For some users, the new AirPods Pro 2 may have a problem with audio drift and syncing issues. This can result in the sound appearing to be out of sync with the video on your screen, or the audio may seem to be ahead or behind the video.
There are a few potential causes for this issue, but fortunately, there are also a few potential solutions. In this blog post, we will explore how to fix audio drift and syncing issues on Apple AirPods Pro 2 earbuds.
What is an Audio Drift Sound Syncing Problem?
When you connect and use AirPods Pro 2 with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, they automatically keep in sync. However, sometimes audio drift can occur between the two Apple devices. This can happen when there’s a lag in the audio signal from your iPhone to your AirPods Pro earbuds or if you’re using a different audio source with your AirPods Pro than what’s playing on your iPhone.
What Causes Audio Drift on Apple AirPods Pro 2 Earbuds?
When you use AirPods Pro 2 with Apple devices that have iOS 13.2 or later or iPadOS 13.2 or later, your AirPods Pro automatically keep the audio and video in sync. However, if you’re using an older iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or non-Apple device, you might experience audio drift—when the audio lags behind the video.
There are a few possible causes of audio drift:
- The distance between your AirPods Pro and your device. If you’re too far away from your device, the AirPods Pro may not be able to maintain a sync with the audio and video.
- Interference from other devices. If there are other Bluetooth devices in the vicinity, they can cause interference that results in audio drift.
- A low battery on your AirPods Pro. If your AirPods Pro is running low on battery power, they may not be able to maintain a sync with the audio and video.
How to Fix Audio Drift and Syncing Issues on AirPods Pro 2 Device
If you notice that your AirPods Pro 2 device is experiencing the audio drift problem or syncing error, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the issue:
- First, try resetting your AirPods. To do this, press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for around 15 seconds. If that doesn’t work, you can also try restarting your iPhone or iPad.
- If those basic troubleshooting steps don’t fix the issue, it’s possible that there is a software issue causing the problem. In that case, updating your iOS device to the latest version may help.
- You can also try cleaning your AirPods Pro 2 earbuds. Sometimes dirt or debris can build up on the speaker mesh and cause audio quality issues. To clean your earbuds, gently brush the speaker mesh with a dry toothbrush.
If you’re still having trouble after trying all of these things, contact Apple Support for further assistance.
Alternative Troubleshooting for AirPods Pro 2 Audio Drift Out-of-sync Sound Error
- Move closer to your device. If you’re too far away from your device, move closer until the audio and video are back in sync.
- Turn off other Bluetooth devices. If there are other Bluetooth devices in the vicinity, turn them off, so they don’t interfere with the sync between your AirPods Pro and the audio and video.
- Make sure that both your iPhone and AirPods Pro are updated to the latest software version.
- Restart your iPhone and AirPods Pro.
- Reconnect your AirPods Pro to your iPhone.
- If you’re using an audio source other than your iPhone with your AirPods Pro (like a Mac or iPad), make sure that the volume on that device is turned up all the way.
- Try using a different set of ear tips on your AirPods Pro. 6. Clean the microphones on both your iPhone and AirPods Pro with a soft, dry cloth. 7.
That’s it! If you’re still having trouble, contact Apple Support for other troubleshooting solutions and more help.