The iOS 17 update has not only brought significant changes to the iPhone. AirPods also receive very important updates with this version. It is important that you know them to get the most out of them, so let’s see what they consist of.
The audio experience with AirPods improves significantly with iOS 17. This update includes improvements such as adaptive audio, conversation detection or custom volume.
Adaptive Audio: One Step Further in Noise Cancellation
Adaptive Audio is the jewel in the crown in this update, specially designed for 2nd generation AirPods Pro. This listening mode combines the best of Transparency Mode and Active Noise Cancellation mode. Now, you can block annoying noises such as the sound of cars passing by on the street, the noise of the train or subway, among others. What this mode does is filter only external sounds that may be important for the safety of the person wearing the AirPods. It is perfect for situations where you want to enjoy your music without compromising your safety.
Conversation Detection Mode: Keep in touch with your surroundings
For those moments when someone talks to you while you’re still wearing your 2nd generation AirPods Pro, the Conversation Detection Mode is your ally. This feature automatically detects human speech and adjusts the music volume so you can clearly hear what is being said. At the same time, it reduces background noise so you don’t get distracted. When the conversation ends, the headphones return to the volume they were at before the interruption occurred and continue playing the content normally.
Custom volume, Custom volume
Have you ever had to constantly adjust the volume of your AirPods when you’re listening to music or playing audio content? With the function of Custom Volume, The 2nd generation AirPods Pro “learn from you.” Thanks to machine learning, they understand your preferences and the environment you are in, allowing them to automatically adjust the volume to offer the most appropriate volume at all times.
Automatic Shift: Smoother Transitions
Switching between devices becomes faster and more reliable with iOS 17. You’ll no longer have to worry about connection drops when switching from your iPhone to your Mac or other compatible devices. This improvement is, luckily, available for all AirPods models.
Mute and Unmute the microphone with a single touch
A long-awaited feature was the ability to mute and unmute your AirPods’ microphone during a phone call by simply pressing the pin on the AirPod. This feature is available on AirPods 3rd generation, AirPods Pro 1st and 2nd generation, and AirPods Max.