Not all AirPods users are aware of the possibility of updating the firmware of their headphones. No, well, you can understand them: there are no special buttons for this, Apple does not plan to release a separate application for AirPods Pro. Why would a simple person even guess about their presence? Moreover, sometimes Apple rolls out important functions with the next update, so it is, of course, necessary to update. Today I propose to answer all the most popular questions: why update AirPods, how to do it, and what changes Cupertinians usually add to new AirPods firmware.
Apparently, Apple did not want the average user to know about the possibility of updating wireless headphones. Indeed, why is this necessary if everything works as it should? Plus, with the update of any technology, Cupertinos usually roll out new chips, and AirPods either don’t have them, or they are so fleeting that you don’t even notice them.
Why Update AirPods Firmware
Usually AirPods updates contain the following changes:
- Correction of minor software bugs.
- Improve connection stability.
- Increase the volume and speed of connecting headphones.
- Improved battery life.
- Adding some features.
If you’ve never experienced problems connecting your AirPods, then you may not even consider upgrading. They will fly in automatically, so you definitely shouldn’t worry.
Of the big innovations that came after the update, we can note the improvement in sound quality in AirPods 2, adding the ability to find AirPods through the Find My app in AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro, improving the voice of the interlocutor in AirPods Pro.
It is important to say that sometimes some mishaps happen to Cupertinos. So, at the beginning of 2020, information appeared on the network that firmware 2C54 broke the active noise cancellation feature in AirPods Pro. Then users complained that despite the included noise reduction, it almost did not work. Apple withdrew the update just a couple of hours later and later rolled out a new one, but, again, there was no official information from Tim Cook’s wards on this matter.
How to check AirPods firmware
Unfortunately, Apple never talks about AirPods firmware updates. Usually we learn about this either from caring users who have noticed some upgrades, or from narrowly focused apple resources, like the beloved AppleInsider.ru. By the way, be sure to subscribe to our Telegram channel so as not to miss anything.
However, you can check AirPods update manually. This is done as follows:
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Next, go to the Bluetooth section.
- Click on the “i” icon to the left of the headphone model name.
- Find the line Version.
Here you can see which software version is installed on your headphones. If Apple rolls out a new important update, we will definitely write about it and indicate the new firmware version. After that, you will be able to compare the software version on your device with the current one.
Owners of headphones who use them exclusively with a Mac report that they cannot update their headset. Plus, you won’t be able to see the software version here either. Keep this in mind.
How to update AirPods
It happens that AirPods users are faced with some bugs and bugs in their headphones. Of course, the first thought that comes to mind is update your AirPods. You won’t be able to do it manually, but you can still do something.
To update your AirPods, you need to:
- Connect AirPods to iPhone or iPad.
- Put both earbuds into the charging case.
- Close the case and put it on charge.
- Put a smartphone or tablet next to the headphones and make sure that a Wi-Fi point is available.
According to unconfirmed reports, this may contribute to obtaining a new firmware version. The AirPods update process is very fast, usually just a couple of minutes. You can make sure your AirPods are up to date in Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
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