Apple Releases Updated Firmware for AirPods 3

Apple today introduced a new firmware update for the third-generation AirPods. The new firmware is version 6A321, up from the 6A317 firmware introduced in December.

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Apple's AirPods firmware updates often do not come with details on new features, so it is unclear what might be included in the software.

Apple also does not offer instructions on how to upgrade 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 iOS device or Mac should force the update.

You can check your ‌‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ firmware by following these steps:

  • Connect your ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌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 more about what's new in the AirPods firmware release, we'll update this article.

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Top Rated Comments

UMHurricanes34 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Hope this fixes the nagging Mute/Unmute pop up that seems to come back every week.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stiligFox Avatar
7 weeks ago

Hope this fixes the nagging Mute/Unmute pop up that seems to come back every week.
SO WAIT it’s not just me?? I hate that it does that SO much!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phuklok1 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Apple, please allow direct volume control on these... having to use the phone's controls or siri is ridiculous at this point. Even a $15 generic bluetooth earbud allows volume control. it is only blocked by software here, there is no hardware limitation, but that always seems to be the company MO lately.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theboyfrombonao Avatar
7 weeks ago

Very annoying bug
i was going to say the same thing and you took the words out of my mind, but is annoying Af
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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