Lack of noise cancellation on the iPhone 13 series is not a bug
An iPhone 13 user named Steve told 9to5Mac that “after working with Apple and a senior advisor for months saying to wait for an update to fix the issue, I got an update regarding the issue, and apparently, it won’t be fixed and noise cancellation is intentionally disabled for those devices for unspecified reasons.” And when Apple Support was asked whether the iPhone 13 series will offer noise cancellation for phone calls, the response made it clear that the answer is “no.”
This doesn’t mean that the story is over for some iPhone 13 owners. Some would like to know the reason behind Apple’s decision and we will try to discover the answer. It could have to do with saving money or saving internal space inside the units.
Tell Apple how you feel about the missing feature
Apple first offered noise cancellation on the iPhone with the release of iOS 7 back in September 2013. This year, the company did introduce a feature called Voice Isolation which is designed to separate the user’s voice from background noise on FaceTime calls. To turn this feature on, go to Control Center > Mic Mode > select Voice Isolation.
There is no guarantee that even if enough feedback is presented to Apple that it will make a change and return noise cancellation to the 2022 models. However, it just might be worth taking the time to let the company know your thoughts on the matter.
Besides the new Voice Isolation feature which adds noise cancellation to FaceTime calls, the Apple AirPods Pro is equipped with Active Noise Cancellation that removes background noise allowing users to listen to their music and phone calls without having to deal with annoying ambient sounds from the background. And since there are situations where the user, for his/her own safety, needs to hear what’s going on nearby, the Transparency Mode will allow outside sounds to be heard.