Apple Releases Firmware 4E71 Update for AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Today, Apple released a firmware update for the latest AirPods wireless headphones. As usual, the headphone firmware update does not contain a description of what’s new in it.

Firmware for AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max received the number 4E71. For the AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max, this firmware update replaces the 4C165 update released last December, and for the AirPods 3, the 4C170 update was released this January.

What’s new remains a mystery for now. Apple doesn’t usually release a patch note for headphone firmware updates, so it’s not clear if there are any major feature changes or bug fixes yet. In the near future, if information appears, we will update this post.

How to update the firmware of AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Upgrading the firmware version of AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max is concerned as there is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌ software, And you probably already know, that Apple does not allow you to manually update AirPods firmware to newer versions. Instead, the company said that new firmware versions will be installed when you connect AirPods via Bluetooth to your iPhone.

However, if you want to try and brute-force the update, you can place the AirPods/Pro in the charging case, connect the case to a charging source (wireless or wired), and then truly plug in your iPhone or iPad. Can pair wireless headphones in. This should kickstart the firmware update process.

How to check the AirPods firmware version

To check your AirPods firmware version, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Go to the Bluetooth menu.
  • Find your AirPods in the list of devices
  • Click the “i” next to them
  • Look at the “Version” number

Apple also made headlines for their upcoming launch of Airpods Pro 2 later this fall.

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