Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max that offers new options for finding expensive products if you happen to misplace them.
This new software enables Find My support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, which the company first showed off in June at WWDC.
These capabilities were first promised for iOS 15. They did not arrive then. But the company didn’t take long after that to roll it out.
With Apple’s Find My app, it was possible to view the location the AirPods were last paired with an iPhone or play a sound for easier exploration. But this new update greatly expands this functionality.
And now you can activate Lost Mode and get millions of other iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices that help search if your AirPods Pro or AirPods Max are lost.
And if they’re within the Bluetooth range of another Apple device, you’ll be alerted to their location. AndThe company has also added a “Find Places Nearby” UI like AirTags to keep track of a collection of AirPods Pro or AirPods Max if you know it’s nearby.
And since there’s no U1 chip inside the earbuds or headphones, it’s not as accurate as the AirTag. You don’t see the arrows pointing you towards them. But the on-screen prompts show states like far, near, or here when you’re near.
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Apple makes it easy to find AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
You can now automatically receive a notification if you leave your AirPods somewhere. and explain support page The Find My network has various features and how they work.
Apple still does not offer any direct way to update the firmware for AirPods. And this kind of happens randomly when the speakers are connected to the iPhone. But you can check which version you have to see if you have the latest features:
Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
Click on General and then About.
Choose AirPods, and there you will see the “Firmware Version” field.
The new update that brings improved Find My capabilities is version 4A400. For regular AirPods, they are still limited to the basic functions that were there before.
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