Resolved Airplay & bluetooth audio drop-outs: solved

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by thewusman, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. thewusman, Jun 27, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2015

    thewusman macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2013
    I've been having audio drop-outs on streaming any system audio to airplay devices (airplay speaker, ATV2 on amp) and a bose bluetooth speaker.

    Spent the last 2 days trouble shooting and noticed, after much trial and error that the trouble started when invoking ... spotlight.

    Disabled many settings and locations to no avail.

    Then in the console I noticed the drop-outs started immediately when launching spotlight, which loads the following: "
    2015/06/27 12:12:50,153 PM locationd[78]: Location icon should now be in state 'Active'

    Disabling location services for spotlight solved the problem.

    No more airplay or bluetooth audio drop-outs !

    Weirdest bug ever ?


    I have a new rMB 12" btw 10.10.3

    Edit to add: any service that invokes the above location service state change to active causes audio drop-outs over airplay or bluetooth, such as swiping the notification bar out and the weather checking your location.
  2. bladerunner88 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Off World
    Interesting...Have been having a very similar issue, except usually only when Music is active. Then my Bluetooth cuts out and lags basically making my SoundLink unusable. will try your suggestion and see wot happens.


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