audio input to Lenovo T410

I have installed audacity 2.1.0 in my lenovo T410.
I am trying to capture audio from my ipad to to my laptop using audacity but can’t figure out how to work this out.
T410 has a combo audio input. I have bought a headset splitter. That didn’t work either. Audacity simply doesn’t recognize the sound input.

I have updated the sound card driver as well.

Another option would be to capture sound while playing back in the computer. That doesn’t work either.

Can anyone tell me a solution?


The headset splitter won’t work unless it has a TRRS connector going into the combo input. You may then need to look at the computer instructions to see if the combo detects a connected input cable and switches it to an input, or if you have to go into Windows Sound and enable the input ( ).

Even if Audacity sees the input it will be mono and may distort if you are connecting from headphones out of iPad.

See this page for recording computer playback: Tutorial - Recording Computer Playback on Windows - Audacity Manual.