Airtag did not transfer to new phone: Here’s what to do

So you have a new phone but facing the problem of airtag did not transfer to new phone. So I’m here to explain to you how you can fix the problem and connect your apple airtag to your new phone.

First, I want you to know that Apple airtags work with a user apple ID.

This means that if you are using the same apple ID on your two devices or your two phones, both the older phone and the new phone should see the AirTag.

There’s absolutely nothing to transfer.

airtag did not transfer to new phone

Airtag did not transfer to new phone

For an apple airtag to be transfered to a new phone, first you must remove the AirTag from the previous phone, and then transfer it to the new phone.

However, I don’t see the reason why you’re talking about airtag did not transfer to new phone if you own the two phones, that is the old phone, and the new phone.

Aa I said earlier, Apple airtags work with apple ID, this means that if you have an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and an apple watch and which they are connected to the same apple ID, you will see your airtag in these devices.

Even if you paired or connected the AirTag to your phone.

Now if you happen to buy a new iPhone, and which you used the same apple ID on your new phone, you should definitely see the AirTag in this very new phone.

As long as you are using the same apple ID on your old iPhone, and your new iPhone, you should definitely see the AirTag on both devices.

So you doesn’t necessarily have to bother trying to transfer the AirTag to your new phone.

But in a situation whereby you’re not the owner of the previous phone but you want to transfer the AirTag to a new phone, below is what you need to do.


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How to transfer airtag to new iPhone

To transfer AirTag to a new phone, you have to remove the AirTag from the old phone, reset the AirTag, and connect it to the new phone.

In most cases, you don’t necessarily have to reset the AirTag but simply remove the AirTag from the other phone, and then connect it to the new phone.

Why I said reset the AirTag is because there are certain occasion whereby you remover the AirTag from the old phone, but still won’t be able to connect the AirTag to a new phone.

This is why you maybe asking airtag did not transfer to new phone.

So in this type of situation, the only solution is to reset the AirTag.

I will explain them one after the other, and that’s how to transfer airtag to new iPhone;

  1. Remove the AirTag from the old phone.
  2. Reset the AirTag.
  3. Pair the airtag to the new phone.

1. Remove the AirTag from the old phone

This is the first step you need to take, by removing the Apple airtag from the previous old phone.

To get started, open the Find My app on the old phone.

Navigate to Items and tap on the AirTag as shown below.

airtag did not transfer to new phone

As you tap on the AirTag, scroll down until you see where it says Remove Item.

You go ahead and tap on the option that says Remove Item.

Remove the AirTag from the old phone

Next will the final step to remove the AirTag from the phone and the Apple ID attached or linked to it.

So you go ahead and tap on the Remove button as shown below.

Remove the AirTag from the old phone.

After you have removed the AirTag from the other phone, I recommend you to follow the second step in case you have difficulty connecting it to your new phone.

However, you can choose to skip the second because I haven’t had any issues switching my airtag to another phone  after I have removed the AirTag from my phone.


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2. Reset the AirTag

So the second step to take is to reset the AirTag.

This is essential if you’re having a problem connecting the AirTag to your new phone. You simply have to reset the AirTag in order to pair it to your new phone.

And this is how to go about it;

  1. Press down on the polished stainless steel battery cover of your AirTag.
  2. Rotate the AirTag counterclockwise until the cover stops rotating
  3. Remove the AirTag cover and the battery as well.
  4. Replace the battery or put the battery back into the AirTag.
  5. Press down on the battery until you hear a beep sound. The beep sound means that the AirTag battery is connected.
  6. When the sound finishes, you have to repeat this process for a good four times, so go ahead and remove and replacing the battery, then press down on the battery until you hear a sound. You should hear a sound each time you press on the battery, for a total of five sounds. The fifth sound is different from the previous four. This indicates that the AirTag is now ready to pair.

You go ahead and pair the AirTag to your new phone.

3. Pair the airtag to the new phone

Now it’s time to pair the AirTag to the new phone after you must have removed and reset the AirTag, or probably after you must have removed the AirTag from the old phone.

All you need to do is to bring the AirTag close to your phone, and definitely it should display the AirTag settings on your screen.

Below is what I’m talking about.

Pair the airtag to the new phone

Once you see that display on your screen, please tap on the Connect button.

In a situation whereby you want to add it manually, simply open Find My app, navigate to Items, and tap on Add Items on your screen.

Add Airtag

Tap on add Airtag button, and bring the AirTag from close to your iPhone.

Right away it will display the AirTag setup, now tap on connect and give your airtag a name.

Accept the terms of your apple ID being linked to the AirTag and that’s it. 

Once you have removed, reset the AirTag, you should be able to transfer the AirTag to your new phone. And this solves the problem of airtag did not transfer to new phone.

When asking about how to transfer airtag to another person, you simply have to;

  1. Remove the AirTag from the other phone.
  2. Reset the AirTag.
  3. Transfer the AirTag to the new phone.

So if you’re having the problem of airtag did not transfer to new phone, you problem should be solved if you follow the methods listed in this article. You will only have hiccups if the AirTag is not yours or you don’t have access to the other phone.

I’m sorry but you have to return the AirTag back to the owner.

           

I'm Kennedy Nora by name, a tech enthusiast who loves writing articles on tech tips and tutorials. My main focus is about mobile tech and gadgets.

    

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