Are AirTags Magnetic? (Solved)

Are you new to this exciting Bluetooth tracking tech from Apple? Are you desperate to know are AirTags magnetic?

Apple AirTags are not magnetic, however, there are many accessories available that will allow you to attach the Bluetooth Ultra Wideband tracker to almost any surface including metal.

In this article, I explore how you can attach this coin-sized tech to everyday items so you can track their location.

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Apple AirTag, the coin-sized, Ultra Wideband, Bluetooth tracker.

Table of Contents

  1. Are AirTags Magnetic?
  2. How Do AirTags Attach?
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Final Thoughts On Are AirTags Magnetic

Are AirTags Magnetic?

Knowing that AirTags are not magnetic out of the box, will they ever be? That I’m not sure about. However, in an article published by iDropNews, Apple is reported to be actively working on an AirTag magnetic case accessory. Until then, there are a few third-party magnetic AirTag cases available on the market.

Magnetic AirTag Case

How Do AirTags Attach?

Since AirTags do not come with a pre-drilled hole as part of the AirTag design, short of drilling your own of course – which I do not recommend by the way! You will want to use one of the many accessories or holders available so you can attach your AirTag to the item you want to track.

Pack of 4 Apple AirTags

There is a huge selection of Apple-made accessories and third-party made accessories that will let you attach your AirTag to just about anything. Most of the accessories come in the form of a keyring, holder and lanyard or adhesive type mount.

AirTag Key Rings And Holders

AirTag keychains, key rings, and holders are by far the most popular, these accessories tend to be made from either silicone or leather and do a great job of allowing you to clip, or strap the AirTag to an item you want to track. And if you are looking for a more high-end accessory, then look no further than designer Hermès who offers a leather AirTag holder, for those looking to spend a little less, check out an Apple AirTag Loop instead.

Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring

AirTag Adhesive Mounts

Adhesive mounts come in all shapes and sizes. However, they all rely on the same thing, an adhesive pad attached to a holder that allows you to stick the AirTag to almost any surface. Coming in a hard shell, soft shell, and even designs that enable you to attach an AirTag to a curved surface, adhesive mounts are a great option when you want to track items that can’t use a keyring or lanyard.

leChivée Silicone Adhesive Mount

Other AirTag Options For Attaching

Now we’re left with the resourceful options, my favorite being Duck tape, and yes, it works like a charm, although your pet may not thank you for using it. Joking aside, there are now pet-specific AirTag holders that enable you to attach something to a collar or, they even come integrated into the collar itself. Any DIY fanatics in the house? a dab of caulk on the back of an AirTag will hold it place pretty well too!

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Apple and third-party AirTag accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully, I have answered all your questions on are AirTags magnetic. Below I answer a few additional AirTag frequently asked questions.

Are AirTags sticky?

Out of the box, Apple AirTags are not sticky but there are many third-party adhesive type mounts available.

How thick is an AirTag?

According to Apple’s specification, an AirTag is 1.26 inches (31.9 mm) in diameter and 0.31 inches (8.0 mm) in height.

Does an AirTag have a hole for a keyring?

Apple AirTags do not have a hole for a keyring.

Are AirTags waterproof?

According to Apple’s specification, an AirTag is not waterproof, however its is rated IP67 to a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Final Thoughts On Are AirTags Magnetic

So, in conclusion, are AirTags magnetic? This generation of AirTags are not magnetic out of the box. There are plenty of Apple-made and third-party made accessories that allow you to attach or mount an AirTag with adhesive to something and if in a pinch you could always tape it!

Looking for ideas on where you can use Apple AirTags? Fear not, head on over to my other article on the latest cool ideas on where to put Apple AirTags. Kid’s scavenger hunt anyone?


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