There you have it. Once the feature is active, you can place your iOS device around 50 feet away (according to tech site alphr) and be able to hear sounds via your AirPods.
Live Listen Requirements According to Apple, you need to use compatible devices like an iPhone or iPad and supported headphones: AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods 2 and AirPods Max. Beats headphones are supported too. Important: Live Listen isn't supported by the Apple Watch!
In case you missed it, here's what Listen Live is, and why it's a big deal. Live Listen allows the microphone of an iPhone to transmit audio to paired AirPods.
Audio from your iPhone or iPad's microphone will play through your AirPods while Live Listen is enabled. To increase or decrease the volume, just use your iPhone or iPad's normal volume controls.
To use Live Listen, you first need to add it to your Control Center.
How use Live Listen with your AirPods
How Do I Turn Off Live Listen On My AirPods?
Officially, and unsurprisingly, Live Listen only works with Apple's AirPods or at least it does in quite this fashion. You can still use Made for iPhone headphones or hearing aids which you set up via Settings, Accessibility. You can't get one-tap access via Control Center unless you're using AirPods.
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Does Live Listen Only Work With AirPods? Apple originally designed live listen to work with Made-For-iPhone (MFi) certified hearing aids and devices. So it works with all of these devices AND now it works with AirPods too!
While Apple's Live Listen feature can assist people who have trouble hearing or enhance the listening experience of a speech or live performance, it can also be used in other ways. And in case you're wondering, the range for AirPods is around 30 feet, but you could lose some range if you're device is in another room.
Turn On Live Listen
You can activate a feature called “Live Listen,” which lets you use AirPods to amplify sound, allowing them to double as basic hearing aids.
The Live Listen feature can also be connected with 'Made for iPhone' hearing aids as well, which offers various ways to control how your hearing aid sounds. The feature can also be misused to spy on conversations by just leaving one's iPhone in a room while walking out with AirPods.