You may be wondering if there is a way to improve the audio quality of your iPhone 7 calls if you often find it difficult to hear the person on the other end of the line. While turning up the volume using the buttons on the side of the phone can be helpful, it may not do enough to help you hear the other phone call-party.
Fortunately there is a setting that you can try which can help to improve the audio quality of calls on your iPhone. It is found on the Accessibility menu, and lets you reduce the ambient noise that could be obscuring other people’s voices, making them difficult to hear. Our guide below will show you where to find and enable this setting.
How to Reduce Ambient Noise on an iPhone 7 Phone Call
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. When you have completed these steps you will have enabled an option called Phone Noise Cancellation. This setting reduces ambient noise on phone calls when you are holding the phone to your ear.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Accessibility option.
Step 4: Scroll down to the Hearing section, then enable the Phone Noise Cancellation option.
You should now notice that your phone calls are easier to hear, especially in crowded environments where the volume of the call may have been overshadowed by the noise in your surrounding area.
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