A Reddit user has spotted a new AirPods firmware version, which was bumped from 3.3.1 to 3.5.1. Apple hasn’t officially announced this update yet, but according to AppleInsider, it comes only with minor bug fixes.
If you’re an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus owner and bought AirPods to listen to music, then you know that these Bluetooth headphones have a firmware that’s regularly updated. With this firmware, users are able to control these wireless earphones (music and volume) and Apple wants to make sure that everything works perfectly and that there are no bugs. Users can also invoke Siri using AirPods, by tapping on them, so the firmware must operate without any problems, because otherwise it won’t recognize commands.
Apple’s firmware updates for AirPods are very small in size and they usually come with bug fixes and stability improvements, and most important, they fix battery drains. This is why it’s important to install the latest firmware 3.5.1, in case you haven’t connected your AirPods to your iPhone in the past 24 hours and the firmware wasn’t automatically installed.
If you don’t know what firmware version your AirPods is running on, then connect them to your iPhone, head to Settings > General > About > AirPods, and if you don’t see the AirPods item, then open the charging case and wait until the charge status alert will show up at the bottom of the screen. The firmware version should appear if you’ll check again.
If the firmware is outdated, then while your AirPods are connected to your iPhone, plug a Lightning cable (that’s connected to a power source) into the charging case. After a few minutes, you can check again the firmware version again and you should see the latest one.
There are a few problems that Apple hasn’t taken care of yet, such as VoIP issues, as well as the jackhammer noise that users hear when making voice calls.
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