Are AirTags Magnetic? (Solved)

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AirTags are fast becoming a popular solution for Apple users to keep track of things they tend to lose or misplace.

If you are considering buying an Apple AirTag, one of the questions you will likely want an answer to is, are AirTags magnetic? If you are wondering the same, read on because this article is for you!

Apple AirTags are not totally magnetic, but there is a weak magnet on the glossy white side. However, there are many accessories available that will allow you to securely attach the Bluetooth 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.

Are AirTags Magnetic?

Knowing that AirTags are not totally 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.

Hphre Magnetic AirTag Case 

Teamola Magnetic AirTag Key Ring

How Do AirTags Attach To Stuff?

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.

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 my article on Apple’s AirTag Loop.

AirTag Adhesive Mounts

AirTag 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 an 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

Pelican 3M Adhesive Mount

Other AirTag Options For Attaching The To Stuff

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!

image of different types of Apple AirTag accessories
Apple and third-party AirTag accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully, I have answered all of your questions related to, are AirTags magnetic. You may still have other questions surrounding AirTags. If you do, below, I have answered some AirTag frequently asked questions.

Are AirTags sticky?

Apple AirTags are not sticky.

How thick is an AirTag?

An AirTag is 0.31 inches (8.0 mm) thick.

Does an AirTag have a hole for a key ring?

An AirTag does not have a hole for a key ring.

Are AirTags waterproof?

AirTags are not waterproof, but they are water resistant.

Final Thoughts On Are AirTags Magnetic

So, in conclusion. Are AirTags magnetic? This generation of AirTags is not completely magnetic out of the box. There is a weak magnet on the glossy white side that will keep your AirTag somewhat secure but I wouldn’t solely rely on it.

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?

Stay Curious.
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