AirPods Pro Conversation Boost mode helps you hear better in noisy surroundings

January 2, 2022

Apple has always made sincere efforts in making its devices and software more accessible. This becomes apparent with its products use. Certain Accessibility features like AirPods Pro Conversation Boost help you better hear conversations in crowded or noisy environments. So, if you have recently updated your AirPods Pro to the latest firmware, try turning it into a makeshift hearing aid for conversations by using this trick.

Conversation Boost Apple

How to switch to AirPods Pro Conversation Boost mode?

By switching to the AirPods Pro Conversation Boost mode, you force the earphones to focus on the voice of the person directly in front of you. This makes it easier to distinguish speech and follow along in face‑to‑face conversations.

  1. Go to your iPhone Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the Accessibility Settings.
  3. Under the Hearing section, tap Audio / Visual.
  4. Toggle Headphone Accommodations to on.
  5. Enable the Transparency Mode.
  6. In the next screen, scroll down to Conversation Boost and turn it on.
  7. Adjust the sliders to amplify the tone of the conversation.

Following this, you don’t need to request the other person you are having a conversation with to speak louder or adjust the pitch of his/her voice. Instead, the earphones will automatically do the job for you.

How do I turn on chat boost in AirPods Pro?

The Conversation Boost mode uses computational audio and beamforming microphones to amplify the conversations from folks surrounding you or nearby with whom you are interacting in real-time. To enable this feature, head to iPhone Settings.

Scroll down to the Accessibility Settings and tap to open it.

Accessibility Audio Visual
Accessibility Audio Visual

When directed to a new screen, go to the Hearing section. Under it, tap the Audio/Visual heading.

Headphone Accommodations
Headphone Accommodations

Then, turn on the Headphone Accommodations option to make more options visible.

Transparency Mode
Transparency Mode

Scroll down to Apply With section. If the Transparency Mode option under it is set to Off, slide the toggle to the On position.

AirPods Pro Conversation Boost
AirPods Pro Conversation Boost

Instantly, the Conversation Boost option should become visible to you at the bottom of the screen. Enable it to make it easier for hearing any face-to-face conversations. You can also adjust the sliders to modify the amplification, transparency, and tone of the conversation.

Conversation boost not showing up?

AirPods Pro Firmware
AirPods Pro Firmware

It’s important to note that Conversation Boost, requires AirPods Pro to run the latest version of the firmware. Earlier, it was 4A400 but recently, Apple released a new 4C165 firmware update for the

  • AirPods 2.
  • AirPods Pro.
  • AirPods 3, alongside AirPods Max.

That's all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!

Source - Apple.


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