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Anyone whose hearing is impaired or who walks around the world with headphones on may need some help in recognizing the auditory environment. From iOS 14, the Apple iPhone offers noise recognition as an operating aid. Using artificial intelligence, the audio signals of the environment are analyzed locally on the smartphone and a push message is triggered when selected noise sources are used. Various alarms, animals, household appliances and people can be set for noise detection on the iPhone as a replacement or aid to hearing. You will find out how to do this in this guide.
If you want to activate the noise detection on the iPhone as an operating aid for everyday life or certain situations, then you can of course use the iOS settings. From iOS 14 you do the following on the Apple iPhone:
Note: “Hey Siri” is deactivated when sound detection is activated. The voice command can then no longer be used to activate the Apple voice assistant Siri.
If you have activated the noise detection on the iPhone, then - as shown in the last point of the list above - the option to select certain noise sources appears. For example, if your hearing is impaired or you are deaf, the following options can help you in everyday life or in certain situations:
However, Apple gives the important note in the settings and in the Support document on the subject that noise detection is not a comprehensive protection. So you shouldn't rely on it if you could or are in dangerous situations (road traffic, etc.).
You shouldn't rely solely on your iPhone's sound detection when you're in a situation where you could be injured or harmed, or in high-risk or emergency situations, or when navigating.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.