Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods Max

Apple today introduced a new firmware update for AirPods Max. The new firmware is 6A325, up from the 6A324 firmware released in January.

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Apple does not provide details on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new, and the notes often only list generic bug fixes.

Apple also does not offer instructions on how to upgrade the software on the AirPods, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ are powered on and connected to an iOS device or a Mac.

You can check your ‌‌‌AirPods‌‌ Max‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ 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 anything notable in the firmware release, we'll update this article.

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Top Rated Comments

poematik13 Avatar
8 weeks ago
still dont get why they wont add a traditional update menu like iOS has, within the airpods settings area.

Getting these random updates without any control over them or how to get them feels like bad design
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shawnforever Avatar
8 weeks ago

still dont get why they wont add a traditional update menu like iOS has, within the airpods settings area.

Getting these random updates without any control over them or how to get them feels like bad design
A power switch might be nice, too.

Already on one battery replacement around the 2-year mark.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
8 weeks ago

Apple does not provide details on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new, and the notes often only list generic bug fixes.

Amazing how many firmware updates have been released for these and other AirPods devices ?

Sure they address security bugs , efficiency and maybe sound quality enhancements... but still
I'm not sure I'd call nerfing ANC a feature or an enhancement ?

https://www.macrumors.com/2023/02/24/airpods-max-anc-still-not-fixed/
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
8 weeks ago
Airpods Max ANC getting nerfed again, then release the new Airpods Max that reinstates the previous gen ANC then marketing use that as improved.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Born Again Avatar
8 weeks ago
Such a miss by Apple. This became a niche product. All of us had higher hopes and it never got there.

Honestly based on AVP owners reviews the Vision Pro is in similar danger of being relegated to a uber niche product.

I certainly hope i'm wrong.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoeG4 Avatar
8 weeks ago

Mine were sent in for a battery replacement, and lo and behold, they've worked flawlessly for the last 6 months.
IIRC they straight up replace one of the headphone cups when they do it, so if there were issues with the microcontroller, the battery replacement service would fix them.

It's very dubious that they'd try to push you into a $300 replacement instead of trying to find out what's wrong. Very environmentally unfriendly, too!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)