Question: Bluetooth audio problems Catalina
I've updated to Catalina and I'm not experiencing a lot of problems, but one problem in particular and it annoys me a lot.
I'm always using Bluetooth headphones or speakers on my Mac to listen to music.
The problem is that the sound to my output device randomly drops to zero. First I thought it lost connection but when I go to Bluetooth Settings it's still there and connected. When I go to Audio settings the device is still there and selected. So I push the volume-up button and the output device instantly changes to internal speakers and the sound is being played through my speakers instead of my Bluetooth connected device. When I look at the Bluetooth Settings again, the headphones are still connected. So it looks like an audio-codec-driver-software-hardware(or whatever it is)-problem instead of an Bluetooth problem. My Bluetooth apple mouse stays connected and keeps working.
The problem, as described above, appears randomly. Sometimes 3 or 4 times spread over the day, sometimes 4 or 5 times within an hour, sometimes 2 times within a minute! Very annoying.
The quickest way to solve the problem ad hoc is to disconnect and connect the Bluetooth device again through the top at Bluetooth settings.
I'm using different devices and each of them have the same problem;
- Apple AirPods 2
- Steelseries Arctis Wireless Pro
- Jbl charge 3
I've already deleted the Bluetooth folder in Library and rebooted my Mac.
I've already forgot the devices and reconnected everything.
I've already turned off and on my Bluetooth on my Mac
I've already turned off my Bluetooth on my phone (thought maybe this caused the problems but.. unfortunately no..)
Is there anyone with the same problems or does anyone has any ideas to fix this extremely annoying problem?
It looks like this problem appeared eversince I've updated my device to Catalina.
MacBook Air 13", macOS 10.15