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Revitalize Your Tile: Quick Steps for Battery Replacement

Revitalize Your Tile: Quick Steps for Battery Replacement

Open the battery compartment and slide in the new battery – that’s all it takes to replace the battery on your Tile device!

You can keep track of everyday essentials with Tile, a Bluetooth device that helps you stay organized and do your best. Finders can be attached to anything from keys to wallets, phones, passports, laptops, pets, and more!

Tile devices are among the most popular Bluetooth trackers, starting from a little over $20 to $30. The company Tile makes more than $1.3 billion in revenue as it’s very popular and affordable for the benefits you get.

They have several features that make losing your keys, wallet, phone, or water bottle obsolete.

We’ll show you how to replace the battery in your Tile and what you need to know about battery life on all Tile products so you can buy the best model for your needs!

Tile Mate in its Box
This is how Tile Mate Packaging looks.

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How does Tile know when its battery should need a replacement?

You will receive a notification to your app that your Tile will be a year older. Right after this notification, you should head on and check the exact date. Make sure you replace the battery before the indicated date.

On the other hand, when you haven’t received any notification for its one-year mark, you might have been using Tile MateTile Slim, or  Tile Sticker. The battery of these Tiles expires after three years.

It’s only Tile Pro with a battery that expires after a year.

How will you know if a battery is new or used?

Try plopping it down; if it doesn’t bounce back, it’s a battery that’s never been used before. You should do this to other batteries you will purchase to ensure you’re getting a new one, not a refurbished one.

To ensure you would net a battery in excellent condition, here are the brands I suggest you buy:

  • CR2032  Energizer
  • CR2032 Duracell

Is my Tile battery dead?

There’s a difference between a battery with low power, but there’s a sure factor to know that your Tile battery is dead. The answer is yes if it does not play a tune.

Check your Tile’s battery by double-pressing the button. The battery may be dead if it doesn’t play a tune. It may be time to order a new Tile if the battery is not replaceable.

A Tile’s replaceable battery will last up to a year.

Can you replace the battery in a Tile?

As mentioned, you can replace the Tile battery. On the other hand, this isn’t possible for the older Tile models. Tiles with non-replaceable batteries cannot be accessed or changed. Therefore, buying a new Tile is the best option.

For the more recent models, there’s a specific timeframe that you’d need to replace your battery.

You’ll need the following materials to replace it:

  • A new battery
  • A precision screwdriver or paperclip.

These are the newest models of Tile and the battery you should replace them with:

Tile ModelApplicable Battery
Tile Mate 2018CR1632
Tile Mate 2020CR1632
Tile Pro 2018CR2032
Tile Pro 2020CR2032
Tile Pro 2022CR2032
Tile Models and the Battery They Require

How to replace the battery in my Tile?

When you have what you need, follow these steps:

  1. Open the battery door.
  2. Use a screwdriver or paper clip to remove the old battery.
  3. Slide the new battery into the compartment with the (+) facing up.
  4. Close the battery door. Make sure it is sealed and secured.

Free battery replacements are included in Tile Premium and Premium Protect subscriptions.

The batteries are available at most convenience stores, or you can order them online from Amazon. Duracell and Energizer are two brands I highly recommend.

Do you want to know more about Camera Batteries? Read my other article: How Long Does Battery Last in Wireless Camera?

Why did my Tile stop working?

One reason why your Tile stopped working is due to selecting the wrong Lost and Found Label during the activation process.

Here’s how you can enable a Tile that suddenly stopped working:

  • Make sure your mobile device is compatible with the latest version of Tile.
  • From your recent apps page, force close all apps.
  • Restart your mobile device.
  • Relaunch the Tile app.
  • Try activating the Tile again.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of battery does Tile use?

For best results, Tile recommends Energizer and Duracell batteries, specifically a CR2032 battery. With ReTile, you can get new replacement Tiles at a discount for any Tile model with a 3-year battery.

Closeup look of CR2032 from Unsplash
The CR2032 Battery has a label engraved on its outer look.

How long does Tile battery last?

Battery-operated Tiles have a lifespan of up to one year. A coin cell battery compatible with the device can be used. 

For reference, here’s the life span of Tile batteries:

  • Tile Mate – Non-replaceable battery with a 3-year lifespan, no charging required.
  • Tile Slim – Non-replaceable battery with a 3-year lifespan, no charging required.
  • Tile Sticker – Non-replaceable battery with a 3-year lifespan, no charging required.
  • Tile Pro – Replaceable battery with a 1-year lifespan, no charging required.

Final Say

Tile battery replacement is relatively easy. You only need the correct battery and a paper clip or screwdriver to open the battery compartment. You can do it in minutes and have your Tile working again!

If you plan to get another brand of Tile tracker for your car, check out this article about AirTags: Discover How Far Apple AirTag Can Track: Explained in Detail.

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