iOs 14 brings, as expected, excellent news, including some dedicated to accessibility. If yesterday we talked about touch to launch applications, today we leave another interesting feature. To alert users, your iPhone will have the ability to identify certain sounds. If you hear a fire alarm ringing, if you hear running water, a baby’s crying or doorbell, it will produce a visual and sensory notification.
This feature will especially help those who have hearing problems, but even for those who do not, you can take great advantage.
iOS 14 brings Sound Recognition
Apple has added a Accessibility useful to iOS 14, called Sound Recognition. According to Apple, with this feature active, the iPhone will seek to identify certain sounds and issue a notification if it recognizes them through artificial intelligence on the device.
Thus, by fitting the feature into the utility, we now have an area where we can set sounds such as fire alarms and bells, among others. In fact, this feature is especially useful for people with hearing impairment. However, you don’t stick around.
To enable it, the user only needs to go to Settings > Accessibility > Sound recognition. Inside this menu there is the slide to activate the functionality and another area to choose what sounds we want the iPhone to detect.
Quick access via Control Center
As can be seen in the information, recognition requires 5.5 MB of storage on the device. For quick access to the resource, you can use Control Center.
So, in this location, you can see the icon to turn on or off, as well as change the choices of the sounds to be recognized.
For now, these and many other features are only available to those who have an Apple developer account. However, later this month, the Cupertino company will release the public beta version of iOS 14.
So if your iPhone recognizes some of these sounds, it will send an alert through your iPhone as well as your Apple Watch.
Surely we will still see many other news in the accessibility chapter. This is one of many that in this iOS 14 the user will be able to receive help in many everyday scenarios.