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

Apple today introduced new 5E135 firmware for the AirPods 2, the AirPods 3, the original AirPods Pro, the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2, and the AirPods Max, up from the 5E133 firmware that was released in April.

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.

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 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.

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

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Top Rated Comments

segfaultdotorg Avatar
15 months ago
"...but the software likely includes performance improvements and bug fixes."
And also the active noise cancellation may not work quite as well, but we won't talk about that.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eldaerenth Faexidor Avatar
15 months ago
Love me APP2. Enjoy them every single day.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMacDragon Avatar
15 months ago

Why is everyone so rude to the African National Congress?
Seriously, am I supposed to know that you speak about Active Noise Cancellation. ?
In context of a thread talking about firmware for airpods, I don't think that's an unreasonable assumption?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Screenshot of the AirPods firmware release notes with the ones of the previous build saying “Yep, you guessed it”
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TrueHerobrine Avatar
15 months ago
I actually have a pretty reliable way to update them, it works 90% of the time, at least for my Pro 1s;

open the case, put one AirPod in your ear, listen for about a minute or so, then they should update. I really wish Apple would make a "Check for update" button on your AirPods Bluetooth page.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sorgo † Avatar
15 months ago
Oh wow...oh wow. La Manzana is spoiling us 2day
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)