Some Air Pods users experienced problems with their headphones disconnecting randomly from their i Phone.
A post in the Apple support forums shows many pages of people posting problems with theirs disconnecting randomly.
The new software bumps the Air Pods firmware from the initial version 3.3.1 to version 3.5.1.
To deploy the new firmware, put your Air Pods inside their case and close it, connect the case to a charger or a USB port on your computer, then wait for a couple of minutes.
Apple recently updated the Apple Air Pods firmware to version 3.5.1.
We’ll show you how to make sure you’ve got the update with your Apple Air Pods connected to an i Phone.
Your i Phone must be paired with your Air Pods and connected to Wi-Fi in order for the firmware to download and install.
To see your current Air Pods firmware version, open the charging case so the connected graphics appears on your i Phone, then tap Settings → General → About → Air Pods.
On Tuesday, Apple released versions 7.6.8 for the 802.11n Air Port Extreme, and 7.7.8 for the 802.11ac Air Port Extreme.
Put 'em in their case, plug it in, place your phone nearby, and keep your fingers crossed for that automatic update!
If you've got questions let us know in the comments below!
All that said, Apple won't just install the firmware update willy-nilly (if your Air Pods died mid-update it could cause all sorts of problems); you'll need to make sure of the following: Once all of those conditions are met, the firmware update should automatically begin at some point (yeah, it's that vague).
Now, while you can't trigger a firmware update with a button press or tap, you , your Air Pods need an update!