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Use Live Listen with AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, or Powerbeats Pro

With the "Live Listen" function, the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can act as a microphone and send sound to your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Powerbeats Pro. Live listening can help you hear a conversation in a noisy area or even a person speaking on the other side of the room.

To be able to use "Live Monitoring" with your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Powerbeats Pro, your iOS or iPadOS device requires iOS or iPadOS 14.3 or later. You also need to connect your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Powerbeats Pro to your device.

Add "Live Listen" to the Control Center

In order to use "Live Monitoring", you have to add the function to the control center:

  1. Go to Settings> Control Center.
  2. Scroll down and tap the Add button next to the listen button.
  3. Tap "Settings" to save your changes.

Use "Live Listen"

  1. Open Control Center on the iPhone or iPod touch, or on the iPad.
  2. Tap the listening icon.
  3. Tap Live Monitoring.
  4. Place your device in front of the person you want to hear. Be sure to adjust the volume on the device if you can't hear well enough.

You can also see the audio levels on your headphones in real time while listening to content. You can quickly take a look at detailed information about the decibel level.

If you can't connect to your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, or Powerbeats Pro, or if you can't turn on Live Listening, make sure Bluetooth is turned on and your headphones are charged.

Find out how to use the Live Listening feature with hearing aids with the Made for iPhone logo.

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