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This new AirPods Pro 2 feature will detect your conversations and adapt to them

Conversation Awareness will enable you to more easily talk to others with your AirPods still in. Here's how.
Written by Allison Murray, Staff Writer on
AirPods Pro 2 in hand
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New software updates are coming to AirPods Pro 2 later this year, including a handy feature called Conversation Awareness.

Apple debuted the new feature during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Conversation Awareness will work while you're wearing your . Once you start speaking, it will automatically lower the volume of your song or podcast and enhance the voice or voices in front of you while reducing background noise, like traffic.

Also: Adaptive Audio listening mode is coming to AirPods Pro 2 

This way, you'll be able to say hello to someone passing by or engage in a conversation with your coworkers without having to remove your AirPods from your ears.

The feature is set to come out this fall and will be accompanied by other AirPods Pro 2 updates like personalized volume, which uses machine learning to understand your own environmental conditions and listening preferences over time to fine-tune your volume experience.

Also: Apple reveals video voicemails for FaceTime users

Apple also promises the connection of AirPods between Apple devices is about to get faster with updates to automatic switching, so that you can go from making a call on your iPhone 14 Pro to listening to a Zoom meeting on your MacBook Pro

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