How to Resolve Bluetooth Headphones Delay Issue on Windows 11

A decade ago, wired headphones were fashionable and comfortable, but over time there has been a boom in wireless technology and we have been introduced to Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology is very convenient for connecting other devices, such as cell phones or tablets, to a computer/laptop, allowing us to transfer any files from the phone/tablet to the system or vice versa. But then Bluetooth headphones were released, allowing users to listen to music wirelessly from a laptop, cell phone, or any music system.

Recently, many Windows 11 users reported that the sound quality gets worse and worse when they try to listen to music through a Bluetooth headset/speaker. Therefore, we have analyzed this problem and presented several solutions in this article to help users listen to their favorite music without any difficulty.

What causes the Bluetooth headset lag problem in Windows 11?

  • Connecting to multiple Bluetooth devices at the same time can cause audio lag or connectivity issues on a Windows 11 device.
  • Bluetooth devices usually have a range of about 10 meters. So make sure your device is within this range. If you use Bluetooth headphones or headsets and move too far away from your computer, you may experience audio delays and other connectivity issues.

How do I fix the Bluetooth headset latency error in Windows 11?

Re-pairing the Bluetooth headphones

  1. Click Start, then Settings.
  2. In the left pane, click Bluetooth and devices.
  3. Find the headset with which you’re having the problem, and click the device menu with the three dots.
  4. In the pop-up window, tap Uninstall Device.
  5. Follow the instructions included with the headset to put it in pairing mode and reconnect it to your PC.
  6. Then click Add device on the Bluetooth and device settings page to begin the process.

Update the Bluetooth driver

  1. Type Device Manager in the Start search box and click Device Manager when it appears in the results.
  2. Click the arrow next to Bluetooth to expand the list.
  3. Right-click on the Bluetooth adapter and choose Update Drivers from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Automatically check for drivers, then follow the instructions to install the update.

Explore Bluetooth Troubleshooting

  1. Click Start, and then click Settings.
  2. Enter “troubleshooting” in the search box of the settings window and click Troubleshoot other issues when you see it in the search results.
  3. Under Other, search for Bluetooth, then click Run.
  4. Follow the instructions to perform troubleshooting.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Make sure that the Bluetooth driver is updated.
  • Remove Bluetooth devices and add them again.
  • There is a problem with the range of devices.
  • Perform Bluetooth troubleshooting.
  • Turn off sound enhancement.
  • Use a different application/software.

Bluetooth headsets and earbuds work best when you are close to a signal source, such as a Windows computer. Most Bluetooth headsets have a maximum range of 30 feet, but interference, delays, and other audio problems can occur at less than half that distance. Also be mindful of obstructions such as walls and other people.

  1. Click Start, then Settings.
  2. Type "troubleshooting" in the search box of the settings window and click Troubleshoot other problems when you see it appear in the search results.
  3. Under Other, search for Bluetooth and click Run.
  4. Follow the instructions to perform troubleshooting.