AirPod owners notice this – you may want to throw AirPods in the charging bag and make sure they are connected to the iPhone. Apple has just released an update and you will not want to miss it.
Instead of a single device release, Apple is rolling out updates, build number 3A283, for both AirPods 2nd generation and AirPods Pro.
This update replaces the previously released build number 2D15 for AirPods 2 and build number 2D27 for AirPods Pro.
Both of these updates were released several months ago and included minor paperless changes. Like most AirPods updates, it’s not clear what improvements were made in this latest release, but early reports suggest that the long-awaited quick switch and spatial sound features may be enabled.Get AirPods Pro $ 50 for a limited time
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For the AirPod Pro models, Apple will add a new spatial sound option that will provide a surround sound experience to the earbuds. This technology uses the internal gyroscope and accelerometer of the AirPods Pro to track the movement of the head. The software then adjusts the sound according to your spatial orientation. So not only will you hear your music, movies and TV shows in surround sound, but the sound will also adjust as you go during the day.
Coming in iOS 14, macOS Big Sur
As exciting as these changes are, they are not quite here yet. Most AirPod owners will have to wait until the official release of iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur sometime this fall.
If you do not want to wait for the final software, you can sign up for Apple’s Beta testing program, which allows you to install beta versions of iOS and macOS in exchange for testing and feedback.
How to update AirPods
Apple rolls out the AirPods updates automatically. There is no alternative to forcing them to install an update manually. To start updating, you need to place the AirPods inside the charging case and make sure they are connected to an iOS device. Apple’s software will take care of the rest. The results may vary.