Voice Isolation on iPhone Cuts Out Background Noise (2023)

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If you ever find yourself in a crowded space desperately trying to get the other person to hear you during a FaceTime call, then this is the tip for you! Luckily, Apple has some handy built-in Mic Mode features that allow you to adjust your microphone settings and filter out any background noise so your voice stands out better. We'll show you how to turn Voice Isolation on and off.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Allow yourself to be heard more clearly when you're in a noisy or crowded area while on a FaceTime call.
  • Easily turn Voice Isolation back off when you no longer need to filter out background noise while on a FaceTime call.

How to Turn Voice Isolation On or Off

If you're wondering how to filter out background noise on your iPhone while on a video call, the Voice Isolation Mic Mode is the setting you're looking for. If you like tips about using your iPhone, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day! Here's iPhone's Voice Isolation:

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  1. When you’re on a FaceTime call, swipe down from the top right to access the Control Center.

    When you’re on a FaceTime call, swipe down from the top right to access the Control Center.
  2. In the top right, tap the Mic Mode button.

    In the top right tap the Mic Mode button.
  3. Tap Voice Isolation.

    Tap Voice Isolation.

If you want to turn Voice Isolation off, all you have to do is open the Control Center again and select the Standard Mic Mode. And that's all there is to it! This feature actually works, and it makes a huge difference. In fact, I use this feature even if it's just my dogs barking or the TV playing in the background while I'm on a FaceTime call. I hope this is helpful for you too!

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Charlotte, North Carolina.