Apple has released a new firmware update, version 4C165, for AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. The same firmware version is available for all AirPods models now, except for the original AirPods, which did not receive this update.
It is unclear as to what is new or changed in this firmware update for AirPods. Apple has not recently announced any new features that require a new firmware, so it is possible that this update features under-the-hood bug fixes and tweaks.
AirPods receive new firmware update 4C165
Normally, users do not need to worry about the firmware on their AirPods, as the process is not transparent and happens automatically. To force a firmware update, it is recommended that users plug in both AirPods and the iOS device to a charger, and a stable Wi-Fi connection. The firmware should update automatically after a while.
Users can check which firmware version they have installed on their AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max, by going to Settings > General > About > AirPods on their connected iPhone or iPad.
We will update this post if we find any new features or changes with this firmware update.
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