Beats headphones can no longer be updated via PC
THE Apple is ending support for the Beats Updater app, which allows Beats-brand headphones and speakers to have updated firmware using a cable connecting the device and a powered PC. Windows or Mac computer.
The procedure of using a USB port (on the PC) to update firmware is still common for some types of equipment, especially those that are used directly connected to the computer, such as keyboards, mice, storage devices and printers.
In the case of Beats products, the Apple decided to prioritize the update through mobile devices. To update the firmware of the latest headphones, in addition to those that will be released later, just pair the device to the iPhone or iPad. If the user uses an Android device, it will be necessary to download the Beats app available from the Play Store.
The above procedure also works with older models, but in this case the Beats Updater will still work as the software is still available for download, and it is still compatible with Powerbeats, Powerbeats 2 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Powerbeats 3 Wireless , Solo Pro, Solo 2 Wireless, among others.
The software update method that the Apple is prioritizing is known as OTA (over-the-air), and it delivers updates to devices, directly over the internet, without the use of cables.
The company has even started to release new firmwares for some Beats headphone models, as well as other equipment such as AirPods (second generation) and AirPods Pro. Some of the new features include automatic switching (iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 ) and spatial audio (AirPods Pro).