Sharing an AirPod with a friend for those times when you'd like to watch or listen to something together, but doing so risks missing dialogue or sound effects that could play in the other AirPod due to stereo separation. To ensure both you and your friend hear the same thing, you need to put your AirPods into mono mode and iDownloadBlog shows you how.
Stereo recordings have distinct left and right channel audio tracks. separation but there are times when you might prefer to switch to mono audio mode for your earbud. Thankfully, your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV or Apple Watch can help with possibly playing both audio channels in one ear.
This tip has been around for some time now — it was published on Reddit about a year ago.
Many thanks to Dave Mark of The Loop who resurfaced it on Twitter.
Mono audio mode: use cases
Even though you probably won't notice any significant differences in the stereo channels that would require you to always use stereo audio mode with your AirPods when watching movies or music (certain is always in both left and right channels, after all), certain
TUTORIAL: Everything you need to know to use your AirPods like a pro
This is true for songs with lots of hi-hats and, especially for action movies where sound effects often move between the left and right channel.
Many albums — from rock bands like Queen to instrumentalists such as as Michael Oldfield or Jean-Michell Jarre to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" —an immersive stereo soundscape.
TUTORIAL: Tips for making the most out of your EarPod headphones
You too might miss some audio if you're deaf or hard of hearing and are using your AirPods, or other Bluetooth headphones, in one ear. In order to fully enjoy your listening session with someone, or if you'd just like to share your earbuds with a person next to you on a flight, use the little-known mono mode in iOS.
How to enable mono audio for AirPods
Any Bluetooth headphones paired with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV or Apple Watch can be put into mono audio mode, not just AirPods. To learn how to make mono audio for your AirPods or other headphones, including Apple's wired EarPods that came in the box with your iPhone, please go to the steps for your platform of choice further below.
iPhone and iPad  1) open the [iOS device]
2) Tap the General section. Hit Accessibility
4) Scroll down to the section headlined Hearing and enable Mono Audio . How to enable AirPods mono audio on iPhone ” class=”wp-image-698762″ srcset=”https://media.idownloadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/iOS-12-Settings-Accessibility-Mono-Audio.png 1443w, https://media.idownloadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/iOS-12-Settings-Accessibility-Mono-Audio-255×151.png 255w, https://media.idownloadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/iOS-12-Settings-Accessibility-Mono-Audio-768×455.png 768w, https://media.idownloadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/iOS-12-Settings-Accessibility-Mono-Audio-745×441.png 745w” sizes=”(max-width: 1443px) 100vw, 1443px”/>
Now the stereo sound from your iOS device is being pushed together to each individual AirPod. Simply give one your earbuds to a friend and you both hear the same thing without missing anything. Don't forget to turn off mono mode when done sharing your AirPods.
This is how you output stereo audio in mono on macOS:
1) Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu
2) Click the icon labeled Accessibility
3) In the sidebar, choose Audio underneath the Hearing heading.
4) Select the checkbox labeled "Play stereo audio as mono"
To set your Apple TV to output only mono audio, do the following:
1) Open on your Apple TV
2) 8] Click on the section labeled General in the list.
3) Choose Accessibility
4) Turn on Mono Mode underneath the Hearing heading
To switch between mono and stereo sound when using wireless headphones with Apple Watch, use the companion Watch app on your iPhone:
1) Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone
2) Tap the My Watch tab