Getting disturbed with mismatched notifications on your iPhone for your newly purchased AirPods Pro 2? Your iPhone keeps showing an alert that your AirPods Pro combination is from different generations. Here is a detailed guide on how to solve mismatched AirPods Pro alerts keep showing.
Following the initial release of iOS 16 for iPhones and Apple AirPods Pro second generation first firmware update which rolls out with version number 5A377, The AirPods Pro 2 can now send you a notification card when a mismatch error occurs i.e when two different generation of AirPods Pro are placed in same charging case, indicating exactly which one is incompatible with the charging case.
Mismatch notification alert on brand new AirPods Pro 2 has become a widely discussed topic among early users both on Reddit and Apple community.
However the main cause of the issue hasn’t been determined yet whether it’s a bug, software glitch or a solitary version of AirPods Pro 2 shipped with mixed generation AirPods. Literally the both released generations of AirPods Pro “AirPods Pro 1 & 2” have a similar look which it’s easy to mix up especially if you’re keeping the previous generation AirPods.
How to Solve Mismatched AirPods Pro Alert Keep showing
To troubleshoot mismatch AirPods Pro alert keep showing, here are two workarounds you can try out to solve this issue; Resetting your AirPods Pro and Updating your AirPods firmware version.
Reset Your AirPods Pro
To reset your AirPods Pro, firstly disconnect AirPods from your iPhone by navigating to Settings >> Bluetooth >> Tap the option icon “i” next to your AirPods name in the connected device list. Tap Forget this Device to finally forget the iPhone connection to your AirPods.
Place AirPods in the charging case with the lid open, press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds, until the status light on the front of the case flashes amber, then white. Bring the AirPods closer to your iPhone and reconnect.
Update Firmware 5A377
Apple rolled out the latest firmware update ahead of AirPods Pro 2 (second generation) initial release date in other to provide the new AirPods with day one 5A377 firmware update at launch.
Actually AirPods firmware updates are installed automatically but you can force update if your AirPods Pro 2 firmware version isn’t up-to-date.
Firstly confirm your AirPods current firmware version by accessing your iPhone Settings when your AirPods is connected. Tap the AirPods settings right below the Apple ID profile tab, locate and select Version from the option to view your current firmware version. Not in 5A377, here’s how to force update;
- With AirPods connected to the iPhone and placed in the charging case, leave the lid open and connect the case to a power outlet.
- Close the lid and wait patiently for it to be fully charge and reach 100%
- Bring your AirPods closer to the iPhone, open the lid and connect. Check your AirPods Pro firmware as it will have upgraded to 5A377.
Hope you’ve managed to solve mismatched AirPods Pro alerts that keep showing up on your iPhone. Having issues or more appealing affixes to solve this particular problem? Let us know your feedback in the comment section.
Related: Learn how to fix AirPods Pro 2 stop working unexpectedly during playback; reconnecting and keep disconnecting after some seconds.