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

Apple today released new firmware update for several products, including the Lightning and USB-C versions of the AirPods Pro 2, the first-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌, the AirPods Max, the second and third-generation AirPods, the Beats Fit Pro, and the PowerBeats Pro.

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The second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ models, the PowerBeats Pro, and the Beats Fit Pro now have firmware version 6F8, up from 6F7, while the other models have firmware version 6A326, up from 6A321.

Apple does not often provide details on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware beyond "bug fixes and other improvements," so it is unclear what's new in the update.

Apple doesn't 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 or Beats in the case, connecting to a power source, and then pairing the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods or Beats‌‌‌‌‌ to an iOS device or Mac should force the update.

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 learn more about what's new in the firmware release, we'll update this article.

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Top Rated Comments

ignatius345 Avatar
3 weeks ago
I've been checking my firmware obsessively for the past HOUR SOLID. My AirPods were working just fine this morning but I simply can't wait any longer to have THE MOST CURRENT FIRMWARE. It's ESSENTIAL that I have it IMMEDIATELY.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
3 weeks ago

Apple doesn't offer instructions on how to upgrade AirPods software...
Apple added a Power Button to Control Center in iOS 18 to easily turn off your phone... could they also add an "Update firmware button" for AirPods? Pretty please?

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Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
al256 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Truly the most secretive part of Apple is their Airpod firmware release notes.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zariche Avatar
3 weeks ago
here we go again guys... a more satisfying snapping sound of the case after the update!!!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jrob Avatar
3 weeks ago

Please please please bring back ANC! Airplane cabin noise is not filtered anymore at all!
That sounds like it might be a problem with your system rather than the result of a software update (unless it's happening to other people too)? I have always had ANC on my AirPod Pros; never lost it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Artesia Avatar
3 weeks ago
My airpods max's firmware is 6A325 not 6A321.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)