How to turn your iPhone into a remote microphone with AirPods & Live Listen

Live Listen AirPods

With Apple’s Live Listen, your iPhone or iPad can act as a microphone, and send the sound to your AirPods. In doing so, you can now hear conversations in noisy situations. Live Listen was once only available for MFi-certified hearing aids. Here’s how to use it with AirPods.

Using Live Listen with AirPods

Before using Live Listen, you need to make sure you’ve connected AirPods to your device. Once you do, you can follow these steps:

Adding Live Listen to Control Center

1) Go into the Settings app on your iOS device, and tap Control Center.

2) Tap Customize Controls.

3) Scroll down and tap on the green “+” next the Hearing icon.

live listen AirPods
4) Tap Back to save your setting.

Using Live Listen

1) From Control Center, tap the Hearing icon.

live listen on/off

2) Tap Live Listen to turn the tool On/Off.

3) On Live Listen is turned on, place your iPhone closer to the person you’d like to hear.

You should now be able to hear the person through your AirPods.

Wrapping it up

If you’re having problems using Live Listen with your AirPods, make sure Bluetooth is enabled by going into the Setting app under Bluetooth. You should also make sure your AirPods are charged.

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