14 November 2023
A few weeks ago my AirPods Pro 2 (with Lightning, not USB-C) suddenly started acting buggy and weird. The case no longer made the chime sound when plugging them in to charge. I stopped getting “Left Behind” notifications from the Find My app. After updating to iOS 17, I could not get them to install the latest firmware, which enables the new features for Adaptive Audio, Conversation Awareness, and Personalized Volume. I had been trying for weeks to follow the magic steps that will trigger a firmware update with no luck. Even worse, after a full charge of both the AirPods and the case, the batteries for all of them would drain to zero percent within 2-3 days.