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

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Lost an AirPod. Can I buy a replacement AirPod (used) and pair it which the one I still have? [duplicate]

I lost right side AirPod. Can I buy single right side AirPod? Company name infinity.
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Charging pins stuck in AirPods Pro case

One of my AirPods in my AirPods Pro wasn’t charging recently, so I decided to check out the charging pins in the case. I tried fiddling with them using a toothpick attempting to remove any dust in ...
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Airpods choppy on Windows Bootcamp

I recently booted up Windows 10 using Bootcamp on my iMac. However, when I tried to use my Airpods, the sound quality is choppy. It's fine for a second or two, and then cuts out for about a quarter ...
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Is there a way to disable the AirPods notification?

I don’t know why this might be useful but I’m sick of seeing it.
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How do I link my airpods to my iCloud without an iPhone?

My new job offered me a MacBook Pro and AirPods. For the rest, I don't have any Apple device (no iPhone, no iPad, etc.) I recently lost the AirPods but could find them back the old way. Now, I've ...
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MacBook doesn't give same priority to AirPods as other devices

What I mean is that when I play some media on my phone, it delays for a second before it starts playing and it ensures that the audio comes out of my airpods. When I start playing media on my iPad it ...
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Downgrade AirPods firmware

I have a pair of gen 1 airpods which have stopped working since a certain firmware update. They will not receive any more updates as they are already deprecated. The thing is that they are unusable ...
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Left AirPod drops out after a few minutes of usage

I have the original AirPods, 1st generation. After many months of little use, I have started using them again with an Apple TV 4K and with the new iPhone SE 3rd Generation. In both situations, the ...
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Airpods Pro "when last connected to this Mac" doesn't respect Android

The title pretty much says it all. I've got Airpods Pro that are paired to my work Macbook Pro and my Android phone (Oneplus 7T). I'd like them to connect to whatever device they were most recently ...
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Airpods Pro (Magsafe case) - Tried all the recommendations. Still showing "Not your Airpods Pro"

I've updated my iPhone to the latest OS. I've cleaned the case with rubbing alcohol inside and out. Also cleaned the airpods themselves. Charged the case and the airpods all the way to 100%. Taken ...
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Connect AirPods that belongs to another Apple ID to shared Apple TV

I have an Apple TV. The main Apple account that is used to set-up the TV is mine. Without pairing my AirPods, it shows up on the TV when I want to use it while watching something. Sometimes, someone ...
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MacOs: Prevent Apple Music from launching when clicking AirPods Pro

I love that my AirPods Pro seamlessly switches between devices. It's not perfect, but it gets it right probably 85% of the time, which is good enough. The problem is that sometimes it thinks I want to ...
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Unable to modify volume of AirPods Pro on MacBook

I can't modify volume of AirPods Pro on MacBook. The AirPods Pro volume is already set maximum but unable to change it. I have tried different options, reseting AirPods Pro, disconnect and delete it ...
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AirPods 3 with AAC-ELD codec not working on MacBook Pro

I checked my console log output on my Mac to see if my AirPods 3/Pro/Max use the new AAC-ELD codec with 24kHz sampling rate. My iPhone 13 Pro and my iPhone 8 use the new codec according to the log ...
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Is there any way to interrupt my AirPods reading me a new text message?

A lot of times I'll hear my iPhone start announcing a text message through my AirPods, and want to "cancel" it for some reason (I already saw the notification on my computer, I'm in the ...
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How do I stop notifications about my wife's Airpods being "detected near me"?

When Apple released the AirTag, they made a big deal about safety features to help prevent stalking. If there's an unknown AirTag or other location-enabled device traveling with you, your iPhone will ...
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Airpods Pro mic problems with Thunderbolt display

I have recently bought a pair of AirPods Pro that I use with my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 running Monterey. They work fine except when the MBP is connected to my Apple Thunderbolt Display. As soon as ...
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How do you get airpods pro to play/pause on macos with single squeeze?

For some reason I can't get my airpods pro to play/pause with single press on MacOS, only to activate Siri. In bluetooth settings, I can open the options but they only let me change the function for ...
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AirPod features without Apple ID

I bought a pair of Apple Airpods Pro (2021) used from Ebay that are still linked to their original Apple ID and this cannot be undone. What features do I lose by being unable to replace the Apple ID? ...
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3.5mm stereo audio to AirPods via iPhone?

On the airplane they have a stereo 3.5mm audio output which normally is where you connect your headphones. Problem is I switched to Apple AirPods a while ago and they’re wireless. What’s the best way ...
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How to disable Head Tracking on Mac for AirPods in TV app?

I'm watching a show on TV app on Mac with AirPods. It tracks my head position so that the sound appears to come from the laptop. How do I turn it off? I switched this setting off on my iPhone (...
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How to find serial number of my paired Airpods through my mac (not iPhone)

How to find serial number of my paired Airpods through my mac (not iPhone) I lost my Airpods while attempting to send it to Apple for repair. They are asking for the serial number, the last thread I ...
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YouTube Music playlist is broken while listening in AirPods 2

What do I have: iPhone with iOS 15.1, AirPods 2 (4C165), YouTube Music 4.55.3. I experience an issue with YouTube Music and AirPods. For some reason playlist stops on random songs and never goes ...
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AirPods Max not charging from a 5W charger

I have a 5W charger that I bought from Apple, it works fine with my phone. Now I got AirPods Max, they were delivered with an empty battery, so I started charging them. The headphones immediately woke ...
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AirPods Pro with other mic, possible?

I saw I few people claiming RØde Wireless Go mic is great. And my mom keeps complaining about FaceTime call quality while I'm using AirPods Pro, she says she can hear all kinds of noises besides my ...
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Leaving behind feature does not work with my Airpods

I was able to configure the "leaving behind" feature between my Apple Watch 7 with my iPhone 11. Works great, however, I want to do the same for my Airpods Pro. The configuration option is ...
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Can I use multiple AirPods Max with Apple TV?

