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Adaptive Audio on AirPods, so you can activate it

If you want to try the new function of Adaptive Audio for AirPods before anyone else, you are in the right place. For this we are going to need to install the beta of the AirPods. Do not worry, with this guide you will see that it is much easier than it seems.

What is Adaptive Audio?

This new function recently incorporated by Apple to AirPods, adjusts dynamically by mixing the modes Transparency and the Active Noise Cancellation to personalize the noise control experience as you move in noisy, changing environments throughout your day.

In addition to this, the transition between the active noise cancellation mode, transparency and the action of lowering and raising the volume are much more fluid. The difference exists and it really shows.

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How to install the AirPods Pro 2 beta?

This new function does not appear when updating our iPhone to iOS 17. So we have to perform some additional steps to test it. For this we have to download the AirPods beta. Yes, a specific beta only for AirPods, which is also only available for the moment for AirPods Pro 2. Although the process is a little longer than usual when we have to install a beta on the iPhone or iPad, we assure you that if you follow the following steps you will be able to achieve it without problem.

These are the steps if you want to install it:

  • Connect your iPhone to your Mac.
  • On iPhone, open the app Settings – Privacy and Security. Scroll to the bottom and select the option Developer mode.
  • Now your iPhone will reboot.
  • After the reboot make sure the option is enabled.
  • go back to Settings – Choose Developer.
  • Swipe down and you will see the AirPods option, select the option from the beta.
  • Now activate the button that appears next to the AirPods Pro 2.

Ready. When you put your AirPods to charge, the download will begin, make sure to keep your iPhone nearby.

How to activate the Adaptive Audio function?

Now that you have the AirPods Pro 2 beta installed and all set. Let’s see how to activate this function. Remember that as we have been indicating throughout this article, this function is only available for AirPods Pro 2 for now.

After you have installed the beta. A screen will appear asking if you want to activate the use of Adaptive Audio when you are using your AirPods Pro 2. In case this screen does not appear, you can also activate it manually by following these steps:

  • Open the Control center on the iPhone.
  • Hold down the volume rocker.
  • Select the option of Noise Cancellation.
  • Select the option of adaptive.

Now your AirPods Pro 2 will have Adaptive Audio activated and can automatically switch from active noise cancellation mode to transparency mode when they see fit.

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