AirPods are one of the best truly wireless earphones out there, but because we often paired it with multiple Phones, Chromebook and even Firestick, there are a lot of glitches and hiccups. For instance, today, I was listening to songs on my Macbook Air 2013 running macOS Catalina, and the audio was low and distorted.
Just like any of you, I tried the following things, but none of them helped
- Put them in the case and took them back out
- Disconnect and reconnect
- Reset and re-pair
- Restart Macbook
Airpods Not Working Properly With Mac
After trying out everything, I got to chat with Apple’s customer support and surprisingly, they were able to fix this problem by tweaking the macOS sound setting. Here’s how.
Make sure your Airpods are connected to your Macbook. Then go to System Preference > Sound > Under the output tab, select the Airpods and make sure the slider under the ‘Settings for the selected device’ is set in the middle. Once I did that, the audio was back to normal. Loud and clear.
Overall, as wonderful and convenient as they are, I’ve often encountered connecting issues when I pair my Airpods with multiple devices. To be fair, they are not meant to be used in this way. And even with all of those frustrations, I still can’t live without my AirPods. Let me know if this trick solved your problem in the comments.