Apple is a company that is constantly innovating and is the section of music and sound* where the Californian company is improving its products to offer a unique and incredible user experience. In this post, we are going to see one of the most important functions that AirPods, iPhone, Studio Display and Mac incorporate: spatial audio.
What is spatial audio?
Spatial audio with dynamic head position tracking distributes the sound of the movie, song or video you’re watching throughout the space, creating a totally enveloping and immersive.
This new functionality is available for all AirPods models except for the first and second generation, since they have been on the market for several years and Apple had not yet implemented this technology. In addition, the latest beats we launch on the market can also include this function that is spatial audio.
To configure spatial audio, You need to have headphones that are compatible with this technology and that the audiovisual content of the app is compatible. With respect to device, you need an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 16, an iPad with iPadOS 16.1 or later, an Apple Watch with watchOS 9, Apple TV with tvOS 16, and a Mac with a computer with Apple Silicon and macOS Ventura.
At first, spatial audio was only available from unanimously for all users, that is to say, it reached all users in the same way, however, with the new updates from Apple, each user can have a different user experience that allows them to enjoy their headphones even more.
How to customize spatial audio?
In the latest software updates, Apple has included the possibility of being able to customize spatial audio so that each user can configure it in the most correct way for their audio. The process consists of three steps:
- With the AirPods or Beats connected to the iPhone, Go to Settings and click on Custom Spatial Audio. Within it, click on Customize spatial audio.
- to capture the front view, place the iPhone about 30 cm directly in front of you. Put your face in it camera frame and then slowly shake your head drawing a circle to show all the angles of your face. Tap Continue.
- To capture an image from your right ear, hold the iPhone in your right hand. Move your right arm about 45 degrees to the right and slowly turn your head to the left. To capture an image of your left ear, hold iPhone in your left hand. Move your left arm about 45 degrees to the left and slowly turn your head to the right. Audio and visual cues will help you finish the setup. If you want disable spatial audio, From your iPhone, click on spatial audio and accept the option to Stop using custom spatial audio.
In conclusion, remember that Apple wants the privacy and security of its users to be the most important thing, so it will not access any personal profile information from spatial audio, since it will have an end-to-end subpoena.
Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever used or customized spatial audio.