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Apple today released new firmware designed for the second-generation AirPods Pro, which means the new AirPods will have a day one firmware update available at launch. The 5A377 firmware is now available for new AirPods Pro owners, up from the 5A374 firmware they ship with.

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Apple has not provided information on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the AirPods‌, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings.

There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌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 iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short period of time.

You can check your ‌‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ firmware by following these steps:
  • Connect your ‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌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 about any notable changes in the firmware update, we'll share details, but the software likely offers performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Article Link: Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods Pro 2 Ahead of Launch
 
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GMShadow

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There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌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 iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short period of time.

I don't get why they continue to do this when I can connect the MagSafe Battery Pack to an iPad or Mac for five minutes and it'll force the update.
 
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Joseph C

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How dare they fix things proactively! I’m so mad.
With mandatory firmware updates that have incidentally been known to worsen the sound stage or noise cancellation in the past...?

AirPods firmware updates should be opt-in like updates to all other Apple products – and the release notes need to explicitly state what is new. Not a generic "bug fixes and improvements".

And it is not unreasonable to want this.
 

DarthDon

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You will get 60+ hours of listening time and the charging box will be a 5G wireless repeater after that update🤣🤣🤣
 
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quaresma

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AirPod Pros are great for voice, calls, podcasts etc. but NOT music. There are so many great true wireless earbuds out there better for music. The Sennheiser Momentum 3 True Wireless being one of them
 

jimmy_uk

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I'm assuming you have to use the latest iOS to pair these? (Which I don't want to do on my older iphone).
 
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