Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro 1 and AirPods Max

Apple today introduced new 5B58 firmware for the AirPods 2, the AirPods 3, the original AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max, up from the 4E71 firmware that was released back in May. Apple released the 5B58 firmware for the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 earlier this week.

AirPods 3 New Firmware Feature
Apple does not offer immediately available release notes on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the AirPods‌, but the company does maintain a support document with release information.The 5B58 update for the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 added "bug fixes and other improvements," with no other details available.

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

Top Rated Comments

dantracht Avatar
7 months ago
For the love of all that’s holy can they PLEASE make it easier to update these things??
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rishey Avatar
7 months ago
I live for updates, even when they don't do anything. Is this a mental illness?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
leventozler Avatar
7 months ago
Connect your airpods to your mac, open console and start logging. Search "UARPUpdater" and you'll be able to see the progress or errors etc.

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tylerhbrown Avatar
7 months ago
I assume the airpods will now sound "snappier??"
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
7 months ago
Attempting to install on the max now, hoping this fixes lower ANC.
Will report back on my findings
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t0rqx Avatar
7 months ago
installing downgrades, and upselling new upcoming products.
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