Apple Updates AirPods Pro and AirPods 2 Firmware to Version 3E751

Apple today released a new 3E751 firmware update for the second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro, updating them from the prior 3A283 firmware that was released back in September.

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Apple does not offer information on what's included in refreshed firmware, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings.

There's no standard way to upgrade the AirPods‌ software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the ‌AirPods‌ are connected to an iOS device. Putting the ‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌ in the case, connecting the ‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌ to a power source, and then pairing the ‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌ to an iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short period of time.

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 find notable changes after the firmware updates are installed, we'll share details, but the software likely includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

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Top Rated Comments

HeavenDynamic Avatar
42 months ago
Apple needs to add a way to manually update the AirPods.
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrdf Avatar
42 months ago

Happily using my on-ear AirPods gen 2. Not interested with in-ear products. But that’s just me. ;)
And the reason you posted it in an article about an update on airpods??
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpxp2002 Avatar
42 months ago
Let's hope they finally restored the good noise cancellation.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Konigi Avatar
42 months ago
Switching between devices is not always smooth in my experience. The latest OSs updates allegedly fix some things, and hopefully this firmware update will continue in the right direction.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robin Bonathan Avatar
42 months ago
I really like the AirPods pro but they are very problematic connecting to my mac.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Devnul0 Avatar
42 months ago
Big Sur 11.3 had AirPods updates, so it would make sense if these were corresponding updates.

- ‌AirPods‌ audio routing to incorrect device for Automatic Switching
- ‌AirPods‌ Automatic Switching notifications might be missing or duplicated
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)