AirBuddy Help CenterContact Support

AirBuddy 2 changelog

In this page, you can find the changelog for every update of AirBuddy 2, in reverse chronological order.

AirBuddy 2.2.1 (December 19, 2020)

  • Addresses a crash that could occur when a headset was connected to the Mac.

AirBuddy 2.2 (December 15, 2020)

  • Added initial support for the new Apple AirPods Max
  • There's now an option when right-clicking a headset in the status bar menu to disconnect from that headset (when it is currently connected to the Mac)
  • Switching listening modes will now cycle between the modes configured for that device in the Bluetooth settings on macOS 10.15.1 or later (this can also be edited within AirBuddy's settings under "Devices" when the headset is connected to the Mac)
  • AirBuddy will now show feedback in the UI when connecting to a nearby headset using the "Connect to Favorite Device" or "Connect to Nearest Device" keyboard shortcuts
  • The status bar menu window will now appear instantly (with no animation) and more closely mimic the behavior of other menus like Control Center
  • Tweaked the design of the status bar menu window on macOS Big Sur to more closely match the system design
  • Several optimizations to reduce helper app CPU and memory usage
  • Improved the reliability when displaying the current listening mode for a headset and when switching listening modes
  • Addresses an issue which could cause excessive battery drain on paired nearby Apple Watches in some circumstances
  • Connecting to headsets is now more reliable
  • Transparency mode on AirPods Pro, Beats Solo Pro and AirPods Max will now work in macOS Mojave through AirBuddy
  • When connecting to a device through the menu bar list, the app will now display a loading indicator until the connection is established
  • Addresses an issue that could cause some Macs to not be able to see other Macs nearby for Magic Handoff
  • Additional reliability improvements for Magic Handoff
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the status bar menu window to get clipped depending on its position on screen
  • Addresses an issue that caused some Macs with no battery to not show up on the list

AirBuddy 2.1 (November 24, 2020)

Note: AirBuddy will not display an Apple Watch on the list when its battery information is not available anymore, which seems to be occurring more often than it was ever an issue during testing. I appreciate your patience while this issue is being worked on.

  • The app is now a Universal binary so it will run natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs
  • Right clicking a device within the app's settings now lets you remove it from the list, rename it, and more
  • There are new settings in Proximity > Advanced to prevent the status window from showing up when the computer is locked or sleeping and to automatically close the status window after a delay if it's not used
  • Opening up the Magic Handoff menu by right-clicking a peripheral on the list will now dynamically try to find other nearby Macs if none is available
  • Magic Handoff will now be more reliable when connecting a peripheral to the destination Mac
  • Significantly reduced Bluetooth LE bandwidth usage for Magic Handoff; to take advantage of this improvement, make sure all of your Macs are running version 2.1 or later
  • Addresses an issue where sometimes a peripheral would not show up on the list anymore after being transferred using Magic Handoff
  • Addresses an issue that could cause devices transferred over Magic Handoff to be disconnected shortly after the transfer
  • Addresses an issue that caused headset parts with disparate battery levels to be shown as a single item instead of separate parts
  • The status window will now correctly display the only bud that's available for AirPods and similar devices when that's the case
  • Headset parts for which the connected device is not available will now be grouped together in the menu bar window
  • Addresses several issues that could occur when the Mac was not logged in to iCloud, including not being able to see the status of other Macs running AirBuddy, Magic Handoff not working, and others
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the license key to appear to be truncated in the text field when registering the app
  • The app will now update its icon to a square version when running on macOS Big Sur
  • Addresses some reliability issues when displaying battery information for other Macs and their peripherals
  • Addresses an issue that could cause devices to appear duplicated with different names under the "Devices" tab
  • Peripherals will now show up under the "Devices" tab and have their name updates correctly reflected
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the app to use an excessive amount of CPU in some rare circumstances (27198250)
  • The setup flow is now more accessible for VoiceOver users
  • Addresses an issue which could prevent some checkboxes from working in the app's settings
  • Addresses an issue where the control used to set keyboard shortcuts would not be accessible by VoiceOver
  • The Escape key can now be used to close the status window and this information is read by VoiceOver
  • The status bar menu window now groups device rows as a single element for easier navigation, clicking a row for a connectable device will connect to that device. The list will not refresh while being navigated to prevent navigation from being interrupted

AirBuddy 2.0.1 (November 11, 2020)

  • Addresses an issue that could cause the activation pop up to show up on every launch for some users