AirPods Pro feature disabled by iOS 15 bug — noise cancellation fix coming soon

Apple AirPods Pro
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Apple's recent iOS 15 update brings a host of new features, including being able to drag and drop between apps. Unfortunately, it has also taken away a popular function for AirPods Pro owners, but a fix is on the way.

With the release of iOS 15, iPhone owners have experienced a number of bugs messing with apps and devices. This includes the AirPods Pro owner's ability to switch between its popular active noise cancellation mode and transparency mode via Siri. 

According to users on Reddit (via MacRumors), many have tried to switch on noise cancellation by asking Siri, only to receive an "I'm sorry, I can't do that." Apparently, this is only one of the several bugs found in iOS 15, as users have also noticed the Messages app deleting saved photos.

However, the good news is the iOS 15.1 beta 2 was recently released to developers, and it has fixed the AirPods Pro bug. The bad news is some bugs, including the aforementioned Message app bug, are still an issue for some users. For those who don't opt to download the beta, expect an official iOS 15.1 update to arrive over the next few weeks.

AirPods Pro owners experiencing issues, whether they stop charging or the active noise cancellation suddenly refuses to work, resetting your AirPods could resolve the problem. And, if you think your earbuds need an update, check out how to update AirPods and AirPods Pro firmware.

These aren't the only issues iOS users have been facing, as Apple Watch owners who upgraded to the iPhone 13 have found they can't use the "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature that Apple introduced. Like many bugs, the Cupertino tech giant will patch them in an upcoming iOS update. While we wait, find out if you should upgrade to the iPhone 13

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.