Apple AirPods 2/Pro gets an update
support spatial audio/auto switching under iOS 14
According to Macrumors reports, Apple today released a new firmware update with the version number 3A283 for AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro.
There is currently no standard way to upgrade the firmware of AirPods. After connecting AirPods to an iOS device, users can install the new firmware wirelessly: Put the AirPods in the charging case and connect the AirPods to the power source, and then connect it to the iPhone or iPad Pair, and then the headset will be forced to update after a short period of time.
Users can check the AirPods or AirPods Pro firmware by following the steps below:
· Connect AirPods or AirPods Pro to the iOS device.
· Open the settings app.
· Click on General.
· Click About.
· Click AirPods.
· Check the number next to “Firmware Version”.
Naijatechnews has learned that some users report that Apple’s new 3A283 firmware released today introduces spatial audio functions for iOS 14 . Users claim that the firmware update adds a “spatial audio” option to the control center, which can be activated to enable this feature. However, using Spatial Audio requires the iOS 14 update.
Users said that the spatial audio function makes the listening experience of Apple AirPods more immersive and surprising.
Spatial audio uses dynamic head tracking technology to create immersive sound anywhere in space by applying directional audio filters and subtle frequency adjustments.
Spatial audio uses AirPods Pro and the gyroscope and accelerometer in iPhone to track the movement of the user’s head and relative to the iPhone, and remap the sound field by comparing the movement data. Even if the user turns his head, the sound field is fixed.
Today’s update seems to also enable a featurethat allows automatic switching between devices , which is available for AirPods and AirPods Pro. When the user activates audio on the device and actively uses the device, the automatic switching function will connect AirPods to any Apple device associated with the user’s iCloud.
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