The latest update brings a number of performance improvements and bug fixes, but it’s also a feature people have been waiting for since Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June: a boost to conversation.
Conversation Boost is a new feature for AirPods Pro that increases the volume of conversations that take place in front of the user in Transparency mode. Although anyone can benefit from it, it allows hearing-impaired people in particular to more easily understand what people are saying in conversation.
This new feature is free, but you need to make sure your headphones are updated to firmware version 3E751, something you can check in your mobile settings – check Bluetooth and tap on your connected AirPods Pro to check which version of the software you have upgraded headphones to me. If you are only connected to your iPhone, the latest version should be downloaded automatically.
To enable conversation boost
After installing the latest firmware version on your AirPods Pro, go back to Settings and scroll down to “Accessibility” from there, tap on “Audio/Visual” > “Headphone Fittings” > “Transparency Mode” > “Custom Transparency Mode”.
From here, you will then be able to customize the volume you want with the Slight, Slight, or Strong options. Strong will really increase the volume of conversations and voices from the people around you, while Slight amplifies them only slightly.
To turn the feature off, you can go back to Settings or simply turn it off via Control Center – both options should work just fine.
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