Apple rolling out new firmware version 4C170 for AirPods 3

Apple rolling out new firmware version 4C170 for AirPods 3

Apple is rolling out a new firmware version for its latest third-generation AirPods. The new firmware update rolling out today brings AirPods 3 to version 4C170, and it represents the third update that Apple has released since AirPods 3 debuted last fall.

As of right now, AirPods 3 are the only truly wireless earbuds that Apple has an update for today. The update comes with version number 4C170, which is up from the previous release of 4C165. Unfortunately, there are no release notes for AirPods, so we’re left in the dark when it comes to knowing what’s new.

Off-cycle AirPods firmware updates generally focus on bug fixes and performance improvements. Every so often, however, updates, bring notable new features such as Find My integration.

How to update your AirPods Pro

As you probably know by now, Apple also does not make it easy to manually update your AirPods to new firmware versions. Instead, the company says new firmware versions will install when the AirPods are connected via Bluetooth to your iPhone.

To check your AirPods firmware version:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  • Navigate to the “Bluetooth” menu
  • Find your AirPods in the list of devices
  • Tap the “i” next to them
  • Look at the “Firmware Version” number

Again, the newest AirPods Pro firmware version is 4C170. If this is what you see in the Settings app, then it means your AirPods are fully updated. If not, the update should install when connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth. Ideally, someday Apple will take our advice and release a standalone app for AirPods updates.

If you spot any changes in the AirPods firmware update rolling out today, let us know down in the comments or on Twitter, @9to5Mac.

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