How to Control Noise Cancellation on AirPods Pro

Got the brand-new Apple AirPods Pro? Here is how you can control Noise Cancellation on AirPods Pro connected with your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

So many users have bought all the new Apple AirPods Pro and now this tutorial for those who want to know about the active noise cancellation feature. This article has covered three different methods to control noise cancellation on AirPods Pro. Before proceeding next, keep in mind the only way to pair your AirPods Pro with your iPhone & iPad is to make sure they are running on iOS 13.2 or later. You can check for iOS update in Settings > General > Software Update.

Like all the other headphones and earbuds which have noise cancellation feature, Apple have also designed the AirPods Pro in such a way, they adapt the shape of your ear. On both, microphone is improved then previous AirPods. This microphone plays the vital role for noise cancellation feature.

See also: Pair AirPods with Windows


When the noise from outside enters the AirPods they accordingly reject it before they reach your ears. This method is so simple and already adapted by other big companies like Sony, Bose and many others.

However, all the new AirPods Pro 2019, comes with 3 different tip sizes. You can change the tip of the AirPods according to the size of your ear. It also makes easy to clean your AirPods Pro on regular basis. But, no one cleans actually, just a point of matter.

How to Control Noise Cancellation on AirPods Pro

Now let’s come to the point and discuss different methods to control noise cancellation on AirPods Pro. In short, 1st method is based on default gestures and 2nd or 3rd requires on-screen menu on your iPhone or iPad.

Using Default Gestures on AirPods Pro

The very first method can be used for activating or inactivating noise cancellation on AirPods Pro. Also, this method allow the user to switch between Transparency Mode and Noise Cancellation Mode just by doing simple steps.

  1. At the first, connect your AirPods Pro with your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Press and Hold at the bottom of your AirPods Pro to switch between noise cancellation and transparency feature.
  3. Make sure you hear a tone while switching between different modes.

This is a default gesture-based method which allow user to switch different modes. However, you can change the gestures for other purposes. Moreover, you can remove the mode by stepping into Settings > Bluetooth > Your AirPods Pro information > Change gestures.

Use Settings on iPhone & iPad

You can use device information under Settings on your iPhone & iPad to change the mode you like at the moment. Follow the given steps and do this by yourself anytime.

  1. Open the lid of your AirPods Pro case & connect them with your iOS or iPadOS device.
  2. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  3. Tap on the information available next to your Device name.
  4. Now select Transparency Mode, OFF or Noise Cancellation Mode.
  5. Done.

Do not forget to check the sounds when you select any of the mode. It really helpful for checking if the mode is applied or not.

Learn more: How to update AirPods Firmware

Use Control Center as a Quick Shortcut

You can actually use the Control Center on your iPhone & iPad to switch between different modes of AirPods Pro. Turn ON or Turn Off the switching between modes within 2 taps on the screen.

  1. Make sure you have connected AirPods Pro with iPhone or iPad.
  2. Swipe down the Control Center on your device.
  3. Tap and Hold the Volume bar.
  4. Active Noise Cancellation or Choose other mode.
  5. Done.

That’s how you can do it quickly on your iPhone and iPad. I hope you have learned the different methods to active noise cancellation on your AirPods Pro.

How to Control AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation using macOS

Before ending this article, I want to share how you can do this if you are using a MacBook. This is very simple. Just go to the top bar, hit the Volume indicator and hover over AirPods and you will see the options to control noise cancellation on AirPods Pro.

That’s all for today. I hope you have found this article useful. If so, share it with those who needs to know about AirPods Pro noise cancellation gestures and the feature.

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