Apple AirPods Firmware

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  1. whoisyourdaddy Suspended

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    Just checking if others have received the same version firmware update for their AirPods and if there are different versions per region, etc. after updating to iOS 12.2.
    My AirPods (A1523) firmware was updated to version 6.3.2 for hardware version 1.0.0. This was a rather large jump from firmware version 3.7.2. I'll look for a changelog but doubtful that I'll find one. They seem to connect and switch devices much faster. I don't know what other improvements there maybe that someone else could notice. Anyone else want to comment?
     
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I just checked and my Airpods didn’t get a firmware update. Still showing 3.7.2 and a search showed no update available
     
  3. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Mine shows the updated firmware 6.3.2. I think they actually sound better?
     
  4. Chacocliff macrumors 6502

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    I have the updated firmware also. They seem to connect quicker for me.
     
  5. whoisyourdaddy thread starter Suspended

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    Did you ever resolve it? Perhaps after updating to iOS 12.2, you may need to remove the AirPods, reset them with holding the pairing button, and then reconnect. The update is automatically applied to the AirPods when in proximity. I don't know if it requires to be connected to WiFi for AirPods firmware updates.
     
  6. winterny macrumors 6502

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    Mine updated ... I had the airpods case connected to the lightning charger, with the airpods in the case, and briefly opened/closed the case in proximity of the phone.
     
  7. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

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    How do you search for AirPods updates?

    Edit: Never mind, I got it.
     
  8. whoisyourdaddy thread starter Suspended

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    Connect AirPods to iPhone running on iOS 12.2 by opening them within proximity. The notification which pops up for battery life remaining is usually an indicator. The firmware update check is automatically performed through iOS. You can't manually check. If you still don't receive it, then attempt to remove your AirPods, reset them with the pairing button, and reconnect.
     
  9. Statusnone88 macrumors 68000

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    Are you guys updating your 1st gen AirPods to 6.3.2? Or is this update for the second gen?

    Edit: Never mind. My 1st gens just updated.
     
  10. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I tried again this morning and they updated. Not sure why they wouldn’t do it last night but, all is well!
     
  11. dgreening macrumors regular

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    Ok, I haven't received the new ones yet but I am having a weird issue with the originals with the latest firmware. Here is the situation - I am streaming a local radio station using their app (SportsDay - The Ticket in DFW). When I double tap (as I have this setup to Pause/Play) the radio station slowly reduces volume and then Apple Music starts. Anyone else having any issues like this? Can't wait to check the second version.
     
  12. whoisyourdaddy thread starter Suspended

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    Check your double tap settings, remove/reset AirPods, reboot iPhone.
     
  13. dgreening macrumors regular

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    Did the above and tested again - still the same but I tried the other ear which I have set for "Next Track" and that too turns the radio off and starts Apple Music.
    One other test - left it on Siri and Siri did come up and not Apple Music.
    Next: made sure Apple music was closed but it still started playing music with a double tap.
    Next: turned off the double tap and that works because it didn't do anything
    Next: started Apple Music and double tap works fine.
    Next I will try another app - Tried NGEN Radio and it works fine. It might just be the Sports Day app.

    Apps that work - Amazon Music, Way-FM and NGEN Radio

    I am leaning towards the Sports Day app not working properly.
     
  14. richard371 macrumors 68020

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  15. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    So they are making airpods 2 not needed with better sound and connection with a firmware for the 1st
     
  16. whoisyourdaddy thread starter Suspended

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    United States?
     
  17. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    yes
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    Maybe they realized this and pulled the update. I've tried everything it its not available.

     
  18. whoisyourdaddy thread starter Suspended

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    If you've tried everything mentioned, then perhaps reset iOS settings on the iPhone. If this doesn't work, then perhaps you've got an anomaly. There shouldn't be a reason that it wouldn't update. Are the AirPods A1523?
     
  19. dmccombs macrumors regular

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    As I mentioned in the other thread, it does take a while.
    - Phone on 12.2.2
    - Phone on wifi (to be safe)
    - Airpods in case
    - Case plugged into power
    - Wait...
    - Wait... Go to bathroom or get coffee..
    - Then Hopefully Done....
     
  20. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    The switching connectivity isn't dramatically faster with the 1st gen on the latest firmware, if at all. The second gen is definitely faster. The second gen are louder and sound better.

    I think most 1st gen owners will be upgrading for a new healthy battery more than anything though.
     
  21. Spaceboy88 macrumors member

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    How do you check firmware version? I used to go to settings --> general --> about --> airpods, but no longer see an Airpods menu. (They are currently paired to my phone.) I'm on 12.2.

    UPDATE: I had to reboot the phone to get this menu to appear.
     
  22. whoisyourdaddy thread starter Suspended

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    Check battery life and connect to charger. Either way, the update has most likely not been pulled since it's being reported on other sites, as well.
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    Replace AirPods in case and reboot phone, if you've not done this since iOS update. Reconnect AirPods. Information is in "Settings > General > About".
     
  23. dgreening macrumors regular

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    I have had that happen before and I put the Airpods back in the case then pulled them out again and for some reason they were there.
     
  24. dmccombs macrumors regular

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    Open the case door. The airpods will show up in the About menu.
     
  25. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

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    Mine updated overnight apparently but were not plugged into power.
     

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