Apple has actually constantly mored than happy to proclaim the compatibility of its AirPods earbuds with Android phones, however the business’s freshly launched AirPods Pro 2 buds aren’t presently functioning appropriately with Google’s most recent Pixel mobiles.
Several customers on Reddit (opens up in brand-new tab) have actually reported running into audio issues when utilizing their AirPods Pro 2 with Google Pixel 6 and also Google Pixel 7 tools. Specifically, a pest with A2DP offloading– which describes the procedure of decoding sound sent out over Bluetooth– is triggering sound to deteriorate and also quit after around 90 secs of playback.
It’s not yet clear whether the A2DP problem gets on Google’s component or Apple’s, however customers are plainly irritated by the conflict of these apparently top-of-the-range tools. “Freakin Google,” one Reddit poster created (opens up in brand-new tab), “I never ever had a problem with the OG AirPod Pros.”
Luckily, there’s a repair for the problem– however it’s just a short-lived remedy, and also one that comes with the cost of audio top quality. If you’re experiencing the pest, head to the Developer Options food selection in your Google Pixel and also struck the ‘Disable Bluetooth A2DP equipment offload’ switch (see listed below).
Doing so will, unsurprisingly, disable Bluetooth A2DP, which subsequently changes the audio compression obligation onto your phone rather than the earbuds themselves. This somewhat decreases the top quality of the sound, however currently it appears to be the only method to maintain AirPods Pro 2 earbuds working with the most recent Google Pixel tools for longer than 90 secs.
As 9to5Google (opens up in brand-new tab) notes, if the problem is happening on Apple’s end, it’ll develop an additional migraine for Pixel- utilizing AirPods Pro 2 proprietors, given that the only method to upgrade AirPods with software program spots is to combine them with iphone or macOS tools. If it’s a Google- relevant problem, it’s risk-free to presume that Google will certainly turn out an easy repair to Pixel customers quickly.
Compatibility pest regardless of, both the AirPods Pro 2 and also Google Pixel 7 have actually thrilled us up until now. We granted the previous four-and-a-half celebrities in our evaluation, calling the AirPods Pro 2 “a widely beneficial upgrade from Apple.”
As for the Google Pixel 7, we stated that its unique layout, innovative and also qualified video camera, and also smart customer experience make it an excellent value-for-money front runner to get in 2022– so below’s wishing that either Google or Apple makes both tools function much better with each other quickly.