Turn off Headphone Safety Apple Watch
A description under the Headphone Safety heading reads the feature enables the devices to protect your hearing. As such, it measures headphone audio levels automatically and if it finds the sound levels exceed the recommended 7-day limit, it sends a warning message. Read to find how to disable it!
- On your Watch, go to Settings.
- Select Sounds and Haptics.
- Choose Headphone Safety.
- Disable the feature.
- Disable Reduce Loud Sounds.
- Exit Settings.
If the audio exposure is loud enough for long enough, it can affect your hearing.
How to turn off Headphone Safety?
Unlock your Apple Watch by entering the passcode.
Head to the Settings.
Under the Settings menu, scroll down to the Sounds and Haptics section.
Expand the Sounds and Haptics section to choose the above feature.
Here, toggle the switch next to Headphone Notifications to off position.
Your Watch analyzes headphone audio and reduces any sound it finds over a set decibel level (over 80 decibels dB for 40 hours). To disable this setting, toggle the switch next to the Reduce Loud Sounds option to the Off position. It’s visible below the Headphone Notifications feature.
Why can’t I turn off Headphone Safety?
Apple says the feature cannot be switched off in certain regions as the company abides by local safety standards.
Hope that makes sense!