Guide to AirTag Battery Life

One of the first thoughts many had about AirTags was battery life – just how long they can last considering how small they are. It turns out the answer is a lot better than expected.

This guide summaries information on what AirTags are and what can be expected in terms of battery life.

What are AirTags

AirTags are designed to be placed within or on items that are valuable to you. A set of keys, wallet, bag, or and more, for example.

Once placed, they show up on your iPhone within the ‘Find my’ app. It is there where you can see where your item is located on a map. The location of the item can be narrowed down by tapping for it to play a sound. And iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 users can even get a more precise location of its whereabouts thanks to a combination of technologies enabling a directionally aware experience.

Battery Life

According to Apple, AirTag will last an incredible one (1) year on a single battery – under normal use. Given how small the product is, a year of battery life is quite incredible.

“AirTag is designed for over a year’s worth of battery life with everyday use.”


However, what happens when the battery runs out? AirTag uses a ‘CR2032 battery’, a type that is about the size of a 5cent coin and is widely available. The good news? AirTag battery is user-replaceable.

Pricing and Availability

AirTags will be available for order in Australia from 10 pm AEST on Friday, April 23rd. And will be available in Apple stores, Apple online, Authorised Resellers, and select carriers from Friday, April 30th.

Pricing starts from a recommended retail price of A$45 per AirTag. There is also a four-pack available at a recommended retail price of A$149.

Apple-designed AirTag accessories include the Leather Key Ring in Saddle Brown, (PRODUCT)RED, and Baltic Blue for RRP A$55; the Leather Loop in Saddle Brown and (PRODUCT)RED for RRP A$59; and the Polyurethane Loop in White, Deep Navy, Sunflower, and Electric Orange for RRP A$45.

All purchases from Apple include fast, free delivery and 14-day returns.

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