You can connect bluetooth microphones, such as Airpods, to use as the primary audio source for your production in Switcher Studio. We don't recommend using 1st generation Airpods (the sound quality isn't that great), but Airpods 2, Airpods Pro, and any other high-quality iOS compatible bluetooth mics will work with Switcher.

Using a bluetooth mic with Switcher is pretty-straightforward, but one key step is to allow bluetooth HFP in your device's Settings. We provide step-by-step instructions below.

Using a Bluetooth Mic with Switcher

Step 1: Connect the mic to your device

  • Go to your iOS Settings.
  • Tap Bluetooth in the left menu.
  • If it's not already enabled, tap the slider to turn it on.
  • Under My Devices, tap the name of the bluetooth device you want to connect.

A spinner will appear while the device connects. It will say Connected next to the device name, once it's successfully paired.

Step 2: Allow Bluetooth HFP in device Settings

  • Go to your iOS Settings.
  • Scroll down to where your apps are listed and tap Switcher.
  • Tap Advanced Settings.
  • Tap the slider next to Allow Bluetooth HFP to enable the permission.

Note: Allowing HFP is usually a one-time process, but if your bluetooth mic does not appear in the Audio tab of Switcher, and you have confirmed it is connected to the device, it's likely you'll need to enable HFP again.

Step 3: Use the mic with Switcher Studio

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on your main switcher device.
  • Tap the Audio tab (sound wave icon).
  • Under Audio for Recording / Broadcasting you should see Bluetooth Microphone.

Disconnecting a Bluetooth Mic from Switcher

To revert back to the built-in microphone, you'll need to disconnect the bluetooth mic from your device, as follows:

  1. Go to your iOS Settings.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Tap the info icon (lowercase i) next to your mic device.
  4. Tap Disconnect.

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