iOS 16.4 RC has expanded the Voice Isolation feature to cellular calls on iPhone to prioritize voice and block out ambient noise in the surroundings.
When iOS 15 was released in 2021, it included Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum modes on compatible iPhones for users to control the background noises during FaceTime calls. When enabled, the Voice Isolation mode filters out background sounds and the Wide Spectrum mode allows voice and all the background sounds to be heard.
Now, Apple has added support for both modes on cellular calls on iOS 16.4, along with FaceTime calls and compatible third-party apps.
Here is how to enable Voice Isolation mode on iOS 16.4
On the upcoming iOS 16.4 update, iPhone will block out surrounding noises quickly and easily through the Voice Isolation mode. Here is how you will be able to use the mode for cellular calls:
- Make or answer a call on your iPhone running on iOS 16.4.
- Swipe down the top right corner of the screen to open Control Center.
- Tap on the Mic Mode. *Keep in mind that the Mic mode is only visible in the Control Center during an active call.
- Select the Voice Isolation option to block out all surrounding noises and focus on your voice.
- When you want to disable the feature, simply go to Control Center > Mic Mode > Standard.
When will iOS 16.4 release?
As Release Candidate is the final build of an update for its public release, Apple is expected to release iOS 16.4 to everyone by end of March or early April.
The update will bring new emojis, notifications for web apps added to the Home Screen, VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app, Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, 5G Standalone feature for more compatible carriers, and more.