A few more steps...


  • An iPhone running iOS 15 beta software
  • A Mac running Xcode 13 beta software
  • A set of AirPods Pro (fully charged)

Pair your AirPods Pro with your iPhone

Verify that your AirPods Pro are connected to your iPhone or iPad.

Enable your AirPods Pro to receive beta software

Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.

Launch Xcode 13 beta on your Mac.

On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Developer, then choose Pre-Release Beta Firmware.

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Find your AirPods Pro in the list of paired devices, then tap to turn on automatic beta software updates.

enabled airpods to install pre-release beta firmware

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.

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Turning off beta software updates

If you no longer wish to receive beta software updates for your AirPods Pro, repeat the instructions in step 3 to turn them off. Although your AirPods Pro won’t receive any new beta software updates, they will remain on the installed beta software until the next release of nonbeta software is available.