Apple Released New Firmware Updates for Headphones and Accessories

Apple Launches New Firmware for AirPods, MagSafe Charger, and More

Apple Released New Firmware Updates for Headphones and Accessories

Apple has recently released new firmware for eight of its products, including all AirPods models (excluding Gen 1), Beats Fit Pro, PowerBeats Pro, and its official MagSafe charger. However, it can be tricky to determine whether you’ve already received the updates, given Apple’s notorious policy of not sharing release notes and not offering manual installations for firmware updates. Here’s what you need to know:

Understanding the Latest Firmware Updates

Here’s a rundown of the latest firmware releases:

  • AirPods 2 and 3: Firmware 5E135
  • AirPods Pro 1 and 2: Firmware 5E135
  • AirPods Max: Firmware 5E135
  • PowerBeats Pro: Firmware 5B66
  • Beats Fit Pro: Firmware 5B66
  • MagSafe Charger: Firmware 258.0 (via iSoftware Updates)
New Firmware For Airpods, Magsafe Charger
New Firmware For Airpods, Magsafe Charger

While the release notes for the firmware updates are not available, users have reported improved battery life and sound quality on their updated devices.

How to Check for the Latest Firmware Updates

To check whether your AirPods or other accessories have received the latest firmware update, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your iPhone or iPad is running the latest software update.
  2. Connect your AirPods or Beats headphones to your iPhone.
  3. Open the Settings app and tap your headphones at the top.
  4. Swipe to the bottom of the screen and look for the Version number.

If your headphones haven’t been updated yet, simply leave them charging in their case, close to your iPhone or other Apple device, and the update will be automatically installed at some point.


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