How to Update Your Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro
Before we start checking your AirPods firmware version, let’s take a moment to discuss what is needed before your Apple earbud will update itself. First, your AirPods must be in a filling container. Second, the case must be attached to electricity. This can be done with the included Lightning cable or the Qi charger (if applicable).
Finally, your AirPods must be near the iPhone or iPad you are pairing with. As long as your phone or tablet is connected to the internet, it will transfer and install any firmware updates to your headphones.
How to find your firmware version
To check your AirPods firmware version, you must first connect it to your iPhone or iPad. You can do this only by flipping the lid of the case. But because you don’t want to hold the top open for the whole process, we recommend removing the bud and putting it on your ear.
With your paired AirPod connected to your phone or tablet, open the “Settings” application on your iPhone or iPad. Use Apple’s default Spotlight Search feature to find apps if you can’t find them on the home screen.
Next, scroll down the list and tap the “General” option.
From the next submenu, select the “About” button.
As long as your AirPods or AirPods Pro are connected to your device, you will see them listed as an option. Choose from the list.
You can find all your AirPod identification information in this menu, such as serial number. Near the list button is your current firmware version. You need to check online to see what the latest version is available because Apple currently doesn’t provide that information.