Using all features of Apple Earphones on MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by v2club, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. v2club macrumors regular

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    I was wandering why can't I use the remote and the mic of the Apple Earphones when I plug them in my MBP, why it works only on iOS devices?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Which version of the MBP do you have? Volume and play/pause work on my 2009 17". IDK about the mic.
     
  3. oiuh151 macrumors 6502

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    How old is your MacBook Pro/what model is it? The remote and mic capability isn't supported on some older models that were released prior to when Apple implemented the remote and mic into their earphones.
     
  4. v2club thread starter macrumors regular

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    2011, 13-inch, 2.3 GHz, dual-core Intel Core i5
     
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a hardware problem to me. They definitely should work.
     
  6. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    My thought exactly. All Macs since the late 2008 unibody update have supported it. When I connect my iPhone 4 headset to the headphone jack on my MacBook I can play, pause, adjust volume, and use the mic. I don't get that functionality using the microphone jack, although as I recall it your model has only one jack for both anyway.
     
  7. klinic macrumors member

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    I had the same problem, in addition, sometimes sound just wouldn't work until I went to sleep and back. Since getting my SSD and reinstalling, the problems went away.
     

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