The third beta of iOS 16.1, which was released earlier this week, extends the Adaptive Transparency feature introduced in the second generation AirPods Pro to the original “AirPods Pro”.


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

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

The “AirPods Pro” 2 have an improved H2 chip that allows adaptive transparency to work, so it’s not yet clear how adaptive transparency works with the H1 chip in the original “AirPods Pro” compared.

(Thank you, Aaron!)

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