So you bought a new iPhone and which you would love to have your apple airtag switched over to the new phone.
This post will guide you through on how to switch airtag to new phone, and remember that the Apple airtag works perfectly on iphone 11 series and above.
Right here I will explain all you need to when switching your airtag to your new iPhone, and if at all there’s a need to switch over the AirTag to your new phone.
How to switch airtag to new phone
To switch airtag to a new phone, you simply have to remove the AirTag from the older phone, and connect it to the new phone.
But the question is;
Is it necessary to switch your apple airtag from your old phone to your phone?
For me it is not necessary as long as you’re the owner of the Apple airtag. As long as the old phone and the AirTag are yours, I don’t see the reason to switch your airtag to your new phone.
Why am I saying this?
I’m saying this because it you’re using the same apple ID for your old phone and new phone, you will see the AirTag on both devices. This goes along with having an iPad, MacBook and the Apple watch.
As long as you have one apple ID connected to these devices, once you pair an airtag to your phone, it will display on your iPad, MacBook, and on your apple watch.
Again, if you purchase a new iPhone, you don’t necessarily need to switch the AirTag over to the new phone as all you have to do is to use the Apple ID on your old phone to the new phone.
Definitely you will see the AirTag on your new phone.
Please kindly note that Apple AirTag’s works with apple ID and not just the phone.
Now, in a situation whereby the AirTag is not yours, the previous owner must disconnect or remove his apple ID from the AirTag.
Removing his apple ID simply means removing his phone from the AirTag. Once you remove your iPhone from the Apple airtag, you have also removed the your Apple ID from the AirTag.
Now let me show you how you can remove, reset the Apple airtag and switch it over to a new phone.
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How to remove apple airtag from iPhone
Below is the method o remove the Apple airtag from your iPhone;
- Open Find My app on your iPhone.
- Navigate to Items and tap on the AirTag.
- Scroll down and you will see Remove Item, tap on the button to remove the AirTag from your phone.
- Your airtag will be removed from the phone.
Below is a detailed guide on how to switch airtag to new phone.
Get started by opening Find My app on your iPhone.
Navigate to Items and tap on your airtag.
As you tap on your airtag, scroll down until you see Remove Item.
As you tap on the Remove Item option, go ahead and tap on the next screen that says
Remove from Apple ID. This item is linked to your Apple ID. Removing this item will allow it to be activated and used by another person.
Now the AirTag should be removed from your phone, and what follows next will be to pair the AirTag to your new phone or to another phone.
Connecting the AirTag to the new phone
What follows next is to pair the AirTag to your new iPhone.
All you need to do is to bring the AirTag close to your phone and it should bring out the AirTag connectivity, select a name for your airtag or you can enter a custom name for the AirTag.
Finish up the process and the Apple airtag will be connected to your new phone. So this is how to switch airtag to new phone.
In some rare occasion, the AirTag won’t connect, so what you have to do is to reset the Apple airtag and manually pair the AirTag to your new phone.
To reset the Apple airtag;
- Press down on the polished stainless steel battery cover of your AirTag.
- Rotate the AirTag counterclockwise until the cover stops rotating
- Remove the AirTag cover and the battery as well.
- Replace the battery or put the battery back into the AirTag.
- Press down on the battery until you hear a beep sound. The beep sound means that the AirTag battery is connected.
- 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.
So you go ahead and pair the AirTag to your new phone.
Can you Connect a used AirTag to a new phone?
Yes you can connect a used airtag to a new phone, but you have to first remove the airtag from the previous phone.
So if happen to see am airtag and which you want to use, you must remove the AirTag from the previous else it won’t connect or pair with you new phone.
Why is my AirTag not connecting to my new iPhone?
First you need to remove the AirTag from the other phone, then try to reset the AirTag, and finally connect it to your new phone.
Sometimes after removing an airtag from the previous phone, it tends not to connect to a new phone. However, reseting the AirTag helps a lot to completely refresh the AirTag.
Scroll up and you will see how to reset an airtag.
Remember to try and add the AirTag manually. You simply have to open Find My on your iPhone, and tap on Items.
You will a button that says Add Item, go ahead and tap on the button.
Select Add Airtag by tapping on the button, wait for it to search for the AirTag, and from there you can pair the AirTag to your new phone.
As long as you reset the Apple airtag, it should connect to your new phone. So this brings to the end of today’s question of the day, how to switch airtag to new phone.