How to Use Sound Recognition on Your iPhone, iPad [VIDEO]

Did you know that your iPhone can continuously listen for certain sounds, such as a crying baby, doorbell, or siren, and notify you when it recognizes these sounds? Well now you do, and here’s how you can use this handy feature.

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All you need to do is turn on the built-in Sound Recognition feature in iOS 14 to receive notifications when your iPhone or iPad detects certain sounds.

To enable the feature:

  • Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Sound Recognition, then turn on Sound Recognition.
  • Tap Sounds, then turn on the sounds you want iPhone to recognize.

To quickly turn Sound Recognition on or off, you can also use the Control Center.

Note: Don’t rely on your iPhone to recognize sounds in circumstances where you may be harmed or injured, in high-risk or emergency situations, or for navigation.

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