AirPods sound when placing a call

enrincon89

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Apr 30, 2014
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Has anyone experience when placing a call with AirPods and the person on the other end answers and their voice sounds like they’re talking in slow motion ?

I have to hang up and call back again for the sound to be normal again.
 

AlphaHumanus

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Feb 12, 2012
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Once or twice. Sometimes I get a slightly digitized voice, and my wife says my end of the line mutes for a second or two every now and again.

That being said, I spend about an hour a day using my AirPods for phone calls, and nothing is too bad to cope with.
 

timdawes

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Jul 8, 2013
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There's been a few times where I get this, and recently it's taken to doing it mid-call - sounding like someone's pressed hold on a turntable and then allowing it to spin up again, albeit slower.

I'm also getting them cutting in and out when walking through areas (for me it's a specific part of Sydney CBD).

I kinda hope there's a v2 coming soon
 

err404

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Mar 4, 2007
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I have noticed a lot more issues with my AirPods since upgrading my iPhone 7 to iOS 11. They were more or less perfect under iOS 10, but now they seem to cut out or not work at all for phone calls somewhat frequently.
 

Ntlope

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Oct 11, 2017
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Has anyone experience when placing a call with AirPods and the person on the other end answers and their voice sounds like they’re talking in slow motion ?

I have to hang up and call back again for the sound to be normal again.

It happens about 5 minutes into most phone calls on iOS11 using my AirPods. Very frustrating (I talk around 3000-4000 minutes per month). Only happens for 2 seconds and then corrects itself but the "slow-motion / hand on a turntable" description is exactly what's happening. The Apple Store said they tried it and nothing happened so it must be a carrier issue (Vodafone NZ).
 

jnritter

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Apr 17, 2018
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It happens about 5 minutes into most phone calls on iOS11 using my AirPods. Very frustrating (I talk around 3000-4000 minutes per month). Only happens for 2 seconds and then corrects itself but the "slow-motion / hand on a turntable" description is exactly what's happening. The Apple Store said they tried it and nothing happened so it must be a carrier issue (Vodafone NZ).


Same thing here. I'm on iOS 11.3.

What I hear slows down - the "hand on the turntable" description is perfect. I've been told a few times that the other person says my voice is very fast, like a chipmunk.

It's like the data connection between the bluetooth and iPhone stops for a few seconds, and then catches up to real time.

It's not a carrier issue - switching to speaker phone resolves it instantly every time. And it NEVER happens on speakerphone while it is now happening on every call with the AirPods in.

I'd be interested to know how many people have the issue and what, if anything, can be done to fix it!
 

swankster

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Sep 8, 2010
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I am having the same issue. iOS 11.3 Verizon iPhone 7. Very annoying.


Same thing here. I'm on iOS 11.3.

What I hear slows down - the "hand on the turntable" description is perfect. I've been told a few times that the other person says my voice is very fast, like a chipmunk.

It's like the data connection between the bluetooth and iPhone stops for a few seconds, and then catches up to real time.

It's not a carrier issue - switching to speaker phone resolves it instantly every time. And it NEVER happens on speakerphone while it is now happening on every call with the AirPods in.

I'd be interested to know how many people have the issue and what, if anything, can be done to fix it!
 

japeto00

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May 8, 2018
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Same thing here. I'm on iOS 11.3.

What I hear slows down - the "hand on the turntable" description is perfect. I've been told a few times that the other person says my voice is very fast, like a chipmunk.

It's like the data connection between the bluetooth and iPhone stops for a few seconds, and then catches up to real time.

It's not a carrier issue - switching to speaker phone resolves it instantly every time. And it NEVER happens on speakerphone while it is now happening on every call with the AirPods in.

I'd be interested to know how many people have the issue and what, if anything, can be done to fix it!
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Same thing here. I'm on iOS 11.3.

What I hear slows down - the "hand on the turntable" description is perfect. I've been told a few times that the other person says my voice is very fast, like a chipmunk.

It's like the data connection between the bluetooth and iPhone stops for a few seconds, and then catches up to real time.

It's not a carrier issue - switching to speaker phone resolves it instantly every time. And it NEVER happens on speakerphone while it is now happening on every call with the AirPods in.

I'd be interested to know how many people have the issue and what, if anything, can be done to fix it!
i have the same issue and its happening more frequently! its annoying since i paid $159 for these things. has anyone gone to apple and got them to recongize its not a CARRIER Issue. its an AIRPOD issue.
 

Starship67

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Oct 28, 2017
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It is NOT an AirPod issue or they would all have it. I have 3 pairs none of which exhibit this problem.
 

japeto00

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May 8, 2018
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It is NOT an AirPod issue or they would all have it. I have 3 pairs none of which exhibit this problem.
I have two pairs of air pods and also two phones. My one set of airpods that has the issue is having the issue on both phones. And one phone is a Samsung and the other an iPhone. So unfortunately the issue is with the airpods set I have .
 

Starship67

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I have two pairs of air pods and also two phones. My one set of airpods that has the issue is having the issue on both phones. And one phone is a Samsung and the other an iPhone. So unfortunately the issue is with the airpods set I have .

Take em back to Apple then.
 

Crescent

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Jun 19, 2018
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I've been having exactly this issue for months now. Sounds like slow motion on my end, but sounds like a chipmunk for the other person on the call.

I experience this issue consistently when on calls with Airpods.

I also experience the exact same issue when on calls connected to the car via Bluetooth too.

I'd be interested to know if the Apple Watch was interfering at all. Possibly trying to handover or something? Is anyone having this issue and do not own an Apple Watch?
 
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