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Apple has just released new firmware updates for eight of its popular products, including AirPods, PowerBeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, and the official MagSafe charger. While the updates are intended to improve the functionality of the devices, Apple’s firmware updates for its headphones and accessories have traditionally been tricky to navigate. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that you are running the latest firmware on your devices.
Firstly, it’s worth noting that there is no manual installation process for Apple’s firmware updates. The only way to confirm if the update has been installed on your device is to check the device settings or visit an Apple Store to get the firmware.
Moreover, Apple does not provide detailed release notes about the changes that come with its new firmware updates. This can make it difficult for users to understand the changes that have been made to their devices.
The latest firmware updates released by Apple include Firmware 5E135 for AirPods 2 and 3, AirPods Pro 1 and 2, and AirPods Max; Firmware 5B66 for PowerBeats Pro and Beats Fit Pro; and Firmware 258.0 for the MagSafe Charger.
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For AirPods or Beats headphones, checking the firmware version is relatively simple. You can head to your iPhone and follow these steps:
- Put in or connect your headphones to your iPhone
- Open the Settings app, and tap on your headphones at the top
- Scroll to the very bottom and look next to Version
Alternatively, you can go to Settings -> Bluetooth -> headphones -> ⓘ -> Version to see the firmware version.