Hidden deep inside iOS 15 is a perfect therapeutic solution for individuals who want to experience a great deal of quiet. Labeled as Background Sounds, this iPhone accessibility feature helps to reduce distractions and relieve stress through music. Here’s how you can use it for relaxation and stress management.
How to enable Background Sounds in iPhone running iOS 15 or later
It’s true that sounds from nature have a quite restorative effect on our psyche. Such sounds can help us experience a surprising fullness for body, mind, and spirit. So, if you want to force yourself into relaxation mode or make sure attention and energy are aligned, try switching to background Sounds in iOS 15.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings.
- Select Accessibility.
- Choose Audio/Visual under the Accessibility screen.
- Tap Background Sounds.
- Enable the feature.
- Tap Sounds.
- Choose a sound to minimise distraction and help you focus.
- Configure other options.
Background Sounds iOS 15 is a perfect solution for that time of the day when you need some background noise to focus or relax.
How to turn On background Sounds in iPhone?
Firstly, make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 15 or later. Then, go to Settings and select Accessibility.
When the Accessibility screen appears, scroll down to the Hearing section. Under it, choose the Audio/Visual option.
Next, under the Audio/Visual screen, turn On the Background Sounds feature. It is disabled by default.
Slide the toggle next to Background Sounds entry to the On position.
Tap Sounds to Sound to select audio. Its file will automatically download to your iPhone. When done, configure other options as desired. For instance, to adjust the volume, drag the slider to a suitable length.
Similarly, to stop background sounds from playing when iPhone is locked, enable the Stop Sounds When Locked toggle.
How to add Background Sounds to Control Center?
While Siri commands don’t work with this iPhone Accessibility feature, you can add it as a shortcut to the Control Centre. That way you can get quick access to it. Here’s how!
Go to Settings > Control Centre. Here, under the More Controls section, look for the Hearing heading.
When found tap the ‘+’ icon next to it to move it under Included Controls category.
Now, simply swipe down from the top on the iPhone Home Screen to open the Control Centre and hit the Hearing icon.
Tap the Background Sounds heading.
Select a sound to play it.
How do I turn off Background noise?
Just open Control Center again and tap the Hearing Devices button.
Tap the Background Sounds icon visible at the bottom of the screen to turn it off.
That’s how you can avoid distraction when you’re trying to focus and listen to the ocean, rain, bright noise sounds, and more.
Hope that makes sense!