Apple today released new firmware for its second-generation AirPods Pro, which means the new AirPods will have a firmware update available on day one. The 5A377 firmware is now available to new owners of “AirPods Pro”, compared to the 5A374 firmware it ships with.


Apple has not provided information on what includes the refreshed firmware updates for the AirPods‌, so we do not know what improvements or bug fixes the new software brings.

There is no standard way to update the “AirPods” software, but the firmware is usually installed wirelessly while the “AirPods” are connected to an iOS device. Placing “AirPods” in the case, connecting the “AirPods” to a power source, and then pairing the “AirPods” with your iPhone or iPad should force the update after a short time.

You can check the firmware of “AirPods” or “AirPods Pro” by following the steps below:

  • Connect your “AirPods” or “AirPods Pro” to your iOS device.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Info.
  • Tap “AirPods”.
  • Look at the number next to “Software Version”.

If we become aware of any significant changes to the firmware update, we will share details, but the software likely offers performance improvements and minor fixes.

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