Apple’s new wireless headphones have been on sale for a long time, so today we’ll look at how to activate the noise canceling function in Apple AirPods Pro with iOS 13.2 update and how to change device modes.

How does Active Noise Cancellation Works in AirPods Pro?

AirPods Pro is Apple’s first active noise canceling in-ear headphones that adapt to your ear shape and block out sounds from the outside world. This allows you to focus on what you are listening to.

When noise canceling is active, an external microphone on each earphone detects sound from the outside, which is then compensated by corresponding inverted sound waves. This allows you to remove external noise even before it reaches your ears.

Unlike previous generations of AirPods, the AirPods Pro comes with three sizes of silicone earbuds to customize your ear shape.

Read more: How to Test AirPods Pro Before Buying?

What will be Required to Enable Noise Cancellation in Apple AirPods Pro?

To begin with – you need to update iOS to version 13.2 with support for AirPods Pro, otherwise you just can not use your device, because previous versions do not have a special function for them. To upgrade, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

How to Switch from Noise Cancellation mode to Transparency mode on AirPods Pro?

According to the sensations of Audio Transparency mode, AirPods Pro headphones turn into the most common AirPods. This is done for safety if cars are driving around you, etc.

The first simplest way is with a pressure sensor:

Press and hold the touch sensor on any AirPod Pro earbud until a beep sounds.

Note: If you wish, you can adjust the gesture of pressing and holding on the AirPods Pro headphones and even use it to completely disable the noise Cancellation control functions.

How to switch or turn off both modes on AirPods Pro through the iOS Control Center iPadOS:

  • Open Control Center on iPhone or iPad;
  • Press and hold the volume change slider in the Control Center;
  • Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to switch between Noise Cancellation, Off, or Transparency, depending on your preference.


An important difference from conventional AirPods, their Pro version is equipped with innovative force sensors located in the “leg” of each of the headphones. It is thanks to these sensors in the new headphones from Apple that it is possible to switch between Noise Cancellation modes. However, if you wish, you can configure other actions – for example, calling Siri.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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