AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max get new firmware update

New firmware for AirPods has been released

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Apple released a new firmware update for the AirPods lineup with unknown bug fixes and performance improvements.

The update is designated to be for most of the current AirPods lineup, including the AirPods 3, first-generation AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. The new version number is 5B59, up from 5B58.

The two models that didn't get updated are the original AirPods, and the second-generation AirPods Pro.

Apple hasn't provided any detailed release notes for the firmware update. It is expected to contain the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

How to check AirPods firmware version

Apple doesn't provide a way to install new firmware versions for devices such as AirPods directly. However, it is possible to check the current firmware version.

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select About.
  4. Select the AirPods currently connected to the device.
  5. A menu that shows relevant device information, including the firmware version, will appear.