Questions tagged [airpods]

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

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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

Ever since I purchased the AirPods (1st Generation), they demonstrate extremely poor quality while activating the AirPod mic, whilst they are connected to a Mac. When activating the mic to record ...
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Can AirPods be used “seamlessly” between Mac and iOS devices?

Apple AirPods are supposed to work for iOS devices, Apple Watches and Macs. Apple states that the OS requirements are: Requires iCloud account and macOS Sierra, iOS 10, or watchOS 3 (source). I am ...
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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 ...
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AirPods choppy/unreliable when connected to Mac, but not iPhone

Problem In my apartment, when using the AirPods with my Mac, the audio is significantly choppy, fluttery and unreliable. There are frequently small "pops" when listening to music. The issue ...
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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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How to charge AirPods to keep battery healthy?

Once on the official Apple website it was written to keep iPhone's charge between 20% and 80% for better battery life. I've not found exact battery specs for the AirPods (I am about 2nd gen), ...
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AirPods 2nd Gen. with firmware 2A364 dropped volume level in non-iOS Devices

When I bought new Airpods 2nd gen, the firmware it came with was 1A673. The volume level on my android phone (OnePlus 6T) when connected was quite loud and everything was good. But when I connected ...
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Can airpod with wrong spelling on the case be original?

Can an original Apple AirPod have wrong spelling on the charging case and airpod labels? A friend just bought new, never opened airpods on a P2P marketplace. Upon receiving them and checking for ...
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AirPods Pro on Mojave

I am thinking of buying the new AirPods Pro but according to the support page, you “need” at least macOS Catalina 10.15.1 in order to use them. However this is surely misleadingly worded since AirPods ...
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Which Apple TV generations support the use of AirPods?

Does anyone know from experience whether AirPods work with the Apple TV 3rd generation?
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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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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 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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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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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 ...