One of the key features of the Apple airtag is the sound it makes when tracking the AirTag or if an airtag is detected near you.
Right now there are up to five different airtag sound and which I recommend that you should know about. But in this article, I will explain the question we have for today and which is when do airtags make noise or sound.
Well I have seen cases where an airtag start to make random sound for no just cause.
So if you happen to find yourself in this type of situation where your airtag makes sound for no reason, I will explain when airtags make a sound.
When do airtags make noise or sound
Below are the moments apple airtag will make a sound or noise;
- When the tab is removed from the AirTag and the battery is connected.
- When the AirTag set up is completed
- When you play airtag sound on Find My app.
- When you remover an airtag from a phone or apple ID.
- When an unknown airtag is moving with you.
- When you locate an airtag using the Find My app.
So these are the moments apple airtags make a sound.
Now let me go ahead and explain them one after the other.
1. When the tab is removed from the AirTag and the battery is connected
If you recently purchased an airtag or you have a grand new airtag with you, what you have to do is to unbox the AirTag.
After unboxing the AirTag, what follows next is to remove the AirTag cover which is called TAB from the AirTag.
Once you pull the tab out from the airtag, it will make a sound and this means that the AirTag has been activated and the battery is connected.
So you’re good to go with the next step.
So this is the very first sound you will hear from your airtag.
2. When the AirTag set up is completed
The next sound you will definitely hear is when the AirTag setup has been completed.
In order to notify about the success or to shoe that the AirTag has been properly set up on your iPhone or apple device, the AirTag will make a sound.
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3. When you play airtag sound on Find My app
The third we have here is when you play airtag sound on Find My app.
This will occur if you’re tracking the AirTag on Find My app, you can tap on Play Sound to locate the AirTag.
This option works only if you’re within the AirTag Bluetooth proximity as required from apple.
If you’re far away from the AirTag probably 40 feet faw away, you can’t play sound or use the Find Nearby option to track the AirTag.
4. When you remove an airtag from a phone or apple ID
When asking when do airtags make noise or a sound, when you remove an airtag from the phone or apple ID.
Previously, you won’t hear a sound if you remove an airtag from your phone. But since the recent updates (I can’t figure out the exact software update) if you remove the AirTag from your phone, it will make a sound.
5. When an unknown airtag is moving with you
This is another recent feature added by apple, the AirTag makes a sound if it has been following you for a good number of hours and which it is not close to the owners phone.
If someone is tracking you with an airtag especially for a long period of hours, the AirTag will make a sound and you will receive a notification on your screen which will likely say AirTag Detected Near You.
That is, if someone is tracking you with an airtag and which the person’s phone is not close to the AirTag, after some number of hours usually after 8 hours, Apple will notify you that an airtag is detected near you.
If you pay a close attention, you will hear the airtag sound or the AirTag beeping.
6. When you locate an airtag using the Find My app
If you receive a notification that an apple airtag is detected near you, and which you can’t seem to know it’s location, you can play a sound in order to locate the AirTag.
Now listen, as the AirTag is not yours, the sound is different from tracking your own airtag by playing a sound in Find My app.
So asking when does airtag make a sound, when you locate an unknown airtag using the Find My app on your iPhone.
Do airtags make noise when battery is low?
Apple airtags don’t make noise if the battery is low, rather you will receive a notification on your screen about the AirTag low battery.
So if you have your airtag sound going off randomly, it is not because of the battery is low, but maybe because it has been far away from your phone for over 8 hours, or the AirTag is having an issue.
When your airtag battery is low and needed a replacement, you will receive the notification on your screen.
If you recently changed your airtag battery and notices that the AirTag sound go off randomly even when your phone is close to it, then there’s something wrong with the AirTag.
The battery is likely not compatible with the AirTag.
Do airtags beep in luggage?
Airtags will beep in a luggage if the sound is played or the AirTag is not in contact with the iphone for a long period of hours.
Definitely the AirTag will start beeping inside the luggage.
But you shouldn’t be bothered if your airtag beeps inside your luggage because nothing will happen. Airtags are accepted in flights or in checked luggages.
Does AirTag make noise in Lost Mode
AirTag will make noise in lost mode but only if the tag has been in motion with another iphone. So the person will likely hear the sound, and which the person will be notified that an airtag is detected near you.
So if the person happens to find the AirTag, it is left for the person to give you the AirTag but only if you left a phone number and email address when activating lost mode for your airtag. And this is where I draw the curtain in today’s question of the day, when do airtags make noise or sound.