About firmware updates for AirPods

Learn about changes and features included in the firmware updates for your AirPods.

Find your AirPods firmware version

Firmware updates are delivered periodically while your AirPods are charging and in Bluetooth range of your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Because firmware updates are delivered automatically, you don't need to update your AirPods.

To use your iPhone or iPad to check that your AirPods are up to date, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, then tap the Info button  next to the name of your AirPods. Scroll down to the About section to find the firmware version.

To use your Mac to check that your AirPods are up to date, make sure that you have the latest version of macOS. Press and hold the Option key while choosing Apple menu  > System Information. Click Bluetooth, then look under your AirPods for the firmware version. With macOS Ventura, you can also choose Apple menu  > System Settings, click Bluetooth, then click the Info button  next to the name of your AirPods.

Latest firmware versions

  • AirPods Pro (2nd generation): 5B58
  • AirPods Pro (1st generation): 5B59
  • AirPods (2nd and 3rd generation): 5B59
  • AirPods Max: 5B59
  • AirPods (1st generation): 6.8.8

Version 5B59 release notes

  • Bug fixes and other improvements
     

Version 5B58 release notes

  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 5A377 release notes

  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 5A374 release notes

  • Added features and capabilities to support the new AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

Version 4E71 release notes

  • Bug fixes and other improvements
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