible invention by Apple which is designed to help you keep track of your belongings. These small, coin-sized devices are like digital breadcrumbs, guiding you back to your lost items with the help of your smartphone. But if you’ve ever wondered why your AirTag suddenly starts beeping, you’re not alone. In this article, I will be going to unravel the mystery of AirTags and explore the reasons behind those unexpected beeping sounds.
What Exactly Are AirTags, and How Do They Work?
Although I have written a lot about AirTags on this blog, Let’s just have quick glance at the basics for first-time users. AirTags are tiny tracking devices that you can attach to your belongings or even pets to track them when they are lost. AirTags uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with your iPhone or iPad through the Find My app. The Find My app helps you track the exact location of your lost item, and the AirTag itself aids in the process by emitting various sounds or beeps.
Can You Turn Off the Sound On An AirTag?
While the sounds made by AirTags serve important purposes, you might wonder if you can turn them off. Here’s what you need to know:
- You cannot disable: As of now, there’s no way to permanently disable the sound on an AirTag using settings within the Find My app. AirTags are designed to help you find your belongings, and the sound is a crucial part of this process. Thus, there are no options to disable the sound.
- Resetting an AirTag: Sometimes if your Airtag is making a beeping noise unnecessarily, there might be some problem with it. So, you can just try resetting it, and then see if it fixes the issue.
- Modified Soundless AirTags: Some modified AirTags claim to be soundless. These versions have had the built-in speaker removed. However, keep in mind that using such modified AirTags voids your Apple warranty.
How Loud Are AirTag Sounds?
You might be curious about how loud AirTag sounds actually are. Here’s the scoop:
- Decibel Levels: The maximum volume of an AirTag’s built-in speaker is about 60 decibels. To put that in a more realistic perspective, this much sound is equivalent to the volume of two people having a conversation who are seated about 3 feet apart.
- Quiet Beeping: AirTag sounds are not very loud, especially when they are placed inside a wallet or pocketbook, where they register at around 40 decibels. In noisy environments, such as a crowded cafe or a bustling playground, it might be challenging to hear the sound of your AirTag.
AirTag’s beeping sounds serve essential functions, from guiding us to lost belongings to alerting us to potential unwanted tracking. While you can’t permanently disable the sound, you can reset an AirTag to address any issues causing unexpected beeping. So, the next time your AirTag starts beeping, you’ll have a better understanding of why it’s doing so and how to respond.