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Apple today released new firmware updates for the second-generation AirPods, the AirPods Pro, and the AirPods Max. All three of the AirPod models are now running 4A400 firmware, up from 3E751 for the standard AirPods, 3E756 for the AirPods Max, and 3E751 for the AirPods Pro.

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Apple has also released new 4A394 firmware for the Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats 4, and Powerbeats Pro.

Apple does not offer information on what's included in refreshed firmware for the AirPods Pro, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings. The update likely adds Conversation Boost to the AirPods Pro.

Conversation Boost is an iOS 15 feature that uses the beamforming microphones in the ‌AirPods Pro‌ to boost the volume level of conversations, which is ideal for those with mild to moderate hearing challenges.

There's 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 find notable changes after the firmware updates are installed, we'll share details, but the software likely includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

Article Link: Apple Updates AirPods 2, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max Firmware to Version 4A400
 
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ignatius345

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I hope this fixes my APM's annoying inability to stay paired with my Mac. I can't count how many times I've had to hold both buttons down to do a reset just so they're recognized on the Mac. They're always there on my iPhone, but for whatever reason the Mac is always an issue. I suppose this could be a MacOS problem instead, now that I think about it. Either way, hoping for a fix!
 

davidako

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I hope this fixes my APM's annoying inability to stay paired with my Mac. I can't count how many times I've had to hold both buttons down to do a reset just so they're recognized on the Mac. They're always there on my iPhone, but for whatever reason the Mac is always an issue. I suppose this could be a MacOS problem instead, now that I think about it. Either way, hoping for a fix!

Apple Inc. is phasing out support for macOS. It has too much support for unprofitable insecure non-Apple Pay payments (ignore the recent failures of Apple Pay for iPhone 13 orders)
 

gank41

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There are also updates for Beats Solo Pro (A1881), Powerbeats (A2015), and Powerbeats Pro (A2048), firmware build 4A394.
I just checked and my PowerBeats Pro were already on A2048, and I haven't used them in 2 days or so.. I'm wondering if this update was pushed a few days ago or maybe was included in 15.0.1?
 
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JosephAW

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Weird how my air pods gen 2 doesn’t show in the about window yet I’m listening now. :rolleyes:
 

spar7y

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Hopefully it transitions better between devices. Tired of putting my buds in when my phone rings and none of my devices getting the hint
FWIW, I had this issue a TON and I attributed it to being on so many different betas at different times. So once all the "official versions" came out, I removed all of them from all of my devices and restarted all of them before adding anything back. Haven't had an issue yet, which is good, because my next step was sacrificing a goat.
 

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The article says: "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 believe you can connect while the pods are charging.

Edit - If you open the case you can.
 
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