Apple is releasing a new firmware update to AirPods Pro users this afternoon. This update is available for both versions of the second generation AirPods Pro, whether you're using the Lightning Charging Case or the USB-C Charging Case.
The update for AirPods Pro 2 has build number 6A303. This update applies to the AirPods Pro 2 headphones themselves. As @aaronp613 noted on Twitter, Apple has also released an update specifically for the USB-C charging case.
According to the company's website, this means AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and AirPods Pro 2 with Lightning are now unified on the same firmware version 6A303. Previously, the USB-C enclosure was one update behind.
Apple's release notes for this update are uninteresting: “Bug fixes and other improvements.” The update comes after the AirPods Pro 2 added a host of new features with iOS 17 last month, including adaptive audio, conversation recognition, and personalized volume. Today's update is likely aimed at fine-tuning these features and eliminating any bugs associated with them.
As you probably already know, it is not possible to manually update your AirPods to new firmware versions. Instead, Apple says new firmware versions will be installed when your AirPods are connected via Bluetooth to your iPhone.
To check the firmware version of your AirPods:
- Open the Settings app » on your device. iPhone
- Go to “Bluetooth” menu
- Find your AirPods in the list of devices.
- Press the “i” next to them.
- Look at “Firmware Version”” number
Latest firmware versions
- AirPods Pro (2- 1st generation) with MagSafe charging case (USB-C): 6A303
- AirPods Pro(2nd generation) with MagSafe charging case (Lightning): 6A303
- AirPods Pro (1st generation) generation): 6A300
- AirPods (2nd and 3rd generation): 6A300
- AirPods Max:  ;6A300
- AirPods (1st generation): 6.8.8
If you notice any changes in the AirPods firmware update that is being released today, please let us know this in the comments or on Twitter @9to5Mac.
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