How to enable and use Sound Recognition feature in iOS 14?


How to use the newly launched iOS 14 Sound Recognition feature?

Sound recognition is a technology, which is based on both traditional pattern recognition theories and audio signal analysis methods. Sound recognition technologies contain preliminary data processing, feature extraction, and classification algorithms. Sound recognition can classify feature vectors, feature vectors are created as a result of preliminary data processing and linear predictive coding.

Apple has added an accessibility feature called Sound Recognition that enables iPhones and iPads to listen for certain sounds, like a doorbell or a baby crying, and alert the user if they’re detected. According to the company, the feature helps people who find difficulties in hearing sound and the ones who are deaf.

As the company has released the iOS 14 for only developers yet, normal users would be able to use it after the official launch in September, well users can also use them after installing the rollout of public beta in mid-July. So let’s take a look at how you can enable the sound recognition feature on your iOS 14 supported iPhone or iPad.

Also, take a look at how to install the newly launched iOS 14 beta version on Apple iPhone?

How to use the iOS 14 Sound Recognition feature?

To enable the sound recognition accessibility feature you need to follow the below steps:

  • Launch the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Go to Accessibility.
  • Under Hearing, you will be able to select Sound Recognition
  • Toggle the switch for Sound Recognition to the green ON position
  • Let the download complete(5.5 megabytes)
  • Tap Sounds.
  • Select which sounds you want your device to listen for by toggling the switch next to each option.
  • Done!! Now your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ will continuously listen for the sounds you selected, and using on-device intelligence, will notify you when those sounds are recognized.

You can also add the feature to your device’s Control Center to make it easier to switch on and off. Launch the Settings app on your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ >>> Tap Control Center >>> Under More Controls, tap the green plus (+) button beