Apple AirTags can be attached to a variety of items – keys, wallet, luggage, and even your pet’s collar – but despite AirTags’ versatility as a miniature tracking device, it can only be associated with an Apple ID at the time. If you are the only person using AirTag, this is great and makes it difficult for others to steal or tamper with the device, but it means that if you want to use it, you have to delete AirTag from your Apple account. So Can I Reset an AirTag to Pair With a New Apple ID?
You can easily remove the AirTag from your Apple ID in the “Find My” app, but if you unlink the AirTag outside of Bluetooth range, you will also need to manually reset it before others can use it. Resetting AirTag is easy, but it requires you to follow very specific instructions.
How to manually reset an AirTag
The first step is to remove the AirTag battery cover:
- Press the metal part of the AirTag while turning it counterclockwise. Continue turning until the cap stops turning and then remove it.
Next, you need to remove and reinsert the battery multiple times in a specific way:
- Remove the battery, wait a moment, and then reinsert it.
- Press the battery until you hear a beep.
- After playing the sound, repeat these steps four more times (five times total). Make sure you hear the sound played five times completely.
After playing the sound five times, replace the battery cover and be sure to do each of the following:
- Make sure that the three tabs on the battery cover are aligned with the slots on the AirTag.
- Press the lid until you hear a sound.
- Rotate the cover clockwise until it stops rotating.
Your AirTag is now reset, and you can pair it with a new Apple ID.
Related: Try Using a Bluetooth Scanner App to Find Unwanted AirTags