After the iOS 16.1 beta release, users of the first-generation AirPods Pro can access the “Adaptive Transparency” option.
One of the new features announced with the second generation AirPods Pro is “Adaptive Transparency,” which takes Transparency Mode to the next level by minimizing specific sounds while still letting users hear what’s important around them. But now that iOS 16.1 beta 3 has been out, users with the original AirPods Pro can also access this feature in the iOS Settings app.
First-generation AirPods Pro have adaptive transparency.
For those who are not familiar, the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max have a feature called Transparency Mode that allows users to hear their surroundings without taking off their headphones.
The new H2 chip, which is not present in any other AirPods, is used by Adaptive Transparency in the AirPods Pro 2 to “minimise the intensity of strong noises like sirens or power tools,” according to Apple. However, for whatever reason, customers can now enable Adaptive Transparency for the old AirPods Pro if they have updated their smartphones to iOS 16.1 beta 3 (which was made available to developers this week).
The most recent iOS beta also includes a new AirPods beta firmware (version 5A304a), which, as some users on Reddit pointed out, enables Adaptive Transparency for the original AirPods Pro. At this time, it’s not obvious whether the functionality genuinely functions or if it’s a mistake.
Adaptive Transparency may be accessible to owners of the original AirPods Pro since Apple has accidentally allowed settings in iOS that shouldn’t be available to everyone in the past. To determine whether the new option is truly effective, we’ll likely have to wait till more users test and contrast it.
In the United States, the second-generation AirPods Pro costs $249, but you can purchase it (or the first-generation AirPods Pro) on Amazon for less money.
Details about iOS 16.1
For more iPhone models, including the iPhone 11 and iPhone 13 mini, iOS 16.1 adds support for battery %. The battery indicator has been modified by Apple so that when the percentage is activated, a dynamic icon will appear.
A Clean Energy Charging option, a Live Activities API, early support for the Matter protocol, and a deletion option for the Wallet app are all included in the update. Stage Manager for earlier iPad Pro devices with the A12X and A12Z CPUs is available for iPad users in the iPadOS 16.1 beta released today.