For those who don’t personal an Apple system, now you’ll be able to carry your AirPods to an Apple Retailer to replace their firmware.
Apple’s AirPods, naturally, work greatest with Apple merchandise, however you don’t have to make use of a pair of AirPods with an Apple product. Nevertheless, that makes it arduous to do some issues, like replace firmware. So, Apple has just lately up to date the AirPods firmware help web page to handle this difficulty, noting that “For those who don’t have an Apple system close by, you’ll be able to arrange an appointment at an Apple Retailer or with an Apple Approved Service Supplier to replace your firmware.”
So, if you end up in a scenario the place you like your AirPods however wish to swap to an Android telephone, for instance, you don’t have to fret about lacking essential firmware updates in your AirPods. Sure, this may imply it’s a must to make a journey out into the actual world to replace your AirPods, however these kinds of updates don’t come alongside all that usually in any case. Extra importantly, having a method to replace your AirPods is actually higher than not having one in any respect.
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With Beats merchandise, that are owned by Apple, you’ll be able to replace your firmware by way of the Beats app for Android; nevertheless, AirPods doesn’t have an equal app for Android. Moreover, you’ll be able to’t even replace your AirPods by way of your laptop, both, no matter should you’ve bought iTunes put in. Primarily, the one method you’ll be able to replace your AirPods’ firmware, prior to now, was by way of an precise Apple system.
Lastly, it’s essential to notice you can get your AirPods up to date at not simply an Apple Retailer but additionally Apple Approved Service Suppliers, so should you don’t have an Apple Retailer close to you, you could nicely luck out and be capable to go to an Apple Approved Service Supplier, as a substitute. Although, in fact, neither of those locations are precisely as ubiquitous as Apple units are on the market within the wild, so it nonetheless could also be extra environment friendly to simply borrow a buddy’s iPhone to make use of to replace your AirPods.