How To Fix AirTag Chirping By Itself (Chiming Bug)
Is your AirTag chirping whenever you pick it up? Does it chime by itself, out of the blue, without you pinging it? AirTags are still fresh and as most first generation products they might glitch out every now and then. The good news is that the AirTag chirping bug can be easily fixed!
AirTag Chirping Bug Or Not?
Apple’s Bluetooth trackers are designed to chirp to confirm pairing, unpairing. They’re also able to chime to help you better locate them when you use the Play Sound option, in the Find My app.
However, AirTag chirping when picked up or without any obvious reason are most likely glitching out! Attempt to fix it or the battery life of your AirTag will be significantly shortened.
How To Fix AirTag Chirping Bug
These are the troubleshooting methods that you can apply to solve the AirTag chiming issue:
1. Remove and Re-Connect AirTag
First, remove Apple’s Bluetooth tracker and set it up as new:
- Open the Find My app and browse the Items section.
- Tap on your AirTag name.
- Swipe the card up to make it full screen and tap on Remove Item.
- Tap Remove to confirm your selection and Remove for a third time.
- Force close the Find My app. You can also reboot iPhone to make sure that you filter out any glitches.
- Bring the AirTag next to your iPhone and use the Connect animation to pair it back with your iPhone.
2. Reset AirTag
If re-connecting doesn’t fix the AirTag chirping bug, you might have to reset the Bluetooth tracker:
- This requires you to remove the cover and take out the battery. Bring it back inside and press until it chirps.
- Repeat the procedure four more times, for a total of 5 removals.
- The AirTag will play a different chime after the 5th attempt to confirm the reset.
Tip: We’ve already published a detailed step-by-step how to reset AirTag guide!
Have you managed to fix the AirTag chiming issue? Did any of the above troubleshooting tips help you out? Or you’ve found a better way to solve this? Use the comments section and share your feedback!
Related: How to force an AirTag firmware update!
We’re sorry that the troubleshooting steps did not work out in your case. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you find something working!
Payette Forward posted that the problem is that the negative battery contact is located too close to the edge of the battery. Panasonic batteries included with AirTags extend the negative plate much closer to the edge of the battery than do Duracell batteries like the one in the photo in this article. Try using a battery whose negative plate is larger than the one you have now. Good luck.
I turned bluetooth off for no particular reason, and my AirTag made the orphan chirp.
This worked like a charm! Thanks!