No audio input device with Airpod Pros

I can connect my Airpod Pros and they work great. However, I am unable to use the microphone, and my sound panel just says “No Input Device”.

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You need to switch profiles to use mic input, the A2DP profile is output-only. See here for some discussion on this. This should not be specific to Asahi in any way, it’s general Bluetooth stuff.

According to this WirePlumber should automatically switch profile when a microphone is needed, but you need to actually start an app that uses the microphone. If that doesn’t work (or doesn’t work with AirPods) then it’s probably an upstream issue.

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Okay, I’ll have to try with some other software, but it’s definitely not switching automatically for the software I use, lol. I’ll do some playing around when I get some time and see if I can resolve this.

Just wanted to check if you ever found a resolution to this. I can connect my airpod pros just fine and use them A2DP mode fine as well. As soon as I switch to use HSP/HFP for audio/mic. There is no audio output and the mic shows no input.

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Unfortunately, I just ended up plugging in a Mic.

Turns out this is a problem in PipeWire, it seems that the headset only starts sending microphone data once audio packets are send its way.
See https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/issues/2689, the recent comments at the bottom. The developers can reproduce the problem, so they know what’s going on, it just needs someone to step up and fix things.

Sorry to necro an old thread but this may help someone if they land here for me I needed to install ‘ofono’ and reboot pulse audio needs it as per Bluetooth

In my case Airpods over Bluetooth in Nobara 39
sudo dnf install ofono