Apple has released a new beta firmware update for the second-generation AirPods Pro. The update, which is version 6A5299b, is available to developers who are enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program.
The new firmware does not have a public changelog, so it is unclear what changes it may include. However, it is possible that the update could address some of the known issues with the AirPods Pro, such as the intermittent crackling sound that some users have reported.
To install the new firmware, you will need to have your AirPods Pro paired with a Mac running macOS Monterey 12.4 or later. You can then download the firmware update from the Apple Developer Center and follow the instructions to install it.
Once the firmware update is installed, your AirPods Pro will automatically restart. You should then be able to connect them to your iPhone or other Apple device and enjoy the latest features and bug fixes.
Here are some of the potential changes that the new firmware could include:
- Improved stability and performance
- Fixes for known issues, such as the intermittent crackling sound
- New features, such as support for spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
If you are a developer and are interested in trying out the new firmware, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the Apple Developer Center and sign in with your Apple ID.
- Click on the “Downloads” tab and then select “Beta Software.”
- Find the “AirPods Pro Firmware Beta” section and download the firmware update for your AirPods Pro model.
- Connect your AirPods Pro to your Mac and open the Finder.
- Click on the “AirPods Pro” icon in the Finder sidebar.
- Click on the “Firmware Update” button and then follow the instructions to install the firmware update.
Please note that beta firmware is not intended for everyday use and may contain bugs that could impact the performance of your AirPods Pro. If you are not a developer, we recommend that you wait for the final release of the firmware before installing it.