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Mac Sound Solutions

Select the output you want to use

  1. Click the Apple menu.

  2. Click System Preferences.

  3. Click Sound.

  4. Click The Output Tab

  5. Select the device you want to use in the list of output devices.


Check the output volume slider

  1. Launch System Preferences

  2. Select the Output Tab

  3. Make sure the Output Volume Slider is not turned all the way down

Check the Apple menu bar volume slider

  1. Click the Volume Icon

  2. Make sure the Volume Slider is turned up

Make sure that input & output are not muted

  1. Click Apple Icon

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click the input tab and make sure the mute check box is not checked

  4. Click the output tab and make sure the mute check box is not checked

Restart your Mac

  1. Select the Apple icon in the top menu bar

  2. Click Restart

Content & privacy restrictions

  1. Click the apple icon to the top left of your display

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click Screen Time

  4. Click Content & Privacy

  5. Click “Turn Off”

Reset core audio process

  1. Open Activity Monitor

  2. Type in the search bar: coreaudiod

  3. Click the Force Quit button to manually kill the process

Forget and resync AirPods

  1. On your Mac, click the Apple icon in the menu bar and select System Preferences

  2. Click the Bluetooth icon in the preference pane

  3. Right-click your Airpods in the Devices list

  4. Click Remove in the contextual menu that appears

  5. Click Remove again to confirm

  6. Put both AirPods in the charging case and open the lid

  7. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white

  8. Select your AirPods in the Devices list, then click Connect

Make sure your AirPods are charged.

Turn off Bluetooth on other devices that use your AirPods to avoid resyncing while in session.

Use software update

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu , then click Software Update to check for updates

  2. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them

Disable any audio or camera Apple extensions

  1. Click the apple icon

  2. Click System Preferences

  3. Click Extensions

  4. Go through all items on the left hand side and disable any extensions that has to do with audio or video

Some system extensions aren't compatible with current versions of macOS or might not be compatible with a future version.

Reinstall Chrome

  1. At the bottom of your computer screen, in your Dock, right-click Chrome

  2. Select Quit

  3. Open Finder

  4. Go to the folder containing the Google Chrome application

  5. Move Google Chrome to the Trash

  6. To remove Chrome from your Mac right-click the Trash icon in your Dock

  7. Then select Empty Trash

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