Apple Just Released New AirPods Pro Firmware (Here’s How to Install It)

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Apple on Thursday released a new firmware update for its recent AirPods Pro headphones, which dropped back in October.

The firmware version is listed as 2B588, which is up from the last 2B584 update that AirPods Pro actually shipped with last month.

While Apple pushed out the firmware update today, it may not install immediately on all user devices.

It isn’t clear what sort of changes or under-the-hood Apple has introduced in the new build, since AirPods firmware updates don’t contain release notes.

On the other hand, there’s a good chance that the AirPods Pro firmware update addresses some bugs or connectivity issues with the wireless earbuds.

For example, many AirPods Pro users are experiencing an ongoing issue that can cause one of their earbuds to display a red exclamation point while glitching out.

While the problem didn’t appear to cause significant connectivity issues, it was annoying and could keep a user from seeing the charge level of their earbuds.

Past AirPods models also experienced similar problems shortly after their debut. That’s likely one reason why today’s firmware update is specific to the new AirPods Pro.

We recommend installing the latest firmware on your AirPods Pro as soon as possible to keep them running smoothly.

How to Update Your AirPods’ Firmware

Upgrading your AirPods Pro firmware isn’t the most intuitive or easiest thing to do, but it’s still pretty simple.

Here’s how to install a firmware update over-the-air.

  1. Make sure your AirPods Pro are connected to your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Keep them within range of your iPhone or iPad.
  3. The firmware update should install automatically. But there isn’t really a way to easily check whether it’s in the process of doing so.

That’s pretty much the process. You can check which firmware running by doing the following.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Select About.
  4. Scroll down and find your AirPods Pro. Tap on them.
  5. The version your AirPods Pro are running is listed under Firmware Version. The latest version of 2B588.

Again, the firmware update may take some time to actually roll out for all users. So if your AirPods Pro haven’t been updated yet, be sure to check back later.

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