Apple released the first firmware development version for AirPods Pro

At the WWDC Global Developers Conference, Apple stated that it will provide a beta version of the firmware for the AirPods Pro wireless noise-canceling headphones, but until now the first beta version of the firmware for this headset has been added to the Apple developer website, and the firmware only supports Developers with professional knowledge upgrade to use. The main reason for this is that the firmware upgrade process is relatively complicated and cannot be downgraded after the upgrade. Therefore, it is only suitable for developers to upgrade and test. I recommend that ordinary users use the stable firmware provided by Apple honestly.

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This beta version of the firmware adds the FaceTime Spatial Audio function and the environmental noise reduction function. The environmental noise reduction function has been provided by Apple before. This time the beta firmware should have enhanced related functions. There is also a feature called Conversation Boost that is not available in this beta version, and Apple may provide it to developers in subsequent beta versions.

Apple explains:

installed on your AirPods Pro, the beta software cannot be removed. Your unit will continue to run this software until an updated nonbeta version of the software is released. In the meantime, you’ll automatically receive any additional beta software updates as long as you’ve enabled your AirPods Pro to receive them using the steps below.

Here are the steps to upgrade the beta version:

Prerequisites: A Mac computer running Xcode 13 Beta, an iPhone running iOS 15 Beta, and a fully charged AirPods Pro.

Developers first need to install the configuration file on the iPhone, and then pair AirPods Pro with the iPhone, and then use the Xcode Beta to enable the beta software update plan of AirPods Pro.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac.
  2. Launch Xcode 13 beta on your Mac.
  3. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Developer, then choose Prerelease Beta Firmware.
  4. Find your AirPods Pro in the list of paired devices, then tap to turn on automatic beta software updates.
  5. Read and follow the onscreen instructions for receiving beta software updates. Please be patient; it can take up to 24 hours to receive and install these updates.

Specific developers can refer to this link.