OnePlus released its first set of true wireless earbuds last year, known as the OnePlus Buds. While we gave them good marks for sound quality and value, we were quite upset to find that there was no way to update the OnePlus Buds without a recent OnePlus phone.

In short, you can’t get a firmware update for the OnePlus 6 or any of the OnePlus true wireless earbuds without a brand new phone. Even the OnePlus 5T may not push firmware updates to the headphones, not to mention phones from other OEMs.

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Thankfully, the company is finally correcting this silly decision. The solution is pretty complicated, but at least anyone who wants to get the most out of their OnePlus Buds or OnePlus Buds Z will no longer need to own a OnePlus phone!

OnePlus Buds and Buds Z . how to update

  1. If you have a OnePlus phone launched with OnePlus 6 or later, you can easily download oneplus buds app From Google Play Store. Chances are it’s already on your phone anyway. Go to step 3.
  2. If you have an old OnePlus phone or another brand phone, then you have to download hey melody app From Google Play Store. This is an official app made by OnePlus. It may not work on every phone, but it will work on quite a few. Go to step 4.
  3. Open the OnePlus Buds app and go to the Settings section. Make sure you have toggled on the Auto-update firmware setting. This will ensure that your buds are always up-to-date automatically.
  4. Open the HeyMelody app and allow it to connect to your Buds. If a firmware update is available, tap on it and then tap on the Update button. Follow the instructions to update your OnePlus Buds.

Keeping your earbuds up-to-date with the latest firmware will ensure that you are getting the most out of them. Firmware updates can potentially increase sound quality and battery life as well as fix bugs. In general, it’s always a good idea to update to the latest firmware whenever possible.

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