Windows 11 Boosts Apple AirPods Support In New Insider Build

Better quality audio calls on your Apple-branded earbuds.


Windows and Apple products have never lived in as much harmony as Android and Windows. We have seen limited iPhone support in the Your Phone app, but some of it will change soon as Microsoft has tried to improve Windows 11 AirPods support.

The latest Insider Build 22526 adds wideband speech compatibility that improves audio quality in voice calls. The new add-on applies to all models, including AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max.

Also known as HD Voice, it’s a high-definition voice quality that operates in the 50 to 7000Hz frequency range. The result is that your voice during the virtual meetings will be clearer, easily recognizable among multiple people, and crispier than before.

This comes when Google also announced that it would make efforts to bridge the gap between Android and Windows. Intel has also announced an upcoming tech to improve the integration between Windows and iPhone/Apple Watch. Let’s see what’s on the table for the future.

Speaking of other changes, Windows Insider Build 22526 is also experimenting with a new windows ALT+TAB UI for some insiders instead of the existing full-screen one. This build also indexes more file locations, so it becomes more efficient and easier to search for files in the File Explorer app.

Microsoft has also fixed the issues that were crashing the File Explorer process, fixed recent searches flyout getting stuck, improved app icon resolution in search results, fixed issues with Windows widgets, etc.

Still, there are some known issues like being unable to Sing-in to Feeback Hub and other apps, some users seeing driver and firmware update failures, etc.

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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