Setting Your iPhone To Listen For Sounds

You can set up your iPhone so it listens for sounds like doorbells, glass breaking or a baby crying, and then alert you with a tone or a vibration.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Setting Your iPhone To Listen For Sounds”

    Chris Klemmer
    5 months ago

    This is an intriguing feature I never imagined and it also appears to work on iPad.
    Is there a way to have the alerts play through a bluetooth device, like a hearing aid?

    5 months ago

    Chris: I think they are just normal notifications. So if you have normal notifications play through something, then these should too. But experiment and see.

    Jim Terrinoni
    5 months ago

    Interesting. I didn’t know the options existed. Because I wouldn’t want to sacrifice using Siri, or remembering to turn it on/off, I don’t think it would be useful for me. Good presentation nonetheless.

    5 months ago

    Jim: You can still use Siri, just not "Hey Siri."

    James Cowlin
    5 months ago

    After I set up sound recognition for door knocking, it didn't seem to be working. With a little research, I discovered that I had it turned off in the Control Center. I also discovered that it will not work if you have Do Not Disturb turned on. A couple of settings to keep in mind if you are using Sound Recognition.

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