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AirPods Update: No New Hardware, But you can now find them

By Samuel Martinez June 7, 2021, 1:59 pm

The latest iOS 15 update is also making your AirPods better. One of Apple’s most popular accessories has helped its users enjoy their favorite tunes, but they’ve also helped us stay connected as we take calls while wearing them or attending an important meeting. However, all of that will be even more convenient with the arrival of Conversation Boost.

Conversation Boost is Apple’s new feature for AirPods that’s coming with iOS 15. It is designed to help people with mild hearing challenges to stay more connected through conversations. This will be achieved through computational audio and beamforming microphones, making the AirPods focus on the person who’s talking to you. In addition, this new feature will make it easier for users to hear and follow along in face-to-face conversations.

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Further, this new feature will also allow you to reduce the ambient noise that the AirPods pick up. Which will let you cancel out most of the noise for a crystal-clear conversation, or you can choose to have some of the background noise filters through to let your contacts hear what goes on around you.

Announce Notifications with Siri is another great feature that will read your important, time-sensitive notifications to you in case you have your hands full. You will also receive notifications from Siri when you’re in a specific place, like the grocery store, where Siri will automatically read your shopping list. You will also be able to select which apps have access to this feature and select a Do Not Disturb mode when you don’t want to be interrupted on whatever you’re doing. Plus, it will also work seamlessly with the Focus feature, as your notification preferences are already taken into account.

But maybe one of the best new features will only be limited to the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max, as you will now be able to find them faster by using the Find My network. This will be thanks to the Bluetooth signals emitted by your earphones that other Apple devices can detect. You can make them sound whenever they are close. It doesn’t matter if they’re in their case or not. Plus, you will get a separation alert whenever you leave your AirPods behind. Finally, Spatial Audio is now supported by tvOS and macOS so that you can enjoy Spatial on all of your devices.

 

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