Apple releases new 4E71 firmware for AirPods, AirPods Max and AirPods Pro

Apple today released a new 4E71 firmware update for the AirPods 2, AirPods Maxand AirPods Prohigher than the 4C165 firmware which: was released back in Dec. Apple has also released new 4E71 firmware for the AirPods 3from the 4C170 firmware that was released in January

AirPods Pro Firmware Feature
Apple doesn’t provide information about what’s in refreshed firmware updates for the AirPods‌, so we don’t know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings.

There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ are connected to an iOS device. Place the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ in the case, connect the AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ to a power source and pair the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ with a iPhone or a iPad should force the update after a short while.

You can check your ‌‌‌AirPods‌‌ or AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ firmware by following these steps:

  • Connect your ‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌ to your iOS device.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap About.
  • Tap AirPods‌‌‌‌‌.
  • Look for the number next to “Firmware version.”

If we discover any notable changes after the firmware updates are installed, we’ll share details, but the software is likely to include performance improvements and bug fixes.

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