Apple’s AirPods Pro earpieces have the Noise Cancellation feature which allows users to block out any outside sound when the device is worn. Additionally, Apple has some unique features for the Noise Cancellation feature too. Apple’s implementation of the feature extends beyond simply turning it on and off for the AirPods Pro.

Turning Noise Cancellation On

The AirPods Pro’s Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature allows the user to switch the Noise Cancellation feature on and off at will. Most earpieces often commit and will either have Noise Cancellation or none at all. The feature also the technology which allows it to adapt to any user’s ear to make sure the Noise Cancellation is as crisp and clear as it can be.

This feature can be changed through pressing down the stem of any of AirPods Pro earpiece paired to your device to cycle it. The feature can be cycled to two options namely: Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. A tone will be sounded upon switching to either of the modes.

Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode

Aside from the Noise Cancellation mode, the AirPods Pro has its other mode for hearing sounds coming from the earpiece: the Transparency Mode. This mode allows the AirPods Pro to function like a regular earpiece and allow outside noise to get in. This feature is great for walking in traffic, waiting in airports, or generally in situations where environmental awareness is needed. The AirPods Pro can be used for both blocking out noise and listening for noise while using it.

One AirPod Noise Cancellation

Users also have a choice to activate the Noise Cancellation feature to only one AirPods earpiece. To do this, proceed to the Settings app and go to the Accessibility menus. Under these menus, the AirPods options can be found here and will have a slider that allows users to toggle one of the earpieces to the Noise Cancellation feature.

This feature will help users that still want to enjoy the Noise Cancellation feature even while using the Transparency Mode.

For now, Apple’s AirPods Pro offers more utility with its Noise Cancellation features for its owners.

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