How to Disconnect AirTags

Ever wondered how to disconnect your AirTags from your iPhone? It's simple and quick. By following these steps, you'll have your AirTags removed in no time. Let's dive into why you might need to do this and how to go about it effortlessly.

What is Airtag

AirTags are small tracking devices designed by Apple to help you keep track of your belongings. You can attach them to keys, bags, wallets, or anything you tend to misplace. Using the Find My app on your iPhone, you can see the location of your items in real time. If you've lost something, the AirTag will play a sound to help you locate it, and if it's out of range, the app will show you its last known location. AirTags uses a combination of Bluetooth technology and Apple's vast network of devices to provide precise tracking, making it easier to find lost items.

To read more about Airtag, please check: How do Airtags work?

what is Airtag

Why Disconnect AirTags?

With all the benefits of AirTag, why do I need to disconnect? There are several reasons to disconnect your AirTag.

If you're selling your AirTag or giving it to someone else, you'll need to disconnect it from your iPhone so the new owner can set it up with their device.

Or if you're replacing your iPhone with a new one, you'll need to disconnect the AirTag from the new device and reconnect it. Although the AirTag has a long battery life, eventually the battery will need to be replaced. Disconnecting correctly will ensure smooth operation once the battery is replaced. Finally, if you no longer need to track a specific item, you can disconnect the AirTag to stop receiving notifications and updates about its location, and Airtag won't keep beeping.

Failure to properly disconnect AirTag can cause problems because it's still connected to your Apple ID and the new owner won't be able to use it. This can cause confusion and inconvenience for both parties. Disconnecting the device properly ensures that others can easily set up the device without any issues.

By understanding what AirTags are used for and why they're disconnected, you can manage your devices more efficiently and ensure a smooth transition when you need it. Now, let's get into the actual steps of disconnecting AirTags from your iPhone.

How to Disconnect AirTags

To start, make sure you have iOS 14.5 or newer installed on your iPhone. The Find My app on your iPhone, is typically pre-installed.

Find My app
  1. Open the Find My App: Launch the Find My app on your iPhone. If it opens to a map, don't worry; just proceed to the next step.
  2. Navigate to Items List: At the bottom of the screen, you'll see several tabs: Devices, People, Me, and Items. Tap on the "Items" tab. This section shows all items connected to your iPhone, including your AirTags.
  3. Select Your AirTag: Find and tap on the AirTag you want to disconnect. You'll be taken to a screen that displays details about your chosen AirTag.
  4. Remove the AirTag: On this details screen, look for the option that says "Remove Item." Tap on it, and a confirmation page will appear.
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  1. Confirm Removal: The app will ask if you're sure you want to remove the AirTag. Confirm by tapping "Remove" again. You should hear a small sound from your AirTag, indicating it has been disconnected.
  2. Verify the Disconnection: After removing the AirTag, you'll return to the Items list. Your AirTag will no longer appear here, confirming it’s been successfully disconnected.

Reconnecting Your AirTag

If you want to reconnect your AirTag later, just bring it close to your iPhone. The device should recognize it, and you can follow the on-screen instructions to set it up again. Make sure your iPhone has Bluetooth turned on and is connected to the internet. When the AirTag is close enough, a notification should pop up on your screen prompting you to connect. Follow these steps to complete the setup:

  1. Bring the AirTag near your iPhone: Hold the AirTag close to your iPhone to initiate the connection process.
  2. Wait for the setup animation: A setup animation should appear on your iPhone’s screen. Tap "Connect."
  3. Assign a name: You can choose a name from the list or create a custom name for your AirTag. This helps you identify the AirTag's purpose or the item it's attached to.
  4. Register the AirTag to your Apple ID: Follow the prompts to register the AirTag to your Apple ID, ensuring it is linked correctly for tracking.

Reconnecting your AirTag is straightforward and allows you to continue using it without any hassle. This seamless process ensures that you can always keep track of your belongings efficiently. Whether you've replaced your phone, changed the Airtag battery, or simply had a temporary disconnect, getting your AirTag back in action is quick and easy.

How Can I Make My AirTag Private?

If you’re the owner of an AirTag and you no longer want to share it with others, you can easily stop sharing through the Find My app. This ensures that only you can see the location of your AirTag, keeping it private. Follow these steps to make your AirTag private:

  1. Open the Find My App: Launch the Find My app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to Items: Tap on the "Items" tab at the bottom of the screen to see a list of your AirTags.
  3. Select the AirTag: Tap on the name of the AirTag you want to make private.
  4. Manage Sharing: Tap on the name of the person you are currently sharing the AirTag with.
  5. Stop Sharing: Tap "Stop Sharing" and then confirm by tapping "Stop Sharing" again.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your AirTag is only visible to you, maintaining its privacy. This is useful if you previously shared your AirTag with someone but now want to restrict access.

Ensuring your AirTag's privacy is crucial for maintaining control over your belongings and their tracking information. Whether you’re stopping sharing for security reasons or simply no longer need someone else to track the item, the Find My app makes it easy to manage and maintain your AirTag's privacy.


Can You Disable an AirTag That Isn't Yours?

Yes, you can disable an AirTag that isn't yours. If you come across an AirTag that is not in Lost Mode and you don't know where it came from, it’s important to take action to prevent it from tracking your location. Start by tapping on "Disable AirTag" in the notification that appears on your iPhone. This action will guide you through the steps to disable the AirTag. The process involves removing the AirTag's battery, which effectively stops it from functioning.

How Far Can You Track An Airtag?

Using Bluetooth, AirTags can track up to approximately 30 feet, which is about 9.14 meters or 914 centimeters. With the Find My Network, they can track even further, potentially covering a much larger area due to the extensive network of Apple devices.


Disconnecting your AirTag from your iPhone is simple and efficient. Go through these steps and your AirTag will be removed in no time. If you have any other questions, feel free to scan the QR code below for more Seinxon Tracking Card fan benefits. Thanks for reading. See you in the next post!

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