If you own a pair of AirPods and an iPhone, here’s a cool trick for listening in on conversations.
- With your AirPods in your ear, open the Control Center and select the button with a depiction of an ear.
- You’ll see your AirPods’ current battery level and an option for “Live Listen.” By default, Live Listen is switched off. Tap to turn it on and sound will be amplified using your iPhone as the microphone.
- Now just walk away and continue to listen to whatever your iPhone hears!
Keep in mind, this trick will only work if you’re within range of Bluetooth. If both AirPods are removed, Live Listen will be disabled and it can only be enabled from the iPhone. If you don’t see the “Hearing” button in Control Center, you can add it in the Settings app under Control Center > Customize Controls.