AirPods Pro Spatial audio mode can emit sound from positions in 3D space. This creates a theater-like surround-sound experience. You feel as if the sound is coming from all around you. It’s a top-notch technology that works in the background while the earphones are in use. Let’s find out how to enable it.
How to enable the AirPods Pro Spatial Audio on your iPhone?
AirPods Pro Spatial audio voices vary based on the format in use. To turn on this feature,
- Unlock your iPhone or iPad.
- Go to Settings.
- Choose Bluetooth.
- Find your AirPods Pro in the list.
- Connect it to your phone.
- Go to the Control Centre.
- Long-press the volume slider.
- Tap the Spatial Audio icon to turn on Spatial Audio.
Through Spatial Audio for AirPods Pro, Apple has accommodated an immersive surround sound experience into its dynamic audio object, unlike hearing everything in stereo mode.
What is spatialized audio AirPods Pro?
It’s a 3D audio technology designed to create a more immersive soundscape with compatible Apple products, using dynamic head-tracking.
How do I get spatial sound on AirPods Pro?
If you have your AirPods Pro paired to your iPhone or iPad, unlock it and go to the Settings section.
Scroll down to the Bluetooth option and look for the earphones in the list.
When seen, tap the name to connect it.
Now, to enable the Spatial Audio mode, go to the Home Screen and swipe down from the top-right corner to open the Control Centre.
Long-press the volume slider to display sound options.
If the Spatial audio is off, tap the icon to activate Spatialise Stereo.
AirPods Spatial Audio demo
To conduct an AirPods Pro Spatial Audio test or listen to a demonstration, simply open your AirPods pro settings by tapping the Info icon next to your AirPods name under Bluetooth-connected devices.
Scroll down to the Spatial Audio link. When found, tap it to go to a new screen.
Then, to do the audio test, switch from the Stereo mode to Spatial mode and experience the difference.
Spatial Audio music or sound capability
If you are using an iPhone or iPad, this newly added capability will automatically track the movement of your head and device to deliver more immersive sound.
What apps use AirPods pro Spatial?
The feature works with any audiovisual content providing services like,
- Amazon Prime
- Disney Plus
- HBO Go and Apple’s very own Apple TV Plus app.
What supports AirPods spatial audio?
iPhone and iPad running iOS 14.0 or iPadOS 14.0 software or later. Similarly, iPad mini (5th generation) running iOS or iPadOS 14 or later. Also, note that the feature works exclusively with AirPods Pro and not standard AirPods or any compatible Beats headphones.
Does spatial audio use more battery?
Yes! While the sound quality you experience is unique and immersive, it does drain the battery power of your earphones as it has to convert 5.1-channel, 7.1-channel or Dolby Atmos digital audio signals into virtual surround.
Hope it helps!