Can I connect more than one set of AirPods Max to an Apple TV? My wife and I would both like to watch Apple TV using APMs for audio. Both APMs need to support full functionality, ie, spatial audio.
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Airpod Pro taking over Microphone Despite me Choosing my Yeti for Input

Ever since upgrading my Macbook Pro M1 (2020) to Monterey, I cannot get my Yeti to remain as the microphone consistently. My typical scenario for meetings is to have my AirPods set as the speaker, and ...
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Airpods drops connection or makes sizzle sounds after Monterey upgrade

I have Airpods 2 for few months and I have been using it without problems till today. Today I installed MacOs Monterrey 12.0.1 and my Airpods started to create issues. Every 5-10 mins there is a ...
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Airpods 3 using AAC-ELD on macOS?

The promo for Airpods 3 claim to use the AAC-ELD codec for better two-way audio quality with FaceTime. Before I purchase Airpods 3, I'd like to be sure this claim is actually true: Do Airpods 3 use ...
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How to make sure my Mac isn't making a sound using its speakers?

I'm working in an open space. And I always spend a few minutes making sure the sound is coming out of the AirPods/Bose. And sometimes the sound comes from the Mac speakers, making loud noise to all ...
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I have an apple tv and air pods max if I buy a iPad pro and change the bass

I have an apple tv and air pods max if I buy an iPad pro and change the bass setting on the iPad will these bass settings transfer over to my apple tv and desktop mac? And seems I can't update my air ...
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Understanding Airpods Pro pairing behaviour

I got a pair of Airpod Pros last month (Sep 2021). I paired them with my phone initially, but noticed quickly that this means they automatically pair with my MacBook Air as well. For a while using ...
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I think my AirPods Pro got ruined by a firmware update. How can I troubleshoot?

I got my AirPods Pro new four months ago. They worked great until last night. I used them yesterday morning. When I finished the case and the pods were each about half charged. I left them by my bed ...
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AirPods Max stopped working with Google Meet

Today, all of a sudden, during a Meet, my AirPods max completely stopped working with Google Meet. Neither sound nor mic is working. I have the same problem with Google Chrome and Safari. It is only ...
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Airpods stopped working, reset unhelpful

Few days ago my right airpod wouldn't work, I placed it in my ear and it didn't connect. I decided to forget the device from the bluetooth list and try resetting it. Afterwards, the whole device is ...
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How to determine a genuine AirPods bud (just one - left) from a fake one?

I have my AirPods 1st generation (bought it in the Apple store), the problem is that I lost my left bud, so I am going to buy one. After research, I found out that there are a lot of not genuine (fake)...
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AirPods Pro - ear detection inconsistently working

I bought a pair of AirPods Pro and the in-ear detection seems to be inconsistent as there are times where they will show as connected via Bluetooth but will not make the connected chime and not ...
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Airpods pro immediately turn off when disconnected from power supply

I own a pair of airpods pro that have recently been exhibiting a lot of problems. Problem 1: When connected to a power supply, connected to my phone and near my phone, the airpods’ notification banner ...
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Get Bluetooth (AirPods) logs

I am trying to find the last location of my lost AirPods. Is there a chance to find a log file in my iPhone showing the last connection with them? I do not have a macOS in order to use this solution ...
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Which Apple/Beats earbud models have sound isolation (don't have air vents that allow room noise in)?

Which Apple or Beats earbud models (if any) have sound isolation (don't have air vents that allow room noise in)? I can find no mention of noise or sound isolation in the marketing material of AirPods ...
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How do I allow Chrome to use the microphone but stop it from changing microphone settings?

For remote meetings, my company often uses Google Meet in Chrome. I'm on a MacBook Pro, using AirPods Pro. When I connect my AirPods, the laptop switches to their microphone, which leads to terrible ...
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Apple Maps bike turn by turn directions?

I'm often biking with my AirPods and have Apple Maps set for biking directions. I was really hoping it would give you audio directions (i.e. turn by turn directions) just like it does when you're ...
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What are the best ways to clean your airpods and airpod case?

My AirPod case & headphones get dirty often. I've used a damp paper towel to clean the exterior of the case, a combo of a cotton swab and even a tooth pick for some of the tighter areas on the ...
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How does iPhone still recognize Airpods even with turned off bluetooth?

I turned off bluetooth on my iPhone so it doesn't automatically connect to Airpods yet when I opened the case near my iPhone it still managed to offer option to connect. I saw similar dynamic on iMac ...
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Will AirPods Max play low-latency audio over USB connection to Mac?

Given AirPods Max connected via a USB-C to Lightning cable to a Mac - will it be able to play audio with (relatively) low latency over the USB connection? Playing audio over Bluetooth has too high ...
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Is there a way to prevent AirPods from discharging when they are not in the case?

I put AirPods in my ears and left on an overnight trip and forgot the case. When I got to the destination, I took the AirPods out and left them unused. The next morning the batteries on them were ...
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MacBook Bluetooth won't switch on

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, two Thunderbolt 3 ports) has been giving me Bluetooth issues for some time. It often drops the connection with my AirPods and sometimes when I try to switch Bluetooth ...
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Random kernel panic. Service found no problems

I have a mac book pro 2014 with MacOs 11.2.3 The kernel panics are driving me crazy and impacting my work seriously. The usual pattern is the mac freezing followed by the question mark folder. It ...
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Airpods battery life

I just got my Airpods gen 2 a couple of weeks ago. However the battery life is nowhere near the 24 hours Apple says. I took notes, and got 9½ hours of listen time, before the Charging Case was empty (...
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