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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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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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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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Can you connect two pairs of airpods to one computer at once

I would like to watch a movie with a friend, but silently. Can we each use a set of airpods at once? If not, what about other wireless headphones?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can AirPods' double-tap to Play/Pause be made to work in other macOS applications than iTunes?

In macOS, it's possible to assign AirPod double-tap to Play/Pause audio (under Bluetooth options; instead of invoking Siri). But for some reason double-tap Play/Pause only works with iTunes. If you ...
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Lost one side of AirPods, buy another side to complete the pair

I lost my left AirPod. Can I buy a right AirPod (used) and pair it with my left one?
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Can you listen to music using AirPods without an Internet connection?

I hate smartphones, don't own one, but have a 6th gen iPod touch with iOS 12. I want to listen to music with it using AirPods without an Internet connection using the Bluetooth connection. I want to ...
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Can I have iOS Automation shortcuts run automatically?

I've been having a problem where sometimes I'll forget that my iPhone's volume is set pretty high from a previous use. When I put my AirPods in for a phone call or to listen to music, the volume isn't ...
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Connect AirPods to Apple Watch

My Apple Watch series 1 can play music stored offline without being in wireless proximity to my Apple iPhone 6. My Apple watch connects over Bluetooth and Wifi, and my AirPods connect over Bluetooth. ...
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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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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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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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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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What does the amber light on the AirPods case mean when AirPods are not in the case?

When I take the AirPods out of their case sometimes the case light changes color from orange to green or vice versa. I know the amber light means it is either charging or needs a charge. Is it ...
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Does the AirPods case need to be around while listening via an iOS Device?

When using an iOS device with a set of AirPods that have previously been paired, is the case also required whilst wearing them or can the buds be used without it?
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Can you find Airpod Case using Find my iPhone?

My Airpods are in my ears but the case is missing. It's possible it fell out of my pocket while walking around town. Is it possible to use the Find my iPhone feature to find just the Airpod Case?
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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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Finding stolen AirPods

I recently had my AirPods stolen from my bag at college. Soon after, I attempted to locate them using the Find My iPhone app but was unsuccessful in doing so. The AirPods appeared grey in the app and ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting default microphone input [duplicate]

I would like to set a default input to be always the internal microphone. Sometimes when I connect my AirPods to the MacBook the input changes to the AirPods' microphones which results in much worse ...
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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 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 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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How to use AirPods as a hearing aid?

Can I use AirPods as a hearing aid?
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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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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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AirPods: listen to audio + record video + use microphones?

I'm trying to record some sing-along videos that will later be merged. This is for a school musical during quarantine, and we will be making a lot of these clips, so a good capture process would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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where are the tap featues of the Airpods on the Airpod Pros?

I recently got some Airpod Pro earphones. I'm accustomed to being able to tap my left Airpod to advance to the next track and my right Airpod to toggle pause/play I can't seem to find similar ...
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AirPods sound is quieter on the right side

My right AirPod connected to my Macbook Pro 2015 plays quieter than left. But if AirPods are connected to the iPhone everything works fine and both of them sounds good. Any ideas or Solutions?
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How do I stop my AirPods from automatically switching between devices when using iOS 14?

I've been having a lot of trouble with the iOS 14 AirPods automatic device switching. I was listening to an audiobook, and then my son started playing a video on an iPad tied to my Apple ID as part of ...
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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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Left AirPods in Washing Machine

I stupidly left my AirPods in the washing machine through a whole cycle. I took them out, hand dried them, and they were surprisingly still working. I used them for about an hour after that and then ...
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How to locate lost AirPods Pro?

I lost a pair of AirPods Pro that were connected to my iPhone. When I go to the Find My app it shows the location of my phone but for the AirPods it just says No location found. Is there some trick to ...
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Can you just use one side of Airpods and leave the other side at home?

Because I usually just use one side of the Airpods, so that I am aware of the environment whenever I exercise or in a cafe, can only one side of the Airpods be used independently, while the other one ...
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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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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?