This seems to be a problem with the 6s's Bluetooth (i really hope it's the) drivers (and not the hardware).I have the same issue. It happens on most calls but is very inconsistent. For instance, I had one stretch where the AirPods remained connected for over an hour. Most of the time they stay connected for less than 15 minutes though.
The fact that the AirPods have never disconnected when listening to music gives me hope that this can be fixed with firmware/software update. For now they are far too unreliable to use for phone calls for me.
Thanks for the link. Let's hope that the next update fixes our 6s's.This seems to be a problem with the 6s's Bluetooth (i really hope it's the) drivers (and not the hardware).
I don't think that's been established at all.This seems to be a problem with the 6s's Bluetooth (i really hope it's the) drivers (and not the hardware).
a) I don't see reports from people with other phones. The post in the linked thread with the iPhone 7 is most probably another issue with using multiple different BT headsets at the same time.I don't think that's been established at all.
a) I'm seeing people in that thread having the same issue with other iPhone models, and
b) I don't have similar issues with other bluetooth devices (headsets, taking a phone call in the car, etc.), just the brand-new, Rev A hardware AirPods.
"I don't see reports from people with other phones ... oh, you mean this one I'll cherry-pick? Well, uh, it must be a different issue because of this detail that doesn't apply to that other report with an iPhone 7 that I didn't cherry-pick." Sure, sure.a) I don't see reports from people with other phones. The post in the linked thread with the iPhone 7 is most probably another issue with using multiple different BT headsets at the same time.
b1) not if you're only using one of them, which I have done and still see the issue, andb) I assume your other BT headsets are single devices. The problem with the AirPods is that the phone needs to provide two separate streams which is a whole other game than single stream audio.
This is not particularly relevant, as this may very well be an entirely different scenario on the backend than having AirPods connected to an iPhone.c) I just tested them with my iPad. I just picked up the phone using continuity (phone call to 6s -> picked up via iPad -> AirPods connected to iPad) And they work perfectly.
yeah. I didn't say that I know for a fact that his is the cause. All I said it that it sure seems like it. I'm sure the there are other issues but when the fast majority who is affected by this rocks and 6s with an apple Watch at lest one major issue seems to be related to exactly this configuration. And from my technical background with bluetooth it is pretty clear this is an driver / bluetooth stack issue with the 6s. I really don't have the time to explain the technical details here (I was already on the phone with apple for multiple hours yesterday), I just want to help.Now, just to be clear, I'm not saying the root cause of the issue isn't something to do with the phone... or even that it isn't something to do with 6s or 6s Plus phones specifically. All I'm saying is that we don't know what the root cause is yet, no matter how some of us may want to read the tea leaves of generally unreliable internet testimonials.
I have been taking one of the AirPods out, putting it in the case during calls. So far I haven't had them drop off a call since I started doing this. While this isn't ideal, it does have the benefit of keeping one charged during calls. On more than one occasion I have had to swap AirPods during a call due to low battery.I have this problem too. Also using a 6s. Has anyone come across a solution?
Do people believe it to be related to the 6s only and the not the 6?
I have an iPhone 6 Plus and have some air pods on order :s