One of the more helpful accessibility iPhone features introduced this year was designed for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, alerting them to important sounds they may not be aware of.
But, the new iPhone feature can also be useful if you’re listening on headphones, or just sometimes don’t hear things in a noisy environment.
The feature is called “Sound Recognition”, and it does exactly what it sounds like – your iPhone will “listen” for specific sounds and will then alert you. In addition to detecting sounds like fire and smoke alarms, it can also be used to listen for door knocks, car horns, animal noises, and more.
Here’s how you can set up Sound Recognition on your iPhone…
1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll through the list and tap on the option labeled “Accessibility.”
3. Select the option labeled “Sound Recognition.”
4. Tap once on the toggle next to the “Sound Recognition” feature to turn it on.
5. Tap the option labeled “Sounds.”
6. Scroll through the list and tap the toggle next to the specific type of sound you want your iPhone to listen for.
That’s it! Once the feature is active, your iPhone will listen for those sounds and you’ll get a notification whenever they’re detected.