Some second-generation AirPods Pro users are receiving a bug alert asking them to ‘replace’ their batteries soon. This information was given in media reports.
As reported by MacRumors, when the AirPods Pro earbuds or the MagSafe charging case are low on battery, it seems that this bug causes the Find My app to send battery replacement notifications to adjacent devices.
As per the report, it appears that the notice is related to these new capabilities, as the second generation AirPods Pro has improved Find My ability thanks to the U1 chip for precision finding that continuously broadcasts its battery level.
Notifications urge the user to ‘replace the battery soon.. soon,’ even if it is not possible to replace the AirPods battery and the device only needs to be recharged.
It is also mentioned that the notifications seem similar to those used for the AirTag when its CR2032 battery is almost depleted and needs to be replaced. Therefore, it seems that the system is mixing the two products.
One theory suggests that Apple overused AirTag’s firmware for the MagSafe charging case, generating similar alerts even where they are not understood.