AIRPODS Connectivity Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bigdog5142, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Wondering if anyone else is having this issue. I have my AirPods in my ears right now and I'm getting the "Bluetooth skip" on the music I'm listening to. I'm typing this on my iPhone so my phone is maybe 2 feet from my head/AirPods. Earlier today I had my MacBook Pro out with my iPad Pro doing work. Had my iPhone on the table within 5 feet and was getting a TON of "Bluetooth skip." Any suggestions? For full disclosure, I'm using Spotify, I have my Apple Watch on and am on wifi 5ghz.

    I'm tempted to disconnect and reconnect overall. Anyone else having/had this issue and found a solution? Love these things...but I shouldn't have connectivity issues when the phone is that close. Was thinking BT interference this AM with my iPad & MBP right there...but as I type right now, all I have is my iPhone close to me. iPad is about 6 ft away.

  2. karthik02 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2016
    I had this initially, but pressed the button on the AirPods case a number of times and after a later connection the skipping seems to have stopped. Def had the same problem, not having it now, not sure what changed or how to re-produce. Maybe it's related to the BT channel?
  3. eagleglen macrumors 65816


    Oct 2, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Definitely try disconnecting, forgetting, and reconnecting. That would have been my first step to trouble shoot. Also try restarting your iPhone. I was having a similar problem that occurred mostly when I was outside. After trying those suggestions, it was a lot better, but still not 100%. Inside I have a much better connection, I think because the walls contain the BT signal for less drops/skips.

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