Apple at WWDC, recently said extended FindMy integration was upcoming for AirPods in iOS 15. Now, Apple is conveying that assurance with a firmware update that gives you more choices if you lose track of your AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
Now the FindMy network mechanism works by leveraging Bluetooth on millions of Apple devices. So if an Apple gadget were identifying a missing device immediately, it reports that location in the FindMy app. The firmware update is resembling that AirPods pro and Max can now be a part of that new network. However, since they lack the U1 chip, it won’t be relatively as accurate as what you get with a gadget like AirTags.
How does the new Firmware update will work on AirPods?
Earlier, you couldn’t do such things in FindMy other than just see your AirPods’ last recognised position or play a sound. Co-operative, but as anyone who is lost an AirPod which can tell you, it’s not ultimate. The new firmware allows a feature alike to the accuracy finding that Apple introduced with the AirTags but not relatively. For starters, there is no signal arrow indicating you are in a precise location. Instead, it’s sort of like a digital Marco Polo where you can clearly see by visual whether you are nearer or far away from the AirPods.
The new update also lets owners spot their AirPods Pro and Max as misplaced via Lost Mode. That permits owners to leave a contact number and message, on the occasion if anyone else recovers the device. There is another useful update you will get that now you can get notices if you leave your AirPods behind.
No doubt, to acquire all these features, you need to update your AirPods’ firmware. Here the bad news is that updating AirPods is truly a painful job as there is no direct way to do that. It just sort of spontaneously occurs when they are linked to your phone and charging. No doubt you can check if you have the newest firmware or not. If you go into the Settings, scroll down to Bluetooth devices, and then tap the blue info icon next to the AirPods. Scroll down to the About section and check the version number there. If you have the updated new firmware, you should see 4A400.
Regrettably, these new features don’t work with regular AirPods. Possibly that will modify with the rumoured AirPods 3 whenever they arrive.