How to Update Apple AirPods Firmware

Apple has recently updated the Apple AirPods firmware to version 3.5.1. We’ll show you how to make sure you get the update when your Apple AirPods are connected to an iPhone.

Some AirPods users have experienced issues with their earbuds randomly disconnecting from their iPhone. in a text Apple support forums it shows a lot of people pages posting random disconnecting issues. The 3.5.1 AirPods firmware update seems to fix this. If you have other problems, check out our post on fixing common AirPods problems.

How to Check AirPods Firmware Version

It doesn’t take much time to update AirPods. You may want to check your AirPods firmware version first. Open the Settings app on your iPhone to check the firmware version.


Tap on it in the Settings app. Tap on it on the next screen. If you scroll down until you see AirPods, you will see the screen below on the left.

apple airpods firmware version number

Tap on it and you will see the screen on the top right. The AirPods firmware number appears in the fourth item. As you can see above I have the current version 3.5.1 which includes the fix for the disconnect error. You may find that the version is higher than this after other updates from Apple. It will continue to receive software updates as Apple discovers new bugs or perhaps adds new features like controls or the use of Siri.

How to Update AirPods Firmware

What should you do if your AirPods show a number less than 3.5.1? At some point in the future, Apple will update the AirPods firmware to an even higher level. you can do google search To find the current firmware version number

The iPhone may need to be updated to the latest iOS version to get the latest firmware version. Make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS by going to the Settings App again. Tap then tap . If you are running the latest version of iOS, “Your iOS 10.X Software is up to date” appears on the screen.


Since your phone has the latest version of iOS installed, Apple will automatically download and install the latest AirPods firmware the next time the AirPods are connected to the iPhone.

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It may take some time for Apple to send the update. To get the update, put your AirPods in the charging case and keep them near the iPhone. This way the iPhone will download the update and update the AirPods when it’s ready. You’ll also need to plug your AirPods into a Lightning cable or dock so they charge when next to the phone.

After leaving your AirPods next to your iPhone overnight, head over to the About page as we explained above to see if you got the update. If it still doesn’t show the latest AirPods firmware version, you may need to contact Apple Support or take them to an Apple Store.