How to enable voice isolation feature to remove background noise during facetime call in iOS 15

We often make face-to-face calls using iPhone devices, whether for personal or business use. However, we also have to deal with various types of background noise during face-to-face calls depending on the environment we find ourselves in.

Interestingly, iOS 15 introduced a voice isolation feature to filter or reduce this ambient noise, allowing users to focus only on the conversation. Whether it’s the sound of a fan, kids, appliances, cars and more, with voice isolation, you can get cleaner sound with unnecessary filtered sounds.

Likewise, another feature known as Broad Spectrum in iOS 15 does the opposite and improves background sounds during facetime calls.

List of iPhones that support voice isolation and broad spectrum function

Interestingly, all iPhones, but only iPhones with an A12 Bionic processor and later, running iOS 15 or later, support voice isolation and broad spectrum modes. Below is a compiled list.

-iPhone XR

– iPhone XS and XS Max

– iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

-iPhone SE (2020)

– iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

– iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max

Here’s how to turn on voice isolation or broad spectrum during facetime

Step 1: Open the “Control Center” on your iPhone during a facetime video call.

2nd step: Press the ‘Mic mode’ button located on the right side of the screen.

Step 3: Now select the “Voice isolation” option (a check mark will appear when selected) in the Facetime section to minimize or block the ambient noise. You can tap anywhere on the screen to return to the Facetime screen.

Step 4: Likewise, you can press and choose the “Wide Spectrum” option to keep or enhance the background noise.

You also access the ‘Standard’ option to have no sound filtration of any kind.

Point to note: To open the “Control Center” on an iPhone with Face ID, you need to swipe your finger from the top right corner of the screen. Likewise, on an iPhone with a home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

READ MORE | How to use FaceTime on Android devices? Check here

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