Some folks have been asking where the Phone Noise Cancellation feature vanished when the iPhone 13 was released.
What looked to be a problem has now been shown to be Apple’s decision to remove it.
The feature is normally switched on by default and can be found in the Audio/Video Accessibility options.
Its goal is to “decrease ambient background noise on phone calls when you’re holding the receiver to your ear,”
You probably didn’t even notice it was there unless you were one of the individuals who wanted to turn it off.
However, depending on what’s going on around you, calls without it may sound muddy and muted. We figured it was a bug when we noticed it was missing, but 9to5Mac says that it’s gone for good.
A reader contacted the publication after sharing a message he had with Apple Support on Twitter.
“Phone Noise Cancellation is not available on iPhone 13 devices, which is why you do not see this option in Settings,” Apple told him after a query.
“The iPhone 13 series of phones just do not offer noise cancelling for phone calls,” he said, and the representative confirmed.
Something about the iPhone 13 appears to be preventing Apple from including the capability on its newest phones. Voice Isolation is a similar function offered by Apple, although it’s only for FaceTime calls.
If you want noise cancellation on regular calls, you’ll need AirPods Pro.
The iPhone 13 series includes the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max,
For example. Previously, the capability could be found in the Audio/Visual section of the Accessibility menu under Settings.
The setting, according to Apple, minimised ambient noise during phone calls, but only when your iPhone was held to your ear.
Despite being buried within Accessibility, Apple activated the capability by default. The function,
In theory, made it easier for users to be heard when making calls in noisy areas, such as near heavy traffic.
The lack of noise cancelling in the iPhone 13 series is not an iOS 15 problem, according to Apple. Apple,
On the other hand, has deprecated the feature without explaining why. In iOS 15, older iPhone devices can still use ‘Phone Active Noise cancelling.’
Currently, the only option is to use the Control Center’s Voice Isolation feature, albeit this does not work with many programmes.