Updating your headphones is now a thing.

Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation process happens automatically over the air, there are a few things you must do to ensure you actually get the update.

Here's everything you need to know.

To get any available updates for Apple's AirPods, follow these steps:

  • Correctly place the AirPods in its charging case.
  • The case must be plugged into a charger.
  • The case must be linked to an iPhone nearby and connected to Wi-Fi.

So, if you've had your AirPods connected to your iPhone in the past day, odds are the 3.5.1 update already installed.

To check if you have the latest installed firmware, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone.
  • In the Settings app, go to General > About > AirPods. (Note: AirPods will only display in About when connected to your iPhone).
  • From there, look for "Firmware Version" and check the number to see if you have the latest version (which is 3.5.1, as of 1 February 2017).

And that's it! 

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