Unveiled with the debut of AirPods Pro 2, Adaptive Transparency is designed to allow the AirPods to block out loud sounds without blocking out all noise. This article explains how to use it.
Alongside Active Noise Cancellation, first- and second-generation AirPods Pro feature Transparency Mode, which uses outward-facing microphones to let you hear the world around you.
Apple took this further on second-generation AirPods Pro with Adaptive Transparency, which lets you hear the outside world while minimizing everyday loud noises that you may encounter while wearing them, such as sirens, power tools, construction work, and loud speakers at a concert.
The following steps show you how to enable the feature on AirPods Pro 2.
- With your AirPods Pro 2 connected, launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap the AirPods tab just under your Apple ID banner.
- Under "Noise Control," tap Transparency to enable it.
- Scroll down and toggle on the switch next to Adaptive Transparency.
You'll now be able to enjoy the benefits of this new AirPods Pro 2 feature.