Apple has released new firmware for its AirPods Max high-end over-the-ear headphones. The new firmware, designated “3C39,” is the second firmware release since their initial December release. The new firmware replaces the 3C16 firmware that was available the day the AirPods Max first launched.
Apple never provides details about what is included in new firmware updates, so it isn’t known for sure what bug fixes or improvements that the new firmware might include. However, the update may address the issues some AirPods Max users are reporting with battery life.
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 Max are connected to an iOS device.
Here’s how to check the firmware version of your AirPods max earbuds:
- Make sure your Airpods Max 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 Max have been updated, they’ll show as version “3C39.”