Windows 10: Apple earbuds don't work after Windows 10 installation

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  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Apple earbuds don't work after Windows 10 installation


    So before I installed Windows 10, my apple earbuds worked fine in Windows 7.

    Now, whenever I plug them in to the laptop jack in the front, it'll say that I've plugged it in. When I go to the sound manager, the headphones don't even show up.

    I've played music while having the earbuds in, and it shows the music as playing on the speakers (as I said before, the headphones didn't show up in sound manager). But the speakers played no music.

    I would appreciate greatly if someone helped me out. I have Realtek installed on my computer.
    If you need any other information, or need screenshots, let me know! I'd be happy to help.
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  2. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    The volume control always says "Speakers", because speakers and headphones are essentially the same thing. The computer can't differentiate from the two. When you plug in something, does Realtek pop up asking you what kind of device it is (e.g. speakers, headphones, etc.)? Be sure to select Headphones when you plug in your earbuds.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    You said: View Post
    The volume control always says "Speakers", because speakers and headphones are essentially the same thing. The computer can't differentiate from the two. When you plug in something, does Realtek pop up asking you what kind of device it is (e.g. speakers, headphones, etc.)? Be sure to select Headphones when you plug in your earbuds.
    See that's the thing, it just says they got plugged in. It doesn't give me the option to select what they are.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #4

    Greetings, I've been using Win10 since the first TP release and have gone thru all of the builds to now ... the final release.
    I have noticed since the second to last build release, that when I switch from desktop speaker to headphones, it does not seamlessly work as it should. The work around is: right click on the sound icon in your system tray and use the troubleshooter. Select, either speaker or headphones, depending on which device you want to use, within the troubleshooter and then apply use this fix. This works for me, until a long lasting solution comes around. It's a pain, but, it's a work around. Hope this help you.
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5

    Possible audio issues work around


    Greetings, I've been using Win10 since the first TP release and have gone thru all of the builds to now ... the final release.
    I have noticed since the second to last build release, that when I switch from desktop speaker to headphones, it does not seamlessly work as it should. The work around is: right click on the sound icon in your system tray and use the troubleshooter. Select, either speaker or headphones, depending on which device you want to use, within the troubleshooter and then apply use this fix. This works for me, until a long lasting solution comes around. It's a pain, but, it's a work around. Hope this help you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6

    Dmofo said: View Post
    Greetings, I've been using Win10 since the first TP release and have gone thru all of the builds to now ... the final release.
    I have noticed since the second to last build release, that when I switch from desktop speaker to headphones, it does not seamlessly work as it should. The work around is: right click on the sound icon in your system tray and use the troubleshooter. Select, either speaker or headphones, depending on which device you want to use, within the troubleshooter and then apply use this fix. This works for me, until a long lasting solution comes around. It's a pain, but, it's a work around. Hope this help you.
    I did that, it said troubleshooter couldn't identify the problem
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  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7

    sorry to hear that


    Unfortunate. This worked for me. I have no other suggestion at this time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    02 Aug 2015 #8

    Thanks anyways!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    02 Aug 2015 #9

    OK. Good luck. Sorry I could not offer you a solution.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       02 Aug 2015 #10

    Is it just apple earbuds or any headphones in general that doesn't work? Can you test with any other headphones or speakers?
    Is it USB or standard 3.5 audio jack device?
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