If you want to test your AirPods mic, this post will show you how and why the quality of your AirPods mic might not be so good.
To test the AirPods mic, the easiest option is to just record a voice memo on your iPhone or Mac or to do the equivalent on Windows or Android. Alternatively, you could call a friend and ask them how you sound.
How to test AirPods mic on iPhone?
There is no built in feature that you can use to directly test the AirPods mic.
However, you can test the mic by recording a voice memo and then listening back to it. Alternatively, you could call someone and see what they say about the audio quality.
How to test AirPods mic on Mac?
The easiest option is to just open the voice memos app and to use that to record yourself then to see what you sound like.
Alternatively, to test your AirPods microphone on a Mac, open the “Sound” preference pane in the “System Preferences” app. Select the “Input” tab, then click on the “Input Volume” slider and speak into your microphone. The Input Level meter should respond accordingly.
Why isn’t my AirPods mic working?
1. The internal mic is actually what is being used as the mic
It could be the case that your AirPods are not actually being used as a mic. It would help to make sure that the AirPods are what are actually being used.
2. The mic is broken
If the mic is broken, it will need to be replaced.
3. There is dirt covering the speaker grill
If there is dirt or debris covering the speaker grill, it could be preventing the AirPods from picking up your voice. Try cleaning the speaker grill with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
4. The AirPods have a bad connection with the device
If the AirPods are not properly connected to your device, they may not be able to pick up your voice. Check the connection and make sure the AirPods are firmly seated in the ear.
5. The AirPods need a software update
If the AirPods are not up to date with the latest software, they may not be able to pick up your voice.
Update the AirPods software by placing your AirPods in the case and placing an Apple device that was previously connected to the AirPods near to the case. The AirPods should then automatically update.
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Why is my AirPods mic muffled?
1. The AirPods mic is dirty
One of the reasons why your AirPods mic might be muffled is because the mic itself is dirty. If there is dirt or debris blocking the mic, it can cause the sound to be muffled. To clean the mic, you can use a soft, dry cloth to wipe it off.
2. The AirPods are broken
Another reason why your AirPods mic might be muffled is because the AirPods themselves are broken.
If the AirPods are damaged, they may not be able to pick up sound properly. If you think the AirPods are damaged, you should contact Apple for assistance.
3. You need to update the AirPods
If you are using an older model of the AirPods, the mic might be muffled because the AirPods need to be updated. You can update the AirPods as described above.
4. There is a bad connection with the device
It could be the case that there is an issue with the connection. It would help to try reconnecting your AirPods to the device and to see if that fixes it.
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5. There is a problem with the device or app you are using
If the quality is only bad on a specific device or app, the issue might be that there is a problem with that device or app.
For example, if you are using the AirPods with a voice-recognition app, the app may not be compatible with the AirPods. In this case, you would need to find a different app that is compatible with the AirPods.