According to Apple, the lack of noise cancellation on the 5G iPhone 13 is not due to a bug
Users of Apple’s iOS-powered iPhone 13 complained late last month that, unlike earlier iterations, the latest series lacked noise cancellation to prevent ambient noise from interfering with phone conversations. Going to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Phone Noise Cancellation on the iPhone 12 line and previous devices will take you to a toggle button where you can enable and disable the function. However, the iPhone 13 lacks that button.
Noise Cancellation Issues on the iPhone 13
The initial thing that sprang to everyone’s mind was that there was an iOS 15 issue at work. And a Reddit user appeared to confirm this when he stated that he was told by Apple Support that the business was trying to resolve the issue. However, according to certain sources, the lack of noise-canceling on the iPhone 13 series was intentional on Apple’s part.
“After working with Apple and a senior advisor for months telling me to wait for an update to fix the issue, I got an update regarding the issue, and apparently, it won’t be fixed, and noise cancellation is intentionally disabled for those devices for unspecified reasons,” an iPhone 13 user told 9to5Mac. When Apple Support was asked if the iPhone 13 series will come with noise cancellation for phone conversations, the response was emphatic: “No.”
In response to the query, Apple Support stated, “Yes, you are right. It isn’t recommended. Please visit apple.co/Feedback if you have any questions or comments regarding this feature.” The bad news is that Apple intentionally disabled noise canceling on the iPhone 13 models, and it is not a defect or a mistake as previously assumed.
This isn’t the end of the tale for some iPhone 13 users. Some people are curious as to why Apple made this decision, and we will try to find out. It might be due to a desire to save money or interior space within the units.
With the introduction of iOS 7 in September 2013, Apple introduced noise canceling to the iPhone for the first time. On FaceTime conversations, the business did launch a function called Speech Isolation this year, which is supposed to separate the user’s voice from background noise. To enable Voice Isolation, go to Control Center > Mic Mode > Voice Isolation.
So there you have it, iPhone 13 users. The lack of noise cancellation for phone conversations on the iPhone 13 series is not a problem, but rather a decision was taken by Apple. Will this happen with the iPhone 14 as well? All we can recommend is that if you miss having this function, you should contact Apple by clicking this page and leaving comments expressing your disappointment with the removal of noise-canceling on the current iPhone series.
Even if Apple receives enough feedback, there is no assurance that it will make a modification and bring noise-canceling back to the 2022 models. However, it can be worthwhile to take the time to share your concerns with the organization.
Aside from the new Voice Isolation function, which adds noise cancellation to FaceTime chats, the Apple AirPods Pro has Active Noise Cancellation, which eliminates background noise so users can focus on their music or phone calls without being distracted by distracting background noise. The iPhone 13 can also carry out content transfers without any issues. And, because there are times when the user has to hear what’s going on nearby for his or her own safety, the Transparency Mode will allow outside sounds to be heard.