Let Your iPhone Alert You of Urgent Sounds
If you’re someone who’s always putting on your AirPods Max, or other noise-canceling headphones, you should give Sound Recognition a shot. Sound Recognition is a feature that makes your iPhone listen for specific noises. That way, if you have trouble hearing or you’re using headphones, your iPhone will give you a notification whenever it hears something urgent like a knock, a doorbell, or a fire alarm.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t rely on Sound Recognition in dangerous situations. It should be used as an aid to hear sounds you can’t. Plus, it’s still far from perfect. Here’s how to use it.
- Launch Settings.
- Go to Accessibility.
- Scroll down and tap on Sound Recognition.
- Turn Sound Recognition on.
- Afterward, tap on Sounds and select the sounds you want your iPhone to “hear.”
As you can see, this feature will need to use some storage on your iPhone. That is because this feature uses on-device intelligence so that you can use it even offline. Plus, you can rest assured Apple itself isn’t constantly listening and recording anything.