Apple rarely releases software updates for its accessories, especially for those a few years old. To be fair, that’s not only for Apple; the headphones don’t need software updates often and could work just fine for years. But Apple has a large ecosystem, including iPhone, Mac, and iPad, and AirPods do work with all of them. That means even a minor change in the ecosystem could bring the need for a change for the AirPods devices. Today is one of those scenarios because Apple just released a new software update for all the AirPods headphones. Here’s what it brings and how to install it.
AirPods Gets A New Software Update
Undoubtedly, one of the weirdest habits of Apple is that they don’t always release notes. This is happening again; they didn’t share any information on what features were added or removed with the patch. As the users say, there are no changes you can notice, but Apple surely made a few minor changes in the background. The update might not be that important, but you should install it anyway. Here’s how you can know if the update is installed automatically:
- Open the Settings.
- Select General.
- Select About.
- Select the AirPods currently connected to the device.
- A menu that shows relevant device information, including the firmware version, will appear.
The update will be installed the first time you connect the AirPods to the iPhone. It’s best to do it while you don’t need it because the headphones could go unreachable for a few minutes. The previous update was released in January so you won’t follow those steps often.
Two brand new members have arrived in the AirPods series in the past months; AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2. The family is now stronger than ever, and we wonder what innovative features they will bring to those headphones.