With over 1 billion users, it’s probably no surprise that TikTok has become a haven for great iPhone tips and tricks. So while this may sound unusual, TikTok is full of videos exposing the powerful and hidden iPhone hacks.
Recently, on TickTalk, people discovered something of an iPhone hack that allows users to listen to conversations from a distance of about 50 feet. Interestingly, this iPhone hack went viral when it was highlighted by actress Elizabeth Hansterage, whom you may know as Gemma Siemens. Shield agents.
How Hidden iPhone Hack Works
The gist of this trick is that you can configure your iPhone to always be in the “listening” mode. From there, you can pick up the audio from your iPhone and transfer it back to your AirPods. Note that this trick of iPhone also works with regular AirPods, PowerBates and AirPod Max.
Of course, it’s natural to see this iPhone hack in the context of listening to other people’s conversations. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. In particular, if you see a random iPhone just lying around, don’t think it’s safe to talk about sensitive information.
Apple defines the purpose of this feature as:
With live listening, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch can act like a microphone that sends sound to your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, Powerbeats Pro, or Beats Fit Pro. Listening live can help you listen to conversations in a noisy area or even hear someone talking in the room.
How to configure live listening on iPhone.
To get started with this iPhone hack, make sure your AirPods are out and about. Next, select Customize Settings> Control Center> Controls. After doing so, you’ll see a list of apps that reside in the Control Center. You’ll also see apps that aren’t in the Control Center. Keep scrolling and you will see an option that says. Hearing. After selecting it, click the Green Plus icon after which it will now appear in the Control Center.
Next, when you swipe down from the top of the screen to call the Control Center in action, you’ll see an ear icon at the bottom of the screen. If you tap the ear icon, you’ll see an option labeled “Listen Live.” Tap it once and if you’re in range, any sound from the iPhone will be sent back to your AirPods.
The following pedagogical example from Apple can illustrate things:
If you’re having trouble setting it up, there’s no reason to worry. In this scenario, just check that your Bluetooth is on and your headphones are charged.
And finally, the TikTok video that popularized this iPhone hack can be seen below:
So basically now we are all spies ?! Wow #Listen to the place #amitheonly who didn’t know ?! #Actorsoftiktok
♬ Original Voice – Alex and June