Make Your FaceTime Calls Sound Better With This Trick

Make Your FaceTime Calls Sound Better With This Trick

Make Your FaceTime Calls Sound Better With This Trick

FaceTime calls can be hectic, whether it’s making sure you have a good connection so your video isn’t choppy or making sure the camera angle isn’t staring at someone’s nose . But you can reduce the chaos by turning on your iPhone’s voice isolation feature in FaceTime.

Voice isolation for FaceTime calls was introduced with the release of iOS 15 in 2021. The feature cuts out background noise, like the sound of kids playing in an adjoining room or construction outside your window, so other FaceTime call participants can hear you uninterrupted.

Unfortunately, you won’t find the voice isolation feature in Settings. Instead, you need to be in a FaceTime call to activate it. But once you enable the feature, it will stay enabled the next time you join a FaceTime call.

Here’s how to turn on voice isolation so people can hear you more clearly in FaceTime calls.

How to enable voice isolation

1. Start or join a FaceTime call.

2. Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen to access your Control center.

Microphone Mode appears in your Control Center when you’re on a FaceTime call.

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3. Faucet Microphone mode near the top right corner of your screen.

4. Faucet Voice isolation.

Pro Tip: You don’t need to interrupt a FaceTime call with family and friends to activate this feature. You can call yourself on FaceTime and enable voice isolation by following the steps above.

How to turn on Broad Spectrum

In Microphone mode, there is another feature beside Voice Isolation called Wide Spectrum. While Voice Isolation dampens other noises around you during a FaceTime call, Wide Spectrum improves noises around you without affecting your voice.

Wide Spectrum is good for FaceTime conference calls or if you have a large group of people FaceTiming someone else. If you have a little brother or sister moving to college and you and your family want to wish them a happy birthday, Wide Spectrum can help you sing happy birthday to them all at once.

Opening mic mode shows you Standard, Voice Isolation, and Wide Spectrum options.

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To enable Wide Spectrum, follow the steps above, but press Broad spectrum instead of vocal isolation.

Like Voice Isolation, Wide Spectrum will stay on the next time you make a FaceTime call. To disable either Voice Isolation or Wide Spectrum, follow the instructions above and press Standard. This will return your microphone to its default setting.

To learn more about your iPhone, see the 13 iPhone features you might not know about And 22 iPhone Settings You Should Change Right Now.

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