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Apple today released new firmware update for both the Lightning and USB-C versions of the AirPods Pro 2. The new firmware is version 6B34, up from the 6B32 firmware introduced in November.

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Apple does not provide details on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware beyond "bug fixes and other improvements," so it is unclear what's new in the update, but prior software releases have been refining functionality introduced in iOS 17 such as Adaptive Audio.

Apple does not give customers instructions on how to upgrade AirPods software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ are connected to an iOS device. Putting the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ in the case, connecting the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ to a power source, and then pairing the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ to an iOS device or Mac should force the update.

You can check your ‌‌‌AirPods‌‌ firmware by following these steps:
  • Connect your ‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌ to your iOS device.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap About.
  • Tap ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌.
  • Look at the number next to "Firmware Version."
If we learn more about what's new in the firmware release, we'll update this article.

Article Link: Apple Releases New AirPods Pro 2 Firmware
 
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Kylo83

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Wait this isn’t for the AirPods Pro 2 with usb c case, it just updates the lightning ones to same version as the usb c ones
 
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axantas

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Usually there are complaints about the update process of the AirPods. Just be happy with the way, Apple does it.

I also own the Sony WF-2000XM5 buds. The update process is a pain in the - you know where.
The app always loses connection, the update process gets interrupted all the time, the app does not know my buds anymore and annoying things like that.

With the AirPods, it just happens. Maybe not right now, but it is done. Every time. Without any interaction.
 

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The Adaptive noise canceling has not been all that great.
hopefully this addresses that.

I used it them at the gym, with previous firmware updates, it would block much more noise then it does with the most recent firmware.

the full on noise canceling was and has been fine though..
 

Truben

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Usually there are complaints about the update process of the AirPods. Just be happy with the way, Apple does it.

I also own the Sony WF-2000XM5 buds. The update process is a pain in the - you know where.
The app always loses connection, the update process gets interrupted all the time, the app does not know my buds anymore and annoying things like that.

With the AirPods, it just happens. Maybe not right now, but it is done. Every time. Without any interaction.
Developer here. Updated Sonoma and iOS a few moments ago, but the AirPods still on 6B32 firmware. I hope you're right.
 

cateye

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IT'S NEW AIRPODS FIRMWARE DAY!! OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY

(stripping off clothes, running around in a loin cloth holding basket full of Apple stickers, throwing them into the air in great handfuls and singing the New Firmware song)

Today! Today!
We get new firmware today!
What it changes is a mystery,
But the old version is now history!
Today! Today! ... HOORAY!
 
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axantas

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Developer here. Updated Sonoma and iOS a few moments ago, but the AirPods still on 6B32 firmware. I hope you're right.
It is about "not caring about it". There are situations, where I want an update NOW, because it eliminates important errors. In the case of the AirPods, I do not even think about it. They do their job and maybe tomorrow with the new firmware, they do it better.

They will update. Today I just placed them close to my iPhone - out of curiosity - while writing that message. I controlled it - it is 6B34. Just without doing anything from my side.
 

ProfessionalFan

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It is about "not caring about it". There are situations, where I want an update NOW, because it eliminates important errors. In the case of the AirPods, I do not even think about it. They do their job and maybe tomorrow with the new firmware, they do it better.

They will update. Today I just placed them close to my iPhone - out of curiosity - while writing that message. I controlled it - it is 6B34. Just without doing anything from my side.
Meh I hate this argument every time. There should be a way to manually update them. It makes no sense that there isn't. You could just choose to not manually do it since you don't mind it.
 
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CWallace

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you would think Apple could come up with a way to install the firmware manually or via an app/mac app vs the mystery that it is.

I have read that connecting your AirPods to a Mac or an iPad will force the update almost immediately. Guess those machines stage firmware for various products that can be plugged into them and send it over the wire versus over the air via an iPhone?
 

trues

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Still:
  • "Bug fixes and other improvements" are vague and do not qualify as actual "release notes". And,
  • no manual update method
 
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upandown

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I'm 100% noise cancelling is dramatically worse since the firmware update about 3 updates ago, since then we're getting monthly updates.
Here are the facts. You can also go back and find his earlier videos comparing firmwares to support, or invalidate your claim. In summary it has changed slightly with some frequencies but overall has improved. Expect a new video tomorrowish comparing 6B34 to 32. Hope this helps.

 

ProfessionalFan

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Adaptive audio has done pretty much nothing in my usage. It acts exactly the same as transparency mode on mine (I have the USB-C model as well). I even tried it in the exact usage apple showed in their demo - running next to leaf blowers. It did not block any sound.
Same here. I haven't tried with leaf blowers but I did notice it isn't doing anything new.
 

iMacDragon

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Adaptive audio definitely lowers noise of things like construction/leaf blowrs/traffic, but it doesn't block it out, just knocks it down a notch, not sure if it just all out does a half ANC of it its more nuanced than that, but it definitely makes walking around outside 'better'.
 
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