Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods, AirPods Max and AirPods Pro

Apple today introduced new 5E133 firmware for the AirPods 2, AirPods 3, the AirPods Max, the original AirPods Pro, and the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 up from the 5B58 and 5B59 firmware updates that were released in November and January.

AirPods 3 Pro 2 and Max New Firmware
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.

There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but firmware is 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 firmware by following these steps:

  • Connect your ‌‌AirPods‌‌ 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.

Related Roundups: AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max
Related Forum: AirPods

Top Rated Comments

macsplusmacs Avatar
13 months ago
God,

It's me Margaret.

Can you please tell apple to give us detailed airpod update notes when updates come out?

thank you,
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mvtx_Mxntvnv Avatar
13 months ago
After update my airpods pro turned into AirPods pro 2
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Not@Apple Avatar
13 months ago

God,

It's me Margaret.

Can you please tell apple to give us detailed airpod update notes when updates come out?

thank you,
And while they are at it, fix the "There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but..." nonsense.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
13 months ago
I checked my firmware version: 5B59.
Would love to see an update in iOS 17 where users have the option to download/install AirPods updates manually, as opposed to the current wait-on-Apple-to-push-updates-to-my-AirPods process. Blargh.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Roller Avatar
13 months ago

God,

It's me Margaret.

Can you please tell apple to give us detailed airpod update notes when updates come out?

thank you,
Margaret,

It's Me, You-Know-Who.

Request denied. You left out a comma before your name and didn't capitalize Apple. :)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nickerbocker Avatar
13 months ago

There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but firmware is installed over-the-air while the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ are connected to an iOS device.
Didn't they release an update that reduced the quality of the AirPod Pro's noise cancellation feature following a lost in a law suit to a patent troll? I wish there were an option to not allow automatic updates for AirPods. I'm pretty dubious of all updates now.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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