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Why are my AirPods glitching on Mac?

This post will show you likely reasons why your AirPods have been glitching on Mac and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why your AirPods are glitching on Mac are that you need to reset and reconnect them to your Mac, there is interference between your AirPods and Mac, or because you need to update your AirPods or Mac. It would help to try resetting your AirPods and then reconnecting them to your Mac.

Why are my AirPods glitching on Mac?

Below are likely reasons why your AirPods have been glitching on Mac.

Bad connection

The issue could be that there is a bad connection with your Mac. This would be more likely if your AirPods only glitch when being used with your Mac.

To fix this, it would help to try resetting and re-pairing your AirPods to your Mac.

  1. Forget the AirPods on the device you are using
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Press the button on the case for 15 seconds until the light on the case flashes orange
  4. Wait 30 seconds
  5. Open the lid and hold the button on the case
  6. Reconnect your AirPods to your device

AirPods need updating

AirPods do receive software updates and it might be the case that your AirPods need an update.

To update your AirPods, you need to put them in the charging case, connect the charging case to a power source and move your Apple device (iPhone, iPad or MacBook) near to your AirPods.

Interference

If you are trying to use your AirPods at a large distance from your Mac or there are walls or doors in the way, it will cause your AirPods to be glitchy.

Faulty AirPods

It could also be the case that you have faulty AirPods. This would be more likely if only one of your AirPods are lagging or if there is a large lag regardless of the device you are using.

In this case, it would help to take your AirPods to an Apple store and to see if they can repair or replace your AirPods.

Automatic switching

AirPods have a feature that allows them to automatically switch between Apple devices.

If your AirPods are connected to an Apple device that you are not using then you start using a different Apple device, your AirPods will connect to that device.

Normally, it should show a notification on the screen asking you if you want to connect your AirPods. However, it does not always do this.

The issue could be that your AirPods are automatically switching to other Apple devices.

This would be more likely if your AirPods disconnect when you are not listening to your Mac or using it and you start playing sounds from a different Apple device.

To turn this off, click on your AirPods in the Bluetooth settings of your iPhone then click the “i” icon then select “Connect to this iPhone” then select “When last connected to this iPhone”

Read more: Can AirPods be used in the cold?

Why are my AirPods lagging on Mac?

Your AirPods may be lagging on your Mac due to a bad connection, interference, needing to update the AirPods or because the AirPods are faulty.

It could also be the case that you are noticing unavoidable lad that you get with AirPods.

Read more: can you deactivate stolen AirPods?

Why are my AirPods disconnecting randomly on Mac?

If your AirPods are randomly disconnecting from your Mac, it could be due to a bad connection, automatic switching, faulty AirPods, or interference from walls or doors.

It would help to try resetting and reconnecting your AirPods to your Mac as shown above. It would also help to disconnect your AirPods from all your other devices.

How to get my AirPods to stop glitching on Mac?

To get your AirPods to stop glitching on Mac, try resetting and reconnecting them to your Mac as mentioned above.

Also try updating their software as mentioned above and ensuring that there is no interference between your AirPods and your Mac.