Mic Mode is one of the features that you are able to enjoy in iOS 15. Do you know how to use it? How about turning off this feature? If you want to know about Mic Mode feature on iOS 15, you are able to read about it below.
Turning On Certain Option in Mic Mode on iOS 15
First, before you are told about how to turn off Mic Mode on iOS 15, you need to know first how to turn it on. Well, actually, Mic Mode appears in the Control Center when you are on a video or voice call with someone in a compatible app. It means that if you do not want to use it, this feature does not appear. So, instead of informing you about turning on Mic Mode itself on iOS 15, we will explain to you how to turn on certain option in Mic Mode on iOS 15.
As explained on the Nerds Chalk, here are the steps to use Mic Mode on iOS 15 to turn on certain options in Mic Mode.
- The first thing that you have to do is to open FaceTime or any other compatible app on your iPhone.
- After that, you need to start a voice or video call.
- After the call is initiated, then you must swipe downwards from the top right corner to open the Control Center.
- When the Control Center comes up, then, you need to tap on Mic Mode at the top of the screen. By tapping it, it will open a new menu on the screen and you have to choose one of the three available options inside Mic Mode including Standard, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum.
- Then, you must choose the option that you want to set for your video or voice call.
- After that, you are able to tap anywhere on the screen to go back to the Control Center. And then, the chosen option will appear as a label inside Mic Mode.
Do you want to change your Mic Mode setting? If so, you are able to repeat the steps above any time during a call. It is important for you to know that by default, Apple resets Mic Mode to Standard option every time you make a new call across any app.
Turning Off Certain Option in Mic Mode on iOS 15
As explained earlier, that Mic Mode will appear if you are on a video or voice call with someone on compatible apps on iOS. So, it seems that there is no way to turn on or turn it off because it appears by default. However, you are able to turn on or turn off certain options in Mic Mode. As you know that there are three options in Mic Mode including Standard, Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum. So, you can turn on one of them by following the steps above. If you want to turn off one of the options, you just have to go to the Control Center again and then tap on the effect.
For example, you have turned on the Wide Spectrum and then you want to turn it off. If so, you just have to access the Control Center again and then tap the Mic Mode again and then you have to tap another option, let’s say Standard option. Now, you have turned off the Wide Spectrum option in the Mic Mode.
The Difference Between Standard, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum on Mic Mode
What is the difference among Standard, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum on Mic Mode? If you want to use this feature, of course you need to know the difference among these options. By the existence of this feature, you are able to change how foreground and background sounds are mixed or emphasized through the Control Center when you are playing or receiving calls in some apps including FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom and some more apps.
Here is the difference among Standard, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum options on Mic Mode according to the Mac World site.
If you choose this option, foreground and background sound is mixed like it would before this option came up. It emphasizes the foreground speaker without fully removing the background sound.
- Voice Isolation
If you choose this option, background noise will be identified and reduced. It is the same as blurring the background in a Portrait photo taken in the Camera app, but it is in terms of audio. On the Apple Support page, it is explained that if you want your voice to be heard clearly in a FaceTime call and other sounds filtered out, Voice Isolation mode can be turned on because this mode prioritizes your voice in a FaceTime call and blocks out the ambient noise.
- Wide Spectrum
If you choose this option, background sounds are mixed evenly with foreground so that it is useful if you want to share ambient sound, such as at an event or concert. According to the Apple Support page, you can choose this option, if you want your voice and all the sounds around you to be heard in a FaceTime call.
The Way to Turn Off the Sound
Do you want to turn off the sound when you are on a FaceTime call? If you want to turn off the sound when you are on a FaceTime call, you just have to tap the screen to open up the FaceTime controls and then you have to tap on the mic icon to turn the sound off. If you want to turn the sound back on, you just need to tap the button again.
For your information, as explained on the Apple Support site, if your sound is turned off, your mic will detect whether you are speaking, and you will be notified that your mic is muted and you are able to tap the mic icon to unmute it.
iPhone Models That Support Spatial Audio, Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum
According to the Apple Support page, here are iPhone models that support Spatial Audio, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum.
- iPhone SE (2nd generation and later)
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 min
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
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