Apple releases firmware update for AirPods

Following the iOS 16.4.1 released to the public on Monday, Apple is currently rolling out a firmware update for the second and third generation AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. Today’s updates follow firmware updates that have been released for the AirPods family in January.

New AirPods firmware available

The new firmware version for these new AirPods is version 5E133. The update is available for all of the aforementioned AirPods models starting today. This is superior to the previous firmware version of 5B59. Usually, these updates only bring minor changes to the firmware of Apple’s wireless headphones.

Apple has yet to share the release notes for today’s update on its official site.

As you probably already know, Apple also doesn’t make it easy to manually update your AirPods to new firmware versions. Instead, the company said new firmware versions will be installed when AirPods are connected via Bluetooth to your iPhone.

To check the firmware version of your AirPods:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Access the “Bluetooth” menu.
  • Find your AirPods in the device list.
  • Tap the “i” next to them.
  • Look at the “firmware version” number.

Spotted anything new in these firmware updates on your AirPods? Let us know in the comments.

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