so we can check if we already have it installed

Apple has released firmware updates for all AirPods models: AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. At the moment we do not know what the exact news will be in the update, but given the impending arrival of iOS 16.3 and the rest of the systems on our devices, we can expect mainly performance improvements.

While we don’t know the details, that’s been certain for some time AirPods firmware updates have become a bit more common. Small fixes and improvements in an operating system that makes a difference in connectivity, audio quality, battery consumption, etc. Without further ado, let’s talk about how to check if we already have it installed, or if you prefer that installation.

Minor changes but enough for an update

There are several models receiving updates today. We started the list with the first-gen AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro and ended with the AirPods Max. you all get exactly the same firmware version that 5B59leaving the 5B58 behind.

The slightest change in numbering makes us quickly suspect that this is a minor update, but important enough for Apple to roll out an update. As we have already commented on other occasions, the AirPods update automatically when near an iPhone or iPad.

To favor the update, although it is not necessary, we can connect the headphones to the power and make sure that they are connected to the iPhone or iPad. The latter is as simple as playing music from our iPhone with the AirPods and putting them in the case immediately.

While this is all we can do to update them, we can check what firmware version our headphones have installed. First We connect the AirPods to the device of our choice, then the steps are as follows:

  1. We open the app the settings on our iPhone or iPad.
  2. We came in General.
  3. we play along information.
  4. we play along AirPods.
  5. we are looking for firmware version.

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Sure, firmware updates don’t enjoy the same level of visibility as, say, iOS software updates, but they do have their own importance. They’re not introducing any new emoji, but it’s clear they’re polishing up the experience and Improving the performance and functionality of AirPods. Something we will always cherish.

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