Apple Releases New Firmware Updates for All AirPods Models

Apple has rolled out new firmware updates for its entire AirPods lineup, including AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Max, and both generations of AirPods Pro. The updates also extend to Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro.

Current Firmware Versions

The current firmware versions for each model are as follows:
– AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (USB-C): 6.5.8 (6F8)
– AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with MagSafe Charging Case (Lightning): 6.5.8 (6F8)
– AirPods Pro (1st generation): 6A326
– AirPods (3rd generation): 6A326
– AirPods (2nd generation): 6A326
– AirPods Max: 6A326
– AirPods (1st generation): 6.8.8
– Beats Fit Pro: 6F8
– Powerbeats Pro: 6F8

Automatic Updates

As usual, AirPods firmware updates are installed automatically when the AirPods are charging and within Bluetooth range of an iPhone, iPad, or Mac connected to Wi-Fi. There is no manual update option.

Checking Firmware Version

To check your AirPods firmware version:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Go to the Bluetooth menu.
3. Find your AirPods in the list of devices.
4. Tap the “i” next to your AirPods.
5. Look at the “Firmware Version” number.

Update Details

Apple has not released specific notes for these updates, but they likely include bug fixes and performance improvements. A more significant firmware update is expected later this year alongside iOS 18.

The new firmware ensures compatibility with the latest Apple software and improves overall device performance. Keeping your AirPods up to date ensures the best experience with your Apple devices.