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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released a new firmware update for the AirPods Pro, which were originally released on October 30.

Today's firmware update is labeled as 2B588, up from 2B584, which was the release version of the firmware that the AirPods Pro shipped with.


There's no word on what's included in the firmware update, but it may improve connectivity or resolve other small issues with the earbuds.

The firmware update will install automatically when connecting the AirPods Pro to your iPhone or iPad, and it could take some time for the update to become available for everyone. To check the firmware of your AirPods Pro, follow these steps:
  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap About.
  4. Scroll down to AirPods Pro and tap it.
  5. The firmware number is listed under "Firmware Version."
There's no reliable way to force a firmware update on the AirPods Pro, so AirPods Pro owners will need to be patient and expect the AirPods Pro to be updated over the course of regular use.

Article Link: Apple Releases Firmware Update for AirPods Pro
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macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2010
Pittsburgh PA
Where do you even check to see the firmware build number?

Edit: Thank you everyone who has responded with how to check the firmware, especially those who responded before MR edited the article itself! ?
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May 28, 2015
why is there no way to do update normally like every other device it takes ages to just see if it updates
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macrumors member
Feb 15, 2004
I’ve had some obnoxious charging and connectivity issues with the AirPods pro. Theyre nowhere near as magical as everyone led me to believe.
I'm curious if you could elaborate, as they've been flawless for me (using on an iPhone and iPad). My original Airpods had an issue where the connection for one Airpod was a little bit dodgy so about 10% of the time I put them back in the case, that AirPod wouldn't start charging and would be dead the next time I used them. So I learned to jiggle it a little bit which cleared things up.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2006
i got the update - opened the case and the sheet came up showing the battery status. i could then see my phone connect to apple (monitoring connections on my router) and download something from the appleimg server. i left the case open on the desk next to the phone but didnt put the airpods in my ears. about 5 mins later the case flashed orange once, which must have been a reboot. the about screen shows the new FW version.
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