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Questions tagged [airpods]

Apple's bluetooth stereo headphones and remote control for iPhone and other devices

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Can I simultaneously connect two pairs of AirPods to my Apple Watch? [duplicate]

Is it possible to simultaneously connect two pairs of AirPods with my Apple Watch (series 3)? This would allow me and someone else to listen to the same music, podcast, Audible book, etc.
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Use AirPods with the Vonage Phone service on my Mac

I use the Vonage service to make calls from my MacBook Pro for business, both outgoing and incoming. My Mac shows the AirPods as connected but if I try to make a call, the sound still comes out of the ...
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Losing connection between AirPods and iPhone

I run with my iPhone X, connected to AirPods and my Apple Watch (3). Should this combination work? My expectations are that I get my coaching through my AirPods and am able to glance at my watch for ...
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Volume too loud on alert when AirPods connect or disconnect

When my AirPods (1st generation) connect or disconnect from my MacBook, as they are wont to do when not actively playing audio, they make a loud “bong” sound as an audible notice to the user. Even ...
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What is the latest version of firmware for the AirPods (first generation)?

My AirPods still show a firmware version of 3.7.2 after many months. Is that the version 3.7.2 current in January 2019?
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AirPods don't work when connected to external monitor - sometimes

I received a set of AirPods for the holidays and I'm generally enjoying using them with my 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018), which is running High Sierra (10.13.6). This MBP only has USB-C ports. Four of ...
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How does the AirPodCase identify the nearest device?

When opening the Case, your nearest device opens an info screen with the battery charge of case and AirPods. However, when I have the iPhone and the iPad lying next to each other. still only the ...
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AirPods struggle to switch between iPhone and Mac

Typically my AirPods are connected to my iPhone, but often I want to switch them to my Mac and vice-versa. When I Option click the audio menulet, I can select my AirPods and I even see their current ...
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How to use AirPods as a hearing aid?

Can I use AirPods as a hearing aid?
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(Airpods) Very poor connection/choppy quality between Airpods and Macbook

Ever since I updated my OS to High Sierra 10.13.6, I've been experiencing very choppy connection between my Airpods and Macbook. If I'm sitting right in front of my computer, the sound seems to cut ...
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make airpods microphones disabled by default when pairing with a mac

when pairing airpods with a mac, the sound quality is poor due to the fact it also uses them for microphone by default... when I switch the audio input (microphone to internal), then quality of the ...
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AirPods microphone volume is extremely quiet

I have used my 2 year old AirPods simply for listening previously, but I would like to use the enhanced iOS 12 Siri. Alas, the microphone on both AirPods does record only very muffled audio - the iOS ...
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Do AirPods have sound delay? [duplicate]

I have gone to an electronics store and have tried on Bose and Beats headphones, both of them have a pretty annoying sound delay which is insanely apparent and anyone who says it’s imperceptible must ...
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AirPods abruptly go silent while listening to music from iPhone

UPDATE 2018-09-24: Running iOS 12 for a week now. I haven't experienced this problem so far. While it seems the issue might be gone, I haven't had much use of the AirPods this last week. There are ...
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Can I ask Siri to connect an Apple TV to my AirPods? The AirPods are already paired.

What is the correct command to get a 4th Generation Apple TV to connect to AirPods using Siri? When I try “connect to my AirPods”, all that happens is the Settings app opens and “Video and Audio” is ...
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Do Apple AirPods have international warranty?

I think there's something wrong with my AirPods. I recently got it on a business trip to Japan, now I'm back to India. Can I get it checked under warranty at a local Apple Store?
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How do I switch using my AirPods between my Mac and my iPhone? [duplicate]

I have AirPods that I often need to switch using between my Mac and my iPhone. I never do this during a conversation, but often I'll have used them on my phone for a phone call, and then need to use ...
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Do Bluetooth headphones compensate for the audio delay by slowing down the video?

I've always wondered why the delay was so small (I'd say unnoticeable) when I'm using the Airpods, as opposed to other BT earphones. I've also noticed that when I open, say, a YouTube video, the ...
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Does the AirPod Case, or headphones when in the case, emit a bluetooth ID?

I'm concerned about privacy and don't want my airpods (or the case) to emit the bluetooth ID while I'm shopping in malls that use iBeacon technology. How can I be sure that the airpods (when stored ...
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AirPods losing significant volume

I'm a heavy AirPods-user, probably using them for 6–10 hours daily. Currently, my left AirPod has gradually, but also quite dramatically, lost its volume capacity over the course of a couple of weeks. ...
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AirPods no longer connect to my Mac

I have a Mid-2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro running 10.13.5 which I have been using my AirPods with successfully since I got them over a year ago. For some reason, today, when I try to connect them, ...
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One AirPod stop working when pushing both

That is really strange and interesting and was reproduced on every AirPods I've seen. If you are using both AirPods and then start pushing them into your ears with your palms (like in this photo): ...
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AirPods battery level with `ioreg`

I can query the battery level of my bluetooth devices with ioreg with ioreg -r -l -n devicename | grep '"BatteryPercent"\ =' with the following devices Keyboards: IOAppleBluetoothHIDDriver, ...
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How compatible are Apple Airpods with Android phones?

I want to buy the AirPods but I only have an Android phone. The functions that would be ideal: Stereo and mono sound works like iOS when you take one AirPod out and charge it and then put both ...
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Is it possible to record iMovie voice over with AirPods?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.9 on High Sierra. My AirPods are paired and all of my audio is playing through them but I am unable to choose them to record a voice over in iMovie. I've even set them as the ...
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AirPods connect to correct device

I own AirPods and connect to by my iMac (for video conference) and iPhone (for phone calls). How do I get the AirPods to switch to the device that I want to use? I can't turn bluetooth off on the ...
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Why does my iPhone 7 paired to my AirPods drop so often when I start running?

It happens as I run through my neighborhood as I listen to a news app. I have to stop every 50 feet or so and hit the triangle that has appeared on my iPhone indicating the NPR app is no longer ...
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Apple Airpods - Android - When using for calls, does sound come through both Airpods, or just one?

When using Airpods on an Android device (I am specifically using a Google Pixel 2), does sound come through both of the Airpods when making/receiving calls? Or, does only one of the Airpods play sound ...
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EU volume limit on Apple Watch / AirPods combo

With an iPhone (currently 11.3) there’s an option under Settings / Music / Volume Limit / EU Volume Limit to limit the maximum volume the headphones will produce to reduce potential damage to your ...
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Switch AirPods from macOS to iOS 11

Using my AirPods with my Mac is easy: Check the Show volume in menu bar checkbox in System Preferences > Sound. Ready the AirPods near the Mac. Click the Volume menu bar icon, and choose your AirPods....
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How do i pair my AirPods to my iPhone 6s?

How do I pair my AirPods to my phone? I have tried everything, such as turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Contacting Apple Support did not help.
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Apple Volume Low after using Ear Pods

Scenario Apple volume is normal through speakers Connect Air Pods via Bluetooth Apple volume is normal through Air Pods Disconnected Air Pods Apple volume is low through speakers, I have to crank it ...
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Where does macOS Get Icons for W1 Audio Devices?

I recently noticed that macOS has an icon for every W1 enabled audio device in the Bluetooth preferences, but I'm not exactly sure where the system gets these icons. In the screenshot below, the ...
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AirPods Poor Siri Voice Quality

I recently purchased Apple AirPods, which I use with my iPhone 7. The sound quality is amazing, however, when using Siri through the AirPods, whether invoked on the iPhone or double-tapping the AirPod,...
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airpods flashing orange and sound is gone in left

I have had my airpods for about a couple months and they have worked completely fine. I charge my airpods every 2nd night, today after charging them they have been flashing orange and the sound is ...
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Answer a phone call from iPhone screen with airpods in without disconnection from airpods

Sometimes my Airpods do not respond to my taps, so I have gotten into the habit of answering phone calls from the iPhone screen if a call comes in while I am wearing the Airpods. However, if I answer ...
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Default audio to AirPods from iPhone

Audio from my iPhone used to automatically go to my AirPods when I put them in my ear. About 4 or 5 days ago I started having to open Control Center, then tap on the little two arcs in the corner of ...
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Are AirPods damaging to your health? [closed]

I was looking online and found links to two articles about the potentially harmful effects of AirPods on the body. This is the first article.. It links to a video where the EMF intensity of the ...
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Switching AirPods between Mac and iPhone only works by switching Bluetooth off

Once I switch to Mac and then try to switch back to iPhone, it does not automatically connect. I have to turn off Bluetooth and reset. This is very annoying.
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Can AirPods be be used with multiple Charging Case units?

Can I use one pair of AirPods with two or more Charging case units? Can I take turns charging the case, and deposit AirPods into either without any bother? Apple sells a Charging Case for USD $69. ...
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How the iOS can access to apple watch and airpod at the same time?

I thought the Bluetooth module can connect to only one another device, but iPhone(or any iOS device) can be connected with Apple Watch and AirPod at the same time. How can it be possible? Is there any ...
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Clean AirPods/EarPods Earwax?

I read about people sucking on the mesh part to get the wax out but that isn’t very effective/sanitary...wondering if there are any better ways to clean AirPods/EarPods when earwax inevitably collects ...
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How to quickly connect to AirPods in iOS 11?

I have AirPods and I love them but I don’t love what a hassle it is to switch my phone to send audio output to the AirPods. I have my AirPods synced with multiple devices such as my Mac, so it doesn't ...
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Is it possible to disable (or reduce the volume of) of the AirPods connection sound?

When I put my AirPods in my ears, I can hear a ping sound, indicating a successful connection to my iPhone. My friend who also has AirPods is sensitive to moderately loud sounds, and this sound is too ...
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How do I switch Apple Watch's “Now Playing” source between “phone mode” and “watch mode”

The Apple Watch "now playing" control allows me to quickly adjust volume from my wrist without pulling out my phone. Once I purchased AirPods and connected them to my watch, my entire user ...
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Can I prevent music through an AirPod from pausing when a single pod is removed?

Right now, when I remove one AirPod from an ear, the currently playing track pauses in the other ear. Instead, I want to continue playing the track. My control over this using bluetooth settings is ...
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How can I change AirPod volume with one hand? (while riding a bike)

I need to adjust the volume of the AirPods while riding my bike. This could be because the audio is now in "loud commercial mode" or because I need to pay closer attention to my surroundings. What ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Watch with AirPods to detect a “left hand double tap” vs a “right hand tap”?

The help instructions for AirPods say I can double tap either my left or right ear to perform an action. Apple Watch already has a setting for left hand usage vs right hand usage, and that is used ...
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Possible to use Apple Watch to adjust volume of TvOS or Safari on MacOS?

I want to use the wheel on the Apple Watch to adjust the volume of whatever I'm listening to... it could be Air Pods paired to MacOS (iTunes works, but Safari or other apps don't) Apple TV speakers ...
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Do the Apple AirPods have audio delay due to bluetooth?

If it is a song, and it is delayed for 0.5 or 1 second, it really does not matter. What I am trying to find out is for games and videos. If there is a 0.5 second audio delay, for videos (movies or ...