How to Enable Adaptive Transparency on AirPods Pro 1 & 2

Powered by the H2 chip, AirPods Pro 2 comes with “Adaptive Transparency” to let you hear the world around you without having to take off the earphones. Touted to be the next generation of Transparency Mode, it is designed to minimize specific sounds while ensuring clarity of what’s important around you. Though Apple showcased Adaptive Transparency as the most talked about feature of the second generation of AirPods Pro, it is available to use even on the 1st-gen AirPods Pro. Sounds exciting, isn’t it? Here’s how you can enable Adaptive Transparency on AirPods Pro 1 & 2. 

Enable and Use Adaptive Transparency on AirPods Pro 1 & 2

To get started, be sure your iPhone is updated.

Ensure That Your iPhone is Updated to iOS 16.1

First and foremost, make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 16.1. According to reports, the adaptive transparency on AirPods Pro 1 has become available with the release of iOS 16.1. Hence, update the software to get it. 

  • Go to the Settings app -> General -> Software Update. After that, download and install the latest version of iOS as usual. 
Update software

Turn On Adaptive Transparency on AirPods Pro 1 and 2

Activating Adaptive Transparency on AirPods Pro 1 and 2 is as simple as it can ever get. 

Step 1. To get going, ensure that your iPhone is connected to AirPods Pro.

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Step 2. Now, open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 3. Tap on the AirPods tab that appears right under the Apple ID banner. 

Step 4. Head over to the Noise Control section and tap on Transparency to turn it on.

Step 5. Finally, scroll down and then turn on the toggle next to Adaptive Transparency and you are all set!

From now onwards, you can remain aware of every important sound while keeping unwanted noise at bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which are the best alternatives to AirPods?

Bose Sport, Sony WF, Apple Beats Powerbeats, Galaxy Buds, and Sony LinkBuds are the best alternatives to AirPods.

2. Do AirPods work with Windows?

Since AirPods are Bluetooth earbuds, you can use them with your Windows device. However, you should not expect Apple’s true wireless earbuds to work with the same flair on Windows.

Wrapping up…

There you have it! So, that’s how you can enable and use the Adaptive Transparency on AirPods Pro 1st-gen and 2nd-gen. Do you have any questions related to this topic? If yes, make sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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