The third beta of iOS 16.1, released earlier this week, expands the Adaptive Transparency feature introduced with the second generation AirPods Pro to the original ‌AirPods Pro‌.


As noted on Reddit, first generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners who also have AirPods beta software will now see an “Adaptive Transparency” option in the AirPods section of the Settings app. 5A304A beta firmware is required to view the setting.

Apple debuted Adaptive Transparency with ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2. It is designed to allow AirPods to block out loud sounds, such as sirens, construction work, or speakers during a concert without blocking all noise.

The ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 have an updated H2 chip that allows adaptive transparency to work, so it’s still unclear how adaptive transparency works with the H1 chip in the original ‌AirPods Pro‌ in comparison.

(Thank you, Aaron!)

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