Apple Releases New Firmware Update for AirPods

Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:28 AM PDT by Juli Clover

Apple today released a new 3.7.2 firmware update for its AirPods, likely introducing bug fixes and performance improvements to the wireless earbuds.

AirPod firmware updates are installed automatically when the AirPods are connected to the iPhone, so AirPods users should begin seeing the new firmware soon as the update rolls out to everyone.


AirPods owners can check the version number in the Settings app by going to General --> About --> AirPods while the AirPods are connected to the iPhone.

Apple did not provide release notes with the firmware update, so it is not known what problems the new software might address.

Though AirPods were first released back in December of 2016, they continue to be in short supply. Shipping times for the AirPods are still at six weeks from the online Apple Store.

Related Roundup: AirPods 2
Buyer's Guide: AirPods (Neutral)

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37 months ago
Update changed my Airpods colour to black.

Anyone else?
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37 months ago

I'm on 3.5.1 too. 3.5.1 is the previous version. Not sure how to trigger the automatic firmware update.

The update is automatic. To update the Airpods, conduct the following: Case lid must be open conduct update.


* Place the AirPods in its charging case.
* The case must be plugged into a charger. (This is not required, but suggested.)
* The case must be linked to an iPhone nearby and connected to Wi-Fi.


To check if you have the latest installed firmware, follow these steps:


* Open the Settings app on your phone.
* In the Settings app, go to General > About > AirPods. (Note: AirPods will only display in About when connected to your iPhone).
* From there, look for "Firmware Version" and check the number to see if you have the latest version (which is 3.5.1, as of 1 February 2017).
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37 months ago
I'm seeing improved graphics performance, also Safari feels snappier

(Just a little joke)
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37 months ago

The change of this version is on the microphone of the airpods, you can choose whether the microphone on the right, on the left or that detects it.

That option was there before this update
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37 months ago

How are early adopters getting on with their AirPods? Are they worth the money?

Oh dear, these tiny buds are awesome. If you can get over the tension that you might lose one of these, they make your life a bit easier. I love my Airpods.

I use them way more then regular people. I'm renting a house where I don't have a dedicated sound system. I do everything related to sound with these babies. Taking phone calls, listening to stuff all day at work, consuming media at home, movies, running all of them.

Love it!
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37 months ago
It's freaky high silent the upgrade is. No notification, no noticeable disruption. It just works.
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