Apple releases new firmware for AirPods Pro 2
Apple releases a new firmware version on AirPods Pro 2 this afternoon, bringing Apple’s latest AirPods Pro to version 5.1.58 with build number 5B58 (up from 5A377). The update comes in the form of Users keep complaining Problems surrounding audio drift and audio synchronization.
Audio distortion is a problem with headphones as sound travels between each side of the two earbuds. The audio will travel back and forth between the earbuds and can also get out of sync with videos. For AirPods Pro 2 specifically, affected users say they experience a combination of audio drift and shifting, as well as randomly increasing or decreasing volume levels.
Whether or not today’s update addresses these audio distortion concerns for AirPods Pro 2 users remains to be seen. Apple has not published detailed release notes for the update. However, given the prevalence of these complaints, we hope to see some improvement with this software update.
An apple Release Notes For today’s update, simply say it includes “bug fixes and other improvements”.
As you probably know by now, Apple also doesn’t make it easy to manually update AirPods to new firmware versions. Instead, the company said that new firmware versions will be installed when you connect AirPods via Bluetooth to your iPhone.
To check your AirPods software version:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone
- Go to the “Bluetooth” menu
- Find AirPods in the device list
- Click on “I” next to them
- Look at the Firmware Version number.
In this menu you can see the current firmware version that is running on AirPods Pro. Today’s update should show version 5.1.58 with build number 5B58.
Apple is also releasing new firmware for the Beats Fit Pro, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Studio Buds today as well. These updates cannot be installed manually.
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