Apple today released new firmware designed for second-generation AirPods Pro, which means the new AirPods will have a firmware update available on the first day at launch. The 5A377 firmware is now available for new owners of ‌AirPods Pro‌, compared to the 5A374 firmware they ship with.


Apple hasn’t provided information on what’s included in the updated firmware updates for the AirPods‌, so we don’t know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings.

There is no standard way to update the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but the firmware is usually installed over-the-air while the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ are connected to an iOS device. Put the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ into the case, connect the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ to a power source, and then pair the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ after a short time, ‌‌‌‌ force the iPhone or iPad to update to an iPhone or iPad.

You can check your ‌‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ firmware by following these steps:

  • Connect your ‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ to your iOS device.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap About.
  • Tap ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌.
  • Look at the number next to “Firmware Version”.

If we become aware of any major changes in the firmware update, we will share the details, but the software likely offers performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

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