Apple today released AirPods software 3.7.2, bringing unspecified improvements and bug fixes to the company’s first Bluetooth earbuds featuring the in-house designed W1 wireless chip.

According to the German-language publication Macerkopf.de (Google Translate), which first spotted the new firmware, it’s possible that it addresses the reported Bluetooth connectivity issues where AirPods would lost connection with their paired iPhone during phone calls.

To install the new AirPods firmware, put both earbuds inside their charging case, then close the case and connect it to a charger or a USB port on your computer. Your iPhone must be paired with your AirPods and connected to Wi-Fi in order for the firmware to download and install.

TUTORIAL: How to install software updates for your AirPods

Keep the charging case within a few inches of your iPhone or the AirPods firmware won’t be updated. Keep in mind that updating your AirPods may take a few minutes to complete.

During the update process, your AirPods may be unavailable for use.

You can find out your AirPods firmware version in Settings → General → About → AirPods on your iPhone when the earbuds are connected to the phone.

AirPods originally released with firmware version 3.3.1.

  • nova12

    I’m not psyched about the performance of my AirPods when connected just to my Watch (to listen to tunes while mowing the lawn). The connection gets lost frequently. Like, really frequently.

    Hopefully this update helps.

    • Spiridus

      I’ve had the same issue since Day 1, also with my watch. I’m at the gym and it disconnects often but could never figure out a pattern. Also happens when grocery shopping.

      • cdlenfert

        Yeah that would be a deal breaker for me, especially at their current price.

      • nova12

        it sucks. I don’t even know if it’s an issue with the AirPods or with the watch since these are my only BT earbuds.

      • Bluetooth-fail

        It is the watch, I have tried connecting to several Bluetooth devices (speaker, headphones, pc) and the audio drops out frequently on all of them even if they are less than a meter away.

  • Boaz van Veen

    do you need the latest ios firmware for the airpods to update? They are not updating for me.

  • techfreak23

    It would be nice if they could get the production issues worked out… The order times are still slipping and they’ve been out for almost 6 months now…

    • gqukyo

      Got mine from Best Buy, they didn’t have it in stock when I ordered and it was 6 week back order but soon after (about a week later), got an email that it was shipped.