Apple Headset (Earpod/other Headset) microphone doesn't work on PC
My Apple headset and earpods microphone does not work on my windows PC. The audio is fine whether I plug the 3.5mm TRRS plug directly in or use a splitter to split it to Mic and Headphones however the microphone doesn’t work either way. FYI the splitter should be in the CTIA format.
I have tried increasing the volume and boost for the microphone with zero effect. (FYI the computer does detect the microphone but no sound is inputted). When I do press a button on the earpods or headset it does appear to send a signal to the microphone and if you set the headphones or speakers to play out the input from the mic you year a pop then nothing.
Alternatively using an android headset into the splitter works for both audio and microphone.
What is wrong and how can I fix this/can I fix this?
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