Spy Tool: Apple AirPods Pro

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Most people think that Apple Airpods Pro is only for listening to music. No one knows that it has the capability of doing more (Can be used as a Spy Tool). Airpods can double as an eavesdropping device. It also adds an extra way to do this.

What I am going to share below is not a good idea to try it in public. This action can be easily detected by other parties. 


Apple AirPods Pro As Spy Tool

Transparency Mode (AirPods Pro only):
This function is only available on the AirPods Pro.

The reason for this feature which is called Transparency Mode is to allow sound in from the outside world using the Pro’s microphone array. (Standard AirPods don’t have this microphone array.)

But what I’ve found is, if you turn on Transparency Mode, you can also hear a conversation that’s happening nearby more clarity. My friend who owns an Apple Airpods Pro unintentionally tested this as follows at Java Lounge: 

He said that he was overhearing a group of girls’ conversation at an adjacent table. He tried his new earphones to check whether the Airpods do block out the conversation and listen to music. But, to his surprise, He could suddenly hear everything they were saying clearly. (”I usually have Transparency Mode on by default, “ he said).

If you need to use the AirPods Pro as a hearing assist on your iPhone:
Go to Settings —> Bluetooth —> Tap on “Transparency.”

Live Listen
This can be useful, for example, if you don’t want to miss what’s being said but temporarily need to leave the room. To use Live Listen, you need to add it first to Control Center.

Go to Settings —> Control Center. Tap “Customize Controls.” Look for the ear icon (hearing) and tap to add an icon to Control Center. Tap “Back” to save the setting.

Then access Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your screen* (iPhone X or later) and tap on the hearing icon to turn on Live Listen.

Then put your iPhone near where the conversation is taking place. Next, with your AirPods on, go to the remote location out of earshot (e.g., another location in your home or office), and the conversation will be beamed to your AirPods.

Apple AirPods Pro Spy
Apple AirPods Pro Spy

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