Apple silently updated the AirPods firmware1 this morning to version 3.7.2. This is only the second time Apple has updated the AirPods since their release last December. This new version most likely brings small bug fixes, as there were no official update notes provided by Apple.
AirPods will automatically receive the update when connected to your phone, but you can force an update the following way:
- Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi.
- Go to Settings > About.
- Plug the AirPods case in to charge and open the lid near your phone.
- If you don’t see “AirPods” appear near the bottom of your Settings > About menu, make sure your AirPods are connecting to your iPhone by selecting them in Control Center’s audio output.
- If you do see the “AirPods” menu, wait 30 seconds, then close the case lid.
- Wait another 30 seconds, then open the case lid and double check the version number in Settings > About > AirPods. You should see the new version reflected as it is in the screenshot below. If you don’t see it, may have to try these steps again.
New version showing in Settings > About > AirPods.
For more info on the AirPods themselves, seem my in-depth review.
Software that runs the AirPods. Firmware itself is embedded in a device and unchangeable by an outside source. ↩︎