AirPods 5B58 Firmware Update For AirPods Pro 2 [Review]

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Posted in News, Reviews by Mike on November 8, 2022

AirPods 5B58 firmware update

Apple has released AirPods 5B58 firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2 with the classic ‘bug fixes and other improvements’ release notes. New features, issues fixed as well as new problems have to be uncovered through updating and testing.

AirPods 5B58 Update

airpods 5b58 release notes
This is the second firmware update for the 2nd gen AirPods Pro. The first one, build number 5A3A77, was released almost two months ago, on September 22!

AirPods firmware updates are installed automatically. However, you can force the update if you apply the following tips:

A. Check Current Version

  • Connect AirPods to iPhone. Get them out from the case and place them in your ears. You should hear the turn ON chime.
  • Open Settings. In iOS 16, they show up at the top of the menu.
  • Tap on the [airpods name].
  • Scroll to the About section and tap on Version.
  • Fact: If 5A377 or 5A374 show up, it means that they haven’t updated to the new version!

B. Force 5B58 Update

  • 1. With AirPods connected to iPhone, bring them in the case, keep the lid open and connect the case to a power unit.
  • 2. Close the lid and be patient until the AirPods are charged to 100%.
  • 3. Open the the lid, connect to iPhone and check the firmware version. Are you seeing 5B58 now?

AirPods 5B58 Firmware Not Available?

Before you try to force a firmware update, we highlight once again that this update is only available for the new AirPods Pro models that have been released by Apple this fall! Older AirPods won’t be able to download this version.

AirPods 5B58 Features

Apple labels this as a bug fixing and other improvements update in the release notes. Changes spotted by users in this release are highlighted here:

  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

AirPods 5B58 Problems

New issues reported for this version are listed here, together with available workarounds:

  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

AirPods 5B58 Bugs Fixed

AirPods Pro 2 problems addressed in this release are mentioned below:

  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

Have your AirPods Pro 2 updated to firmware 5B58? Do you notice any changes? What about bugs fixed or new issues? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out new firmwares for Powerbeats Pro (5B55), Beats Fit Pro (5B55) and Beats Studio Buds (10M2155).

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