Apple today released a new firmware update for AirPods Pro, updating the existing 2D15 firmware to 2D27.
There are no details available on what’s included in the updated firmware at this time, but there have been ongoing complaints from AirPods Pro users about issues with active noise cancellation and crackling or explosive sounds.
Apple is also adding a new spatial audio feature to the irAirPods Pro in iOS 14, so there is a possibility that the firmware update is related to that new option. Spatial audio essentially provides surround sound using advanced motion tracking and device location techniques.
There is no clear way to update the firmware of the irAirPods Pro, with the new firmware installed wirelessly while the AirPods are connected to an iOS device. Placing the irAirPods in the case, connecting the irAirPods to a power source, and then pairing the irAirPods with an iPhone or iPad should force the update after a short period of time.
You can check the firmware of your PAirPods Pro by following these steps:
- Make sure the irAirPods are connected to your iOS device.
- Open the setup app.
- Tap General.
- Tap About.
- Tap AirPods.
- Look at the number next to “Firmware version”.
It’s been over a month since Apple released the 2D15 firmware, and there were mixed reports on whether that update helped with some of the issues people have been experiencing.
IrAirPods Pro firmware updates often include performance improvements, bug fixes, and feature tweaks, but we may not find out what’s new for some time as Apple doesn’t provide any release notes for AirPods updates .