How to change Bluetooth audio codec on android 8.0 Oreo

You can change Bluetooth audio codec on android 8.0 Oreo under developer options. Android Oreo has seven different Bluetooth audio codec options for choose. This Android O Bluetooth audio codec feature is useful to improve sound quality and provide better audio experience in your device. Android Oreo introduced new Bluetooth features called Bluetooth audio codec.

In android Oreo devices, you can see several Bluetooth audio codec options including Bluetooth audio simple rate, Bits per sample, channel mode and LDAC codec playback quality. You’ll change Bluetooth music output quality by changing Bluetooth audio codec in android 8.0 Oreo devices. Follow below given step by step guide to change Bluetooth audio codec on android 8.0 Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Nexus 6P/5X etc.

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How to change Bluetooth audio codec on android 8.0 Oreo

Android Oreo includes SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC Bluetooth audio codec options. To change Bluetooth codec on android Oreo, make sure enable developer options in your device. You can enable developer mode in your Oreo device using below settings.

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap on system

Step 3: Tap on about phone

Step 4: Scroll down at the end of page and tap on Build number 7 times

You can see this message on your device screen: You are now a developer!

To see developer mode go to Settings > system > Developer options

Change Bluetooth audio codec on android Oreo 8.0/8.1

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap on system

Android O developer options

Step 3: Tap on Developer options

Step 4: Scroll down up to Networking section, here you’ll see Bluetooth Audio codec option

Android O Bluetooth Audio code

Step 5:  Tap on Bluetooth Audio codec

By default set audio codes as system selection.

Change Bluetooth audio codec on android 8.0 Oreo

Step 6: Choose from SBC/AAC/aptX audio/aptX HD audio/LDAC/enable optional codec/disable optional codec

Are you using the Bluetooth Audio codec feature on your android Oreo device? Have any questions related change Bluetooth audio codec on android 8.0 Oreo? Feel free to leave them in the comment section. Check out our other android Oreo tips and tricks.

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  1. I’m lost on step 2. I don’t see any sub-menu called system and I can’t find anything that says developer options anywhere. I’m using note 9. ty

    • Different android devices has slightly different settings to enable developer mode. In your Samsung galaxy Note 9, Go to settings > About phone > Software information > Tap Build number 7 times

      Now activate developer mode in your galaxy Note 9. Go to settings > Developer options at end of the page

  2. I do see “about phone”, but I don’t see anything called “build number”. I tried clicking on everything 7 times and nothing happened.

  3. I have a Moto E5 Play and when I select the aptX codec it does not register. It will show changed but when I exit out of the selection and go back in it shows the default option is selected again.

  4. I think the whole purpose of this post was lost when you don’t compare codecs and advise on the best one

  5. So I reached to the settings but when I change the codec from aac to any other, it change back to the aac. It seems to be temporary. Any suggestions.

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