After several consecutive betas, Apple is finally getting ready to roll out the new iOS 16.4 update for everyone, and the latter will add a new surprise feature: Sound Isolation. According to Apple, noise isolation for cell calls prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around youthus improving call quality.
Apple is not the first to implement such a feature on its smartphones, as before that Google had already introduced Clear Calling on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which work in the same way. The good news is that at Apple the feature will work for phone calls as well as FaceTime.
Sound Isolation will improve calls on iPhone
According to several beta testers who may have tried this feature, you can enable Sound Isolation by opening Control Center during a FaceTime call. The option will be “Microphone Mode” followed by “Sound Isolation”.
Phone calls will also benefit from better sound isolation. For this, you will also need to open the Control Center, press the Microphone mode, and then select the “Standard” option.
We will now see if this will be as effective as Google’s solution already available on the Pixel 7 series. If you were able to try both, feel free to tell us in the comments. It’s currently unclear when iOS 16.4 will arrive for all iPhone owners or if the Sound Isolation feature will be available on all models compatible with the update or only on newer models.
Apple has launched Release Candidate (RC) version of iOS 16.4 and iPad OS 16.4 to registered developers, so it shouldn’t take long to arrive for everyone. Note that access to developer betas now costs $99 per year for everyone. when it was free before. So, if you want to try new features without spending your money, it is better to wait for public betas or stable releases.