Apple's AirPods is one of the company's most popular accessories, and they are quite large. Like all modern wireless headphones, they have firmware that sometimes needs updating for optimum performance. Here's how to update firmware on your AirPods.
With no screen to talk about, it can be easy to forget that wireless headphones often need firmware updates to make sure that hey works as well as possible. Sometimes the updates also fix errors that have been reported. If your AirPods fail, it is always a good idea to check for software updates available.
When AirPods automatically updates
Thankfully, AirPods will normally update its firmware-a type of software running on AirPods themselves. As long as any conditions are met, you should never have to force your AirPods to be updated manually. These conditions are:
- Your AirPods is in its charging case.
- The charging bag is plugged in or placed on a Qi charger if you are using a wireless charging case.
- The air units are located within a You have previously been connected. That device must also have an internet connection.
It should be all that is needed to ensure that your AirPods take care of any firmware updates automatically. It is likely that this will happen without you understanding ̵
You may want to manually update an update. First, let's see what version of AirPods software is currently running.
How to check which firmware your AirPods is running
With your AirPods in the charging set, open the lid near your iPhone. Reject the display battery indicator that appears and open the Settings app.
Inside the Settings app, press the "General" button.
Then click "About" to proceed.
Scroll at the bottom of the screen and you will see your AIrPod listed. Tap their post.
This screen shows you the current version of the firmware installed on your AirPods.
How to force an AirPod firmware update
If you find that a new version of AirPod's firmware is available but not yet installed, you can try to force your AirPods to update.
To do so, put your AirPods in the Fall case, start charging and place it near your iPhone. Then open the cover and reject the screen display on the screen.
It should be all that is needed. You may not need to connect the AirPod case to charge (or charge wirelessly, if you have a new wireless charging case) if you have enough battery power. However, uploading guarantees that your AirPods will try to update and not delay the update to save battery.
You won't see anything on the screen to suggest an update is in progress, which is not ideal. However, leave your AirPods for a few minutes and then follow the process above to check the current firmware version. It would have changed to the new version.