In place of the 4E71 firmware that was initially released in May, Apple today released updated 5B58 firmware for the AirPods 2, AirPods 3, original AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. Earlier this week, Apple published the 5B58 update for the AirPods Pro 2.
While the business does have a support document with release information, Apple does not currently make release notes on what is contained in new firmware upgrades for the AirPods readily available.
Without providing any other information, the 5B58 update for the AirPods Pro 2 provided “bug fixes and other improvements.”
Although there isn’t a set procedure for updating the software on AirPods, most firmware updates take place while the headphones are connected to an iOS smartphone over the air. After some time, forcing the update should be possible by placing the AirPods in the case, plugging them into a power source, and then pairing them with an iPad or iPhone.
To check the firmware on your AirPods or AirPods Pro, take the following actions:
Connect your iOS smartphone to your pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro.
Launch the Settings app.
Tap the AirPods device.
The number next to “Firmware Version” should be examined.
We’ll update this article if we discover any significant changes after the firmware updates are applied, but the software probably includes performance and bug fixes.