Apple AirPods get bug fix firmware update to version 3.5.1
Apple updated the Apple AirPods firmware to version 3.5.1, from 3.3.1. This has been done silently by the firm and the AirPods automatically update to the new software when the earbuds are charging in the AirPods Case and nearby a paired device. The latest firmware does not seem to have any new front-facing features.
- Fariha Khan
- February 2, 2017
We don’t see any onscreen alert or notification that any update has been made. But you can confirm if your AirPods are updated by checking the AirPods firmware version number in Settings on your iPhone.
You can do this by, you need to pair your AirPods and then open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad that are connected. Next, you need to go to the General -> About menu and scroll down. You will see a row labelled AirPods that shows up dynamically in case the earbuds are linked. Now tap into this to check the hardware details such as the firmware version and other device metadata including the unique serial number.
In case you check your AirPods and get to know that they have not been updated yet you just have to put the AirPods in their case to charge and wait for a while. The update does not seem to include any key changes so there is nothing to worry about.
After updating, some people have observed instability with the Bluetooth pairing. It seems the existence of new firmware may puzzle connected Macs and iOS devices momentarily. In that case, you need to unpair the AirPods in Bluetooth settings and then reset.
With regard to hardware itself, the Apple AirPods is still extremely popular. The devices are out of stock at most retailers and eBay scalpers are retailing them at heavy premiums still.