Apple has released a new firmware, version 6A303, for the 2nd-generation AirPods Pro. This update includes bug fixes and improvements, following the previous 6A301 update which introduced features such as Adaptive Audio, Conversation Awareness, and Personalized Volume for users with iOS 17 or macOS Sonoma. It is possible that this firmware also includes security updates, although Apple does not document them like it does for iOS and macOS.
Apple has stated that this release will only include “Bug fixes and other improvements.” Additionally, Aaronp613 on X (previously known as Twitter) has reported that the firmware will also bring updates to the USB-C case for the AirPods Pro.
To check the firmware version of your AirPods, connect them to your iPhone and follow these steps:
- Open Settings.
Choose your paired AirPods (located at the top).
Please continue scrolling until you reach the About section, located below all of the options.
Please refer to the Version line.
This data can also be located under General > About > AirPods Pro.
Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed method to manually update your AirPods Pro. Typically, updates occur when they are connected to an online iPhone that is not actively being used. To increase the chances of an update, you can connect them to your device (possibly playing music briefly to confirm the connection), place them in the case, charge them, and keep them near your iPhone. However, please note that it may take several hours or even days to receive the most recent firmware.