Nevertheless, this wasn’t an issue unique to the AirTag, however any system that makes use of CR2032 batteries which are simply accessible. To fight this, corporations like Duracell coated their batteries with a bitter coating that may discourage youngsters from placing it into their mouths, however now evidently this might trigger an issue for the AirTag.
Based on a support document noticed by The Loop, evidently Apple is warning customers towards utilizing most of these batteries when they’re changing the batteries within the AirTag. Based on Apple, “CR2032 batteries with bitterant coatings won’t work with AirTag or different battery-powered merchandise, relying on the alignment of the coating in relation to the battery contacts.”
We haven’t examined it for ourselves so we are able to’t say for certain if the usage of a bitter coating may have a destructive affect on the AirTag’s performance, so we’ll need to take Apple’s phrase for it now.