Apple Releases New Firmware for Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro
Apple today released new firmware updates for the Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro. The Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro now feature firmware version 5B66, up from the prior 5B55 firmware that came out in November 2022.
Apple does not offer information on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the Beats Fit Pro and Powerbeats Pro, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the firmware brings.
There's no standard way to upgrade the Beats software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the earbuds are connected to an iOS device. Putting the Beats in the case, connecting them to a power source, and then pairing them to an iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short period of time.
If we find notable changes after the firmware update is installed, we'll share details, but the software likely includes performance improvements and bug fixes rather than outward-facing changes.
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I love my Powerbeats pro and would consider upgrading them if they got new features. I can’t do AirPods unfortunately because they wouldn’t stay fit in my ear.
The wingtip is a game changer for keeping the Beats Fit Pro in your ears if that is your number one concern.
The only time I use my Powerbeats Pro now is if I accidentally forget my Beats Fits Pro or if I’m on a rain run and it’s a constant steady/heavy rain.
When an update is released, a semi-transparent “Update” button appears on top of the product photo of the affected Beats in the app.
You can also view Release Notes for the update. Release Notes for this update simply says, “Feature Enhancements.”
Alas, the other ones are all so popular and for the vast majority stay in peoples ears, so think Apple is waiting as long as possible to upgrade, presumably once they are forced by the EU to have USB-C.