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How to set up Conversation Boost on AirPods Pro

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Conversation Boost offers AirPods Pro owners a new way to increase the volume of people speaking close by. The feature was mentioned at WWDC this summer, and is now available with the latest AirPods Pro firmware. Conversation Boost operates as a custom transparency mode, focusing on sound from a person talking in front of you. This can help boost the conversation in a noisy room, or for those who have trouble hearing.

Apple reveals AirPods 3 with spatial audio

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Third generation AirPods have arrived. Apple showed off the latest installment in its wireless headphone lineup at the fall "Unleashed" event. Completely redesigned, the AirPods 3 offer several features previously offered on the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max models. Much like their predecessor, the latest AirPods are wireless earbuds with a universal fit and no ear tips.

How to customize headphone audio on iPhone

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Some of the latest features on iOS make it possible to directly monitor headphone sound levels and even categorize different Bluetooth devices paired with your iPhone or iPad. Yet another feature provides customized headphone audio for listeners, optimizing specific frequencies or boosting soft sounds to enhance hearing.

How to monitor headphone sound levels on iPhone

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Apple device owners can monitor and track headphone sound levels with iOS 14 and later. These features work best with AirPods, since they have built-in microphones. Still, the iPhone does its best to estimate sound levels in decibels with other headphones in use. Quick real-time analysis of audio level can help prevent hearing damage from excessive volume.

How to use folders with Voice Memos on iPhone

Voice Memos iOS

Apple continues to add new features to its stock audio recorder Voice Memos. Recordings can be organized into folders thanks to the iOS 14 update. The latest release also includes an Enhance Recording button that automatically improves sound quality. Creating folders to help organize your voice memos only takes a few steps.

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