How to Enable Noise Cancellation on Only One AirPod? The AirPods Pro and AirPods Pro 2 include Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which is supposed to adjust to the shape of your ear and filter out external noise so you can concentrate on what you’re listening to. ANC is generally used when both AirPods are inserted, but there is a way to activate it while only one AirPod is inserted.
When both AirPods are in your ears, the function completely realises its design goals, but there may be times when you simply want noise cancellation in one ear and not the other.
Perhaps you sleep on your side and like to use a single AirPod while sleeping, with your other ear pressed against the pillow. With noise cancellation still engaged in one AirPod, you’re less likely to be bothered by outside noise as you sleep.
How to Enable Noise Cancellation on Only One AirPod?
Maybe your hearing isn’t as excellent in one ear, and you want to use ANC on that side of your head to block out ambient noises so you can hear what you’re listening to better. In any case, the steps below will show you how to enable noise cancellation mode with only one AirPod in your ear.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone while your AirPods Pro are connected.
- Just beneath your Apple ID banner, tap the AirPods Pro tab.
- Scroll down and select Accessibility.
- Scroll down once more, and then, under “Noise Control,” turn on the switch next to Noise Cancellation with One AirPod.
That’s the end of it. You can now choose between Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and Off by pressing and holding the force sensor on the AirPod.