You might wonder if your AirPods work with Microsoft Teams. There are a few possible reasons why you might not be able to connect your wireless headphones with the Microsoft collaboration app. Bluetooth drivers might be out of date or you may be using the wrong audio output device. Whatever the reason we’ll help you fix the issue. We’ve got the fix for all three! Keep reading to learn how to use your AirPods with Microsoft Teams.
AirPods not working with Microsoft Teams
If you’ve tried using AirPods with Microsoft Teams but found that the microphone doesn’t work you’re not alone. It’s a common problem that’s caused by your device’s Bluetooth drivers. The problem may also be caused by a WiFi signal that interrupts Bluetooth connectivity. If you’re using a computer updating Bluetooth device drivers will fix the problem. Alternatively you can use the PC Repair Tool to fix common system errors like DLL and EXE errors.
If the problem persists you might need to upgrade your Bluetooth chip in your AirPods. This will make them more efficient and eliminate cross-platform communication problems. It’s also worth checking the other devices that you use to connect with Teams to ensure that you’re using the correct device. For example if you’re using a Dell computer make sure you’re using the Bluetooth version for the AirPods.
Bluetooth drivers not up to date
Sometimes Bluetooth drivers for AirPods won’t work on your PC. Sometimes the device is not compatible with Windows 10. If this happens you should follow these steps to download and install the latest Bluetooth drivers. After you download the latest Bluetooth driver you need to update the device’s settings. The process is different for each operating system. Make sure that you run the driver installation process with a local administrator account. It will prevent infecting your system with malware.
Checking the Bluetooth driver version is an easy way to determine whether it’s the latest version or not. When drivers are out of date it can cause a variety of problems including known bugs missing features or frequent error messages. To check whether the latest Bluetooth driver is installed you can open the Device Manager by pressing the Windows + X keys and click ‘Properties’. Next select the Bluetooth radio. Click on its Properties. Then select the Advanced tab and look for the LMP listing. The latest version of the Bluetooth driver will be displayed.
Using the wrong audio output device for the audio output medium
If you’re unable to play audio on your computer the audio device may be incompatible with the audio output medium. To resolve this problem first check the audio output device’s settings. Make sure it’s set to play sound through a green port. If it’s not it will reject the request with NotAllowedError aborting all substeps. If it doesn’t you may need to replace the device and the audio cable.
Sometimes the playback device may be disabled and Windows 10 won’t recognize it. The same applies to the device’s port. You may have damaged the port and it won’t function properly. Sometimes the audio device is simply not connected to the right port. These are the most common causes of audio problems. In most cases you can fix the problem by following the steps below. You may also want to check the Audio Output Devices API for more information.
Fixing the problem
If you’re having trouble connecting AirPods to Microsoft Teams or experiencing frequent disconnection the problem is likely related to the Bluetooth device drivers. If you’re not sure how to update your Bluetooth device drivers check the Control Panel. If they’re listed as the default playback device select the AirPods Hands-Free AG Audio. That should fix the problem. If these steps are not successful you can also try updating the AirPods’ firmware. Updating this device will improve the efficiency of the Bluetooth connection and help them work with the Microsoft Teams cross-platform service.
To fix the problem you must first disable the feature of Absolute Volume. This feature allows you to listen to music even if the AirPods are not connected. Once you disable it you should restart your system. Now you can pair the AirPods with your computer. You should find that the sound quality improves and the AirPods start to work again. However if you don’t want to do this you can simply turn off the feature.