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AirPods Firmware 3.5.1 Released with Undisclosed Bug Fixes

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A firmware update for AirPods is now being pushed to synchronized iPhones, which addresses undisclosed bugs. According to AppleInsider, the new AirPods firmware 3.5.1 is being automatically installed on the AirPods when they are connected to the iPhone and are in their charging case, plugged into a charger. The update takes place without any user intervention and only requires the iPhone to be connected to a WiFi.

AppleInsider was told by a contact within Apple that the update contains “miscellaneous minor bug fixes.” It is not clear at this time if the update does anything to reduce or eliminate the claims by a number of owners that the devices have connectivity issues.

To find out if your AirPods have been successfully updated to the latest firmware, simply look at the installed firmware revision in the “General” settings menu, by selecting About > AirPods.

A few weeks back, an Apple Communities thread got flooded with complaints about disconnections during long phone calls while using the AirPods. There is no word yet whether this update fixes the issue or not.

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  • Gerry Lee

    Mine just got updated

  • Parksy

    Mine were updated too. Doesn’t look like the phone needs to be on wifi or the case plugged into a charger though as mine hasn’t been plugged in for a week (unless this was released a while ago and no one knew about it).

  • Gary Croxford

    Not a scientific test by any means, but there used to be an appreciable delay when I connected them to my iPhone – delay seems shorter now.

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