It is often troublesome to determine what sorts of audio codecs your favourite Bluetooth headphones/audio system assist, not less than on Android. The principle methodology includes copying logs out of your cellphone to a PC, then running them through an application like Wireshark. Fortunately, Google has made the method considerably simpler on Android 11.

Android already had a Bluetooth audio codec choice display screen within the Developer settings, however all of the choices are at all times accessible, so it did not provide you with any details about which codecs would truly work. Whenever you join a Bluetooth audio machine in Android 11, the menu now disables all of the choices that are not supported, supplying you with a transparent concept of which codecs work.

Left: Android 10; Proper: Android 11

Within the above screenshot, you may see my AirPods solely assist SBC and AAC. Whereas there’s often not a necessity for most individuals to test audio codec assist on Bluetooth audio merchandise, it does make debugging potential points simpler — headphones do not at all times robotically use the very best codec.