Interesting. Thanks for sharing this use case.
I have never tried changing the buds settings without internet access, but I can see how it could be good to be able to use the bluetooth connection to make this change instead of needing internet. Perhaps this can be added as a wishlist item. It would be very useful on flights as you describe.
Even though you can’t switch the status in the app without internet, you should be able to long press on the ear buds pro to have them switch between some of the Noise Cancelation modes. For example:
- from ANC Off (Passive NC) to ANC On (Active NC),
- from ANC Off to Transparency Mode
- from ANC On to Transparency Mode
- from Transparency Mode to ANC On.
The only switches I have not been able to make through long pressing the buds pro are switching:
- from Transparency to ANC Off
- from ANC On to ANC Off.
In short, by long pressing the Buds pro I can always switch to either ANC On (Active NC) or Transparency mode, I just can’t switch to ANC Off (Passive NC only) unless I use the app. This would make a good update to allow us to make the switch in the app through Bluetooth when internet isn’t available (ie: on a plane) or allow us to switch from ANC On or Transparency Mode back to ANC Off through the long press option.
If someone converts this into a wishlist item, I will vote for it. For now, the temporary work around is to use long-pressing the buds pro to just switch between ANC On and Transparency Mode, which is still pretty useful to have. I hope that work around helps a little for now while we wait for the other options to be considered for a possible update.