How to update AirPods or AirPods Pro

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By Erric Buttlar

Sometimes Apple releases firmware updates for its AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless earphones to improve performance, add features, and fix bugs.

The steps below are for ensuring your AirPods or AirPods Pro are up to date with the latest software if you’re experiencing issues.

AirPods and AirPods Pro: How to Update Them

  1. Make sure your AirPods are in their case if they aren’t already.
  2. The charging case for AirPods requires you to connect the Lightning to USB cable to a power source; if you have a Wireless Charging Case or AirPods Pro, you can charge them wirelessly on a Qi-compatible mat.
  3. Make sure that the iOS device you have paired with the AirPods is near its charging case, and that the device has an internet connection.

You’re done. Any software updates available will automatically download and install after a little while. If you’re experiencing problems updating your AirPods, make sure the charging case is charged. It’s also possible that resetting the AirPods will help.

You can find the firmware version on your AirPods.

Follow these steps to make sure your firmware is up to date:

  • Get into Settings on your iOS device.
  • Click General.
  • Then tap About.
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  • Select AirPods.
  • See what the Firmware Version is.

Updates to the firmware for AirPods don’t usually come out very often, so don’t be surprised if the version remains unchanged for a while.



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