Apple has added additional functionality to the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) TWS earphones that don’t need for a hardware upgrade.
Apple introduced the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) wireless earphones last year during its ‘Far Out’ launch event and is now updating this second-generation Pro headset with a few fresh features. The arrival of the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) came three years after the debut of the first model and included an upgraded H2 chip that improved noise cancellation and transparency modes compared to its predecessor. Alongside the release of the iOS 17 update on Monday, Apple is also introducing new functionalities to its wireless earphones.
One of these features, announced at WWDC 2023 in June, is Adaptive Audio, which has now been added to the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) along with the latest iOS 17 update. This mode dynamically combines active noise cancellation (ANC) and transparency modes in real-time, depending on the wearer’s current environment. The feature automatically activates or deactivates based on the wearer’s activity and whether they are indoors or outdoors.
Additionally, a new gesture has been introduced for the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation): users can now pinch the stem of the headset to mute or unmute themselves during phone calls. This feature can be quite convenient when you’re on a call, and your phone is charging and not within easy reach.
Apple also offers a feature referred to as Personalised Volume that adjusts the audio playback volume based on your surroundings using machine learning. As part of the most recent software update, Apple has enhanced the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) headset’s ability to switch between its products.
With a new function dubbed Conversation Awareness, Apple has also made it simpler to converse while wearing the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation). The voices of the individuals chatting with you will sound better thanks to this feature, which will also lessen background noise and ambient disturbances and reduce your own voice. If this performs as promised, switching listening modes manually on the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) should no longer be necessary.