How to Enable Noise Cancellation on Single AirPod


Here's how you can enable noise cancellation on a single AirPod (AirPods Pro). This is an accessibility feature.

You Can Enable Noise Cancelling on a Single AirPod While Using Your AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro really dials the AirPods experience to eleven with a handful of features, especially noise cancelling. With a flick of a switch, or the press of the stem, you can block out the outside world and focus on the task at hand or just indulge in your favorite music or podcast.

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There's even a built-in transparency mode for times when you want to soak in the outside world to the fullest, allowing you to keep your ears on the music and everything else. But things start to get complicated when you pull one AirPod out of your ear. By default, the AirPods Pro switch over to transparency mode when you pull out one earbud. If you want to enable noise cancelling on just one earbud, you can't do it. At least you can't do it directly. We will show you how you can get back in business.

Enable Noise Cancelling on One AirPod [Tutorial]

Step 1. With your AirPods Pro connected to your iPhone or iPad, take one earbud out of your ear.

Step 2. Launch the Settings app, navigate to Accessibility > AirPods.

Step 3. Over here just enable the "Noise Cancellation With One AirPod" option. That's it.

Enable noise cancelling on single AirPod

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Simply turn on noise cancelling and you'll be golden.

I don't find myself using a single AirPod that much, it's usually both or none at all. But if you do have the habit of going solo, then this feature might actually prove useful to you as you can focus more on the phone call and the outside world at the same time.

If you didn't know about this feature before, now you do. Be sure to let us know in the comments section below what you think about it.

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