As AirPods have improved and grown more intuitive to use, developers have incorporated new features and functions to make them even better.
One of these is the ability for a connected device to download new firmware updates for the AirPods whenever one is available, without the user needing to check for new firmware updates regularly. This post will show you how you can update your AirPods and AirPod Pros.
To update your AirPods, put them in the case while the case is being charged, then put an iPhone or iPad near to the AirPods. The AirPods should then automatically update.
How to force update firmware AirPods?
To update AirPods and AirPods pro, it is just necessary to have the AirPods in the case while it is charging and to have a connected iPhone or iPad nearby. The AirPods will then automatically update.
To check the firmware version in your AirPods go “Settings” -> “General” -> “About” -> “AirPods” and you should see the firmware version there.
In order to be sure your AirPods update whenever new firmware is available, keep the case fully charged and store the AirPods in the case between uses instead of putting them in a pocket or purse.
Make sure the connected device has enough storage space to download new updates that come out. This will help ensure that your device is able to download these updates without interruption.
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How to force update firmware AirPods Pro?
The process of updating AirPods Pro is the same with regular AirPods. You put them in the charging case, charge the case and put an iPhone or iPad near to the case. After a while, the AirPods should automatically update.
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Why won’t my AirPods update?
If your AirPods won’t update, check to make sure there is a new update available. In some cases, you may already have the latest version of the firmware downloaded without realizing it.
AirPods do not generally have updates available very often, so it can be several months between the release of new firmware versions.
To check on the version of firmware currently installed to your device, follow these steps:
- Go to your connected device, like your iPhone or iPad, and open the Settings app
- Click General, then About. Under the list of information that appears, you’ll see the name of your AirPods.
- Click on the name of your AirPods and review the firmware version listed. You can check online to be sure this is the latest version available.
Another cause can be lack of battery and storage on the device. In order to update, the device needs to have enough power to download and install the firmware update, or the system will automatically stop the update.
It will also stop the update if the internet connection is unstable, or the device is moved too far away from the connected device.