Apple has always been known to be one of the few companies that regularly updates its products, be they computers, smartphones, headsets … adding performance and performance improvements. For Beats products, they are updated using the Beats Updater application, an application that forces us to connect our Beats device to a Mac or PC to update.

However, this app is no longer meaningful, as all products under the Beats umbrella are updated wirelessly as soon as they are connected to a device. What does it means? Than the app to update devices stopped making sense and Apple stopped updating it.

According to the support document that Apple recently updated, users of Apple products simply need to connect their devices to an iOS or iPadOS device to are updated periodically. Firmware updates via iPhone and iPad are compatible with:

  • Powerbeats
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • Powerbeats 3 Wireless
  • Powerbeats Solo Pro
  • Beats Solo 3
  • Beats Studio3 Wireless
  • BeatsX

In the same document, Apple states that if any of these headphones are paired with an Android device, we have to download the Beats app for Android directly from the Play Store so that they are updated automatically. That same document confirms that this is the only method for updating Beats headphones and that the Beats Updater application has stopped receiving updates, although it is still available for download on the Beats page.

The Beats Updater application requires macOS 10.14 in its version for Mac and Windows 10, version 1607 in version for Windows. This application allows us to download the latest version of the firmware, add a name to the device, get product information … practically the same functions that we can perform directly from our device managed by iOS or iPadOS.