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Question: My Airpods mic isn't working with Windows 10.

I can get my Airpods to connect to my windows desktop and music playback works but the microphone does not work. Any suggestions? Ive tried to pair and unpair and also restarted the machine.

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The microphone only works with Apple devices.

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Jan 19, 2018 12:55 AM in response to Threegroove In response to Threegroove

Hi everyone, took me a few weeks to sort out but I have my Airpods working fully on windows 10, this includes the microphone I am now able to use Airpods as a Bluetooth headset for gaming etc.

The key is in the Bluetooth software that windows does not provide via windows driver update. For example I have a Asus BT-400 dongle, when getting the drivers for this they only include the driver files, for Airpods you will need extra software that comes from the chip manufacturer Broadcom. This is called Bluetooth Headset Helper. This is needed to tell windows to add Airpods as a headset as well as stereo headphones.

For anyone else who has this adaptor and is struggling use this link and thank me later, again this exe comes with the driver AS WELL AS the management software needed to recognise Airpods properly. https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/h1bn01ww.exe

Its not perfect and the driver is from 2013, but I was extremely happy to get it working hopefully this will help others.

Source : reddit https://amp.reddit.com/r/airpods/comments/7gdvma/airpods_bluetooth_drivers_for_w indows_10/

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Oct 6, 2017 4:36 PM in response to Threegroove In response to Threegroove

The problem is that windows detects the airpods as a combination device. That means it detects the mic and the sound output separately. You can use the mic with no sound at the current time, but you can't use both at once. really want apple to actually release a driver for windows to fix this problem

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Oct 6, 2017 4:36 PM in response to Threegroove In response to Threegroove

The problem is that windows detects the airpods as a combination device. That means it detects the mic and the sound output separately. You can use the mic with no sound at the current time, but you can't use both at once. really want apple to actually release a driver for windows to fix this problem

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Jan 8, 2018 7:18 AM in response to DJ_Handle In response to DJ_Handle

I just recieved a pair and I could not for the life of me, get the microphone to function with my alienware laptop. I just found this article I am going to try when I get home. Have you found any solutions?

How to Use a Bluetooth Headset As a PC Microphone | Techwalla.com

Jan 8, 2018 7:18 AM

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Jan 19, 2018 12:55 AM in response to Threegroove In response to Threegroove

Hi everyone, took me a few weeks to sort out but I have my Airpods working fully on windows 10, this includes the microphone I am now able to use Airpods as a Bluetooth headset for gaming etc.

The key is in the Bluetooth software that windows does not provide via windows driver update. For example I have a Asus BT-400 dongle, when getting the drivers for this they only include the driver files, for Airpods you will need extra software that comes from the chip manufacturer Broadcom. This is called Bluetooth Headset Helper. This is needed to tell windows to add Airpods as a headset as well as stereo headphones.

For anyone else who has this adaptor and is struggling use this link and thank me later, again this exe comes with the driver AS WELL AS the management software needed to recognise Airpods properly. https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/h1bn01ww.exe

Its not perfect and the driver is from 2013, but I was extremely happy to get it working hopefully this will help others.

Source : reddit https://amp.reddit.com/r/airpods/comments/7gdvma/airpods_bluetooth_drivers_for_w indows_10/

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