Many people agree that the sound quality of the iPhone is excellent. You don’t see many people complaining about the sound when listening to music, listening to audiobooks, or just making phone calls.
Your iPhone is perfect for phone calls, even if you’re in noisy environments. However, it is far from perfect.
The good news is that you can change any of the iPhone settings to get better sounds without much effort. This feature is called Voice Isolation, and here’s everything you need to know about it.
What is Voice Isolation on iPhone?
Voice Isolation is a relatively new feature on iPhone. When voice isolation mode is enabled, this feature prioritizes your voice in a video call and blocks out ambient noise around you.
This means you’ll sound better on video calls, even if there’s a lot of noise around you. Of course, this won’t completely block out ambient noise, but it will make your voice sound clearer. And given that it’s super easy to use, there’s no reason to turn it on every time you can. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work on all apps, but more on that in a bit.
What devices support voice isolation?
The bad news is that not all iPhones support voice isolation. The good news is that even if you have a four-year-old iPhone, you’ll still be able to use this feature.
Here are all the supported devices:
- iPhone SE 2
- iPhone SE 3
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
The good news is that Voice Isolation is not only available on iPhone, but you can also use it on iPad. Of course, you’ll need to have the right device for the job.
Here is the list of supported iPads:
- iPad mini (5th generation and later)
- iPad (8th generation and later)
- iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (all generations)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation and later)
If you have one of these iPhones or iPads, you will be able to use Voice Isolation. Additionally, you will also need to have at least iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 installed on your device.
Which apps support voice isolation?
As we mentioned earlier, not all apps support voice isolation, even if you have the correct iPhone or iPad.
Since this is an Apple feature, you can expect to find this feature on FaceTime. Whenever you start a FaceTime call, you can enable Voice Isolation mode.
Before you start wondering, no, voice isolation is not available on regular phone calls. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use this feature if you’re on a regular voice call. However, this feature will work if you make a voice call on FaceTime or any supported third-party app. Yes, it’s a little weird, but that’s how Apple handles it.
We don’t know of all apps that support voice isolation. According to The Verge, you can use this feature on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Slack, Signal, Instagram, and Zoom. Pretty much every major app where you want to make a phone call. So you are all covered in this part.
However, probably not all apps support voice isolation. If you have another app that is not listed here, you can try enabling Voice Isolation as we are about to show you.
How to Enable Voice Isolation on iPhone and iPad
Now onto the fun part. You can enable voice isolation on any supported iPhone or iPad with just a few clicks. Here’s what you need to do.
- Open the app you want to use Voice Isolation on (for this example, we’ll use FaceTime).
- Once the call is made, open the Control center by swiping down from the top right corner of your screen (if you’re using an older model or a device with a Home button, you’ll need to swipe up from the bottom of your screen).
- In the control center, you will see a Microphone mode button available at the top right of your screen. Press it.
- Press on Voice isolation.
And that’s all! Your iPhone or iPad will start using voice isolation, and your voice should sound better on phone calls. If you don’t like your sound, you can repeat the same steps and set your microphone to Standard once again.
Better sound in every video call
Combining Voice Isolation with all the other features the iPhone and iPad bring to the table, like the new Center Stage feature, will take your video calls to the next level, which is perfect if you still have too many meetings. on line.