Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods Pro 2 Ahead of Launch

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

AirPods Pro Firmware Feature
Apple has not provided information on what's included in refreshed 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 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 learn about any notable changes in the firmware update, we'll share details, but the software likely offers performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

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Top Rated Comments

Joseph C Avatar
22 months ago
Let's hope this isn't firmware to weaken the noise cancellation now the reviewers have given it a thumbs up.

That really would be deja vu. ('https://medium.com/@jcrrn/we-need-to-talk-about-airpods-pro-4bbd2533e031')

Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
22 months ago

Well, if I’ve learned anything from visiting MacRumors…
“It’s a Money Grab”
or
“They’re forcing you to upgrade”
or
“They’re destroying the environment”
or
“It’s time for Timmy to go”
I remember when Apple was Doomed because Tim Cook murdered hundreds of millions of people with a free U2 album.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joseph C Avatar
22 months ago

How dare they fix things proactively! I’m so mad.
With mandatory firmware updates that have incidentally been known to worsen the sound stage or noise cancellation in the past...?

AirPods firmware updates should be opt-in like updates to all other Apple products – and the release notes need to explicitly state what is new. Not a generic "bug fixes and improvements".

And it is not unreasonable to want this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
22 months ago
I am sure I read on Mac Rumours future AirPods firmware would have released notes stating what’s new
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
22 months ago

Apple being proactive and staying ahead of the curve here?
Well, if I’ve learned anything from visiting MacRumors…
“It’s a Money Grab”
or
“They’re forcing you to upgrade”
or
“They’re destroying the environment”
or
“It’s time for Timmy to go”
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joseph C Avatar
22 months ago

What is this conspiracy theory nonsense?
SuCh (https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/17/21069953/apple-airpods-pro-noise-cancellation-problems-firmware-2b588-2c54) a CoNSpIRaCy (https://www.macworld.com/article/233738/apple-please-fix-active-noise-cancellation-in-the-airpods-pro.html) tHeORy (https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/01/14/airpods-pro-firmware-update-sacrifices-noise-cancellation-quality-for-bass) ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)