December 8, 2022
Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods

Posted October 8, 2022 at 4:07am by iClarified · 3662 views
Apple has released new beta firmware for AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. The build number is 5B5040c.

In order to install the beta, developers need to use Xcode beta.

Prerequisites
● iPhone running iOS 16 beta software
● Mac running macOS 13 beta and Xcode 14 beta software
● A supported AirPods device

Enrollment Instructions
1. Pair your AirPods with your iPhone
a. Verify that your AirPods are connected to your iPhone

2. Enable your AirPods to receive beta software
a. Connect your iPhone to your Mac through a Lightning cable
b. Launch Xcode 14 beta on your Mac
c. On your iPhone, go to Settings → Developer and then choose Pre-Release Beta Firmware under the AirPods Testing section
d. Read and follow the on-screen instructions for enrolling into the beta program.

It may take up to 24 hours to receive and install these updates.

Turning Off Beta Software Updates
If you no longer wish to receive beta software updates for your AirPods, repeat the instructions in step 2 above to turn them off. Although your AirPods won’t receive any new beta software updates, they will remain on the installed beta software until the next release of non-beta software is available.

Reminder: Apple's new AirPods Pro 2 are on sale for $239.98 today, down from $249.


Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods
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