Most Bluetooth headphones have firmware that can be updated periodically, and in this regard, headphones 'AirPods' are no different. These firmware updates are generally very small in size and typically offer bug fixes and stability improvements in order to fix problems the user may encounter (i.e. fast battery drain, etc.) ….).
In this article, we will show you how you can find out the current firmware version of your headphones 'AirPods'.
What is firmware?
Firmware is software and mathematics embedded in the hardware of engineering products and systems. The firmware contained in these devices provides low-level software control of these devices. Think of it as hardware software. Most electronics produced in recent years contain firmware. Your TV remote is a great example of a simple product that contains firmware. In this case, embedded software is used to control, for example, the processes that occur when a button is pressed.
Likewise, your 'AirPods' headphones have the firmware installed that allows the device to work. When you tap the earpiece 'AirPods' twice to call Siri, the firmware controls this process.
Why do I need to know the current firmware version number?
For the vast majority of users, this information will be useless, but for nerds like us, they just would like to know the smallest details about their electronics. Personally, as a headphone user 'AirPods' who has had some minor problems using headphones in the past, I just want to track software versions to see if the company Apple has made any changes which can lead to an improved user experience.
For example, my headphones 'AirPods' regularly have problems connecting to mine Apple Watch. Will a future firmware update change this situation? I want to know that.
How is the firmware updated?
Although the company Apple does not provide any details about this process, the firmware of your headphones 'AirPods' is probably being updated after installing a new version iOS. If the new version iOS contains the headphone firmware update 'AirPods', the firmware AirPods will be updated the next time the devices are connected to each other.
As far as I know, you cannot manually force the headphone firmware update 'AirPods', nor can you prevent the firmware update itself, unless you refrain from updating your device 'iPhone' to latest version iOS.
Unfortunately, there is currently no way to know what is included in the headphone firmware update 'AirPods'. It is possible that the company Apple will publish this information in the future, but I believe it is very unlikely.
How to find the firmware version number of your headphones 'AirPods'
Finding the firmware version of your headphones 'AirPods' is quick and easy. On your device 'iPhone', go to 'Settings' -> 'General' -> 'About this device'. Scroll down to the bottom and find the 'AirPods' section. Click on it and you will see all the information about your headphones 'AirPods', including model number, serial number, firmware version number and hardware version number.
At the time of this writing, the headphone firmware version number 'AirPods' is 3.3.1. When future versions iOS are released, I will track if the firmware version number of my headphones 'AirPods' has changed, which may indicate possible stability improvements.