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I've purchased some Airtags and would like to use them as a tracker for my cat, in case it runs away. I know that Airtags start beeping after a few days if you're not around and given that they're quite loud I want to make sure that my cat doesn't get stressed out by incessant beeping around their neck.

Is there a way to completely disable the Airtags speaker via software or hardware modification? I'm okay with methods that remove warranty from the device given that the tags are quite cheap.

P.S. I am aware that Apple doesn't "officially" recommend using Airtags for tracking pets but it would still be useful for my particular usecase.

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As it often happens, I was able to find out a good enough video tutorial on Youtube shortly after posting this question. In case the video gets deleted, here are the steps:

  1. Open the battery cover
  2. Carefully use a sharp tool (such as a box cutter) to lift over the edge of the internal plastic cover, then pop it open with a screwdriver
  3. Remove the speaker magnet (pictured below) using a screwdriver
  4. Put a bit of glue over the corners on top of the electronics board
  5. Reattach the plastic cover and battery cover

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  • And, voilla, a cheap stalking device! May 10, 2021 at 18:33
  • @NateLockwood hopefully the cat won't mind :) May 10, 2021 at 19:28

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