iPhone Tricks > How To
Posted in How To by Miika on July 10, 2022
Apple is offering AirPods Beta Firmware 5A304a download to registered Developers, that own compatible wireless earbuds like AirPods 2, 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The testing phase started after the WWDC 2022 with version number 5A5282d.
This new firmware will be released to the general public this fall alongside iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13, tvOS 16 and HomePod 16.
How To Install AirPods Beta Firmware 5A304a
Before you start be aware that you need the following:
– an iPhone running iOS 16 Beta.
– a Mac updated to macOS 13 Beta.
– Xcode 14 beta installed on the Mac.
+ a pair of compatible AirPods (2,3, Pro or Max).
- 1. Sign In on Apple Developer website and go to More Downloads.
- 2. Download the AirPods 5A304a firmware.
- 3. Pair AirPos with iPhone and connect iOS device to Mac using the Lightning cable.
- 4. Open Xcode 14 beta on Mac.
- 5. Go for Settings -> Developer.
- 6. Select Pre-Release Beta Firmware, available in the AirPods Testing section.
Tip: Allow the AirPods to update by themselves as you would normally do with a public firmware update. Make sure that the wireless earbuds are in their case, that the case is connected to power. More details available here.
Fact: Upcoming beta updates will be installed automatically if the Pre-Release testing option is enabled.
AirPods Beta Firmware 5A304a Features
This update should bring improvements to Automatic Switching alongside bug fixes and other performance enhancements.
AirPods 5A304a Bugs
Are you experiencing any new issues while testing this latest beta release? Share the bugs in the comments. We will try to replicate them and provide workarounds.
Are you testing AirPods 5A304a firmware? Did you notice any other changes or issues? Don’t hesitate to share them in the comments.
Related: AirPods 4E71 is the current firmware version available for AirPods 2, 3, Pro and Max!