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Apple Dropped Built in Noise Cancellation on the iPhone 13

Apple has decided to drop the “Noise Cancellation” accessibility feature on itsiPhones. The feature is designed to “reduce ambient noise on phone calls when you are holding the receiver to your ear,” a feature that can help make calls easier to hear.

The Apple support added that the device’s Noise Cancellation is not available on iPhone 13 models, which is why you do not see this option in [the Accessibility] settings. When the reader asked for clarification, the support team confirmed that the feature is not supported.

Many users have raised questions in Reddit and Apple support pages shortly after the phone went on sale, with readers noticing that it was no longer available on the Accessibility page. The feature is still available with iOS 15 on past iPhone models, but is nowhere to be found on the iPhone 13.”Noise Cancellation” uses an iPhone’s camera microphone to detect and remove ambient noise around you. So, you can more easily hear the other person on a phone or FaceTime call that can be valuable for the hard of hearing.

The issue only applies if you use the handset by itself without, say, Apple AirPods noise-cancelling earphones. has yet to officially confirm that the feature has been permanently removed on iPhone 13 devices; so far, the only word about it has come indirectly from Support. As such, Engadget has reached out to Apple for further clarification.

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