Apple is now pushing the new 2D15 firmware to the second-generation AirPods, updating them from the previous 2A364 firmware. The update comes one week after Apple pushed the 2D15 firmware for the AirPods Pro.
So far it isn’t known what the new firmware fixes, or if it adds any new features. This software update could fix the bug that caused some customers who were sent a replacement AirPod with unreleased firmware to be unable to use them.
There isn’t any way to manually update the firmware of the earbuds, and the new software will be installed over-the-air while the AirPods are connected via Bluetooth to an iOS device.
If you place the AirPods in their case, connecting them to a power source, and then pairing them to an iPhone or iPad, they should update after a short period of time.
Here’s how to check the firmware version of your AirPods earbuds:
- Make sure your Airpods are connected to your iPhone or iPad.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap “General.”
- Tap “About.”
- Scroll down to “AirPods,” and tap that.
- The current firmware version number is listed under “Firmware Version.” If the AirPods have been updated, they’ll show as version “2D15.”