Firmware update 3.5.1 for AirPods is now available

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  1. Prabas, Feb 1, 2017
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    Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    Checking AirPods' firmware version: Connect your AirPods to your iPhone and go to Settings > General > About > AirPods.

    Updating your AirPods: Put AirPods inside their case and connect it to a charger. Wait for a couple of minutes.

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  3. colmaclean, Feb 1, 2017
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    I plugged my AirPods in to charge and sat my iPhone next to them.

    A few minutes later, I checked Settings>General>About>AirPods (with the AirPods case open) and saw the new firmware version.
     
  4. john991 macrumors 6502a

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    Just looked at mine, took them out of the case and I'm already at 3.5.1. Wow that was fast!
     
  5. retrospek macrumors 6502a

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    I can't even find how to check the firmware level on my iPhone - I can't see an option for AirPods in the list.

    Really hope this new firmware fixes the disconnection problem I'm having on my iPhone 6s Plus.
     
  6. john991 macrumors 6502a

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    Go under general, about and near the bottom you should see AirPods. This is in the settings app.
     
  7. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Just been out for a test walk. Still got the same problem with disconnections (iPhone 6s plus).

    Bummer.
     
  8. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the update addresses the standby case drain. It doesn't show the lightning bolt ⚡️ at 100% anymore.
     
  9. tethead macrumors 6502

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    that would be great if that's the case - need to check if mine are updated!
     
  10. tomaustin44 macrumors regular

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    Fingers crossed...that problem has been bugging me since December 26th!
     
  11. Lihp8270 macrumors regular

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    Case open or closed?
     
  12. tomaustin44 macrumors regular

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    I did mine closed... only took about 30 seconds.
     
  13. Lihp8270 macrumors regular

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    I'm going to update mine when I get home from work.

    While I've had 3 sets, and these have now been fine. I've been too scared to use them with a different device, incase it is the sync and connection that is causing the issues.

    Will be nice to use them as they were intended after the update :)
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I don't see Airpods listed, what version of iOS does one need to be on or does that even matter?

    My Airpods are connected via BT.
     
  15. john991 macrumors 6502a

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    You need wifi on too.
     
  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    It is, I will try restarting my iPhone. I do not have latest iOS version on it.

    And the case is plugged into charger.
     
  17. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    They might have just removed the graphic tbf. Need to wait some time to see if anything has actually happened
     
  18. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Finally showed up in the settings. 3.5.1 now.
     
  19. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    You don't need to connect it to a charger to update. You just need to make sure your AirPods are in the case and connected via BT to your phone.

    If you aren't seeing your AirPods in the About section, open/close the case a few times. It'll show up.
     
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  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Are you seeing Airpods in the settings?

    Try restarting your iPhone, worked for me.
     
  22. cargobrian macrumors member

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    Mine still have not updated and it has been an hour. AirPods are in case and connected to power and iPhone 7 plus that is connected to wifi.

    And I have restarted my phone
    --- Post Merged, Feb 1, 2017 ---
    And with that said, they have finally updated.

    Thanks
     
  23. chineseguy38, Feb 1, 2017
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    My both iPhones aren't showing AirPods under General->About even I restarted both of them
    All sorted now.
     
  24. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    My 3.5.1 AirPods beg to differ. Sitting at 100% with the lightning bolt icon as I type this.
     
  25. noteple macrumors 65816

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    If you didn't start this thread I wouldn't have noticed it. Everything seemed normal in Airpod operation today
     

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