Apple’s AirTags are designed as closed systems with no official way to repair them by the user, apart from replacing the battery, which is user-serviceable.
Here’s how you can replace the battery in an AirTag:
- Press Down on the Polished Stainless Steel Battery Cover: Apply light pressure to the battery cover and rotate it counterclockwise until it stops rotating.
- Remove the Cover: Take the cover off to reveal the battery.
- Replace the Battery: Remove the old CR2032 battery and replace it with a new one, ensuring the positive side is facing up.
- Replace the Cover: Put the cover back on and rotate it clockwise until it stops.
If your AirTag is not functioning properly after the battery change, or if the issue is unrelated to the battery (such as physical damage or water damage), your options for repair are limited. Apple does not provide repair services for AirTags due to their design and relatively low cost. If your AirTag is defective and still under warranty, you should contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for potential replacement options.
For issues not covered by warranty, it may be more cost-effective to purchase a new AirTag rather than seek a repair. It’s important to handle electronic waste responsibly, so consider recycling the old AirTag according to local regulations or Apple’s recycling programs.