Apple occasionally releases firmware updates for its AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless earphones that can include performance improvements, feature tweaks, and bug fixes. If you want to ensure that your AirPods are running on the latest firmware, here is a guide on how to update them.
The first thing you need to know is the latest firmware number for your specific AirPods model. For AirPods Pro, you can check the firmware version by opening the Settings app on your iOS device and going to AirPods. This is only available after upgrading to iOS 16. Here you’ll see the current firmware version.
There are two methods to update your AirPods firmware. The first and easiest method is to insert your AirPods into their charging case and connect the case to a power source using the included lightning to USB cable or wireless charging. Move the iPhone that AirPods Pro have been paired with near to the charging case and make sure the iOS device has an internet connection. After a while, any available software updates should be automatically downloaded and installed. Just make sure your charging case is fully charged.
The second method is faster and requires you to connect your AirPods Pro to a Mac or iPad using a lightning to USB-C cable. Once you have hooked it up, provided the Mac or iPad is connected to Wi-Fi, the firmware update should be completed in around 5 minutes.
After the update is complete, you can check the firmware version again through the Settings app on your iOS device. That’s it! You have successfully updated your AirPods firmware.
Now you know how to update AirPods or AirPods Pro firmware. It’s a simple process, and you can choose the method that works best for you. Don’t forget to give us a thumbs up if you succeed in one of the methods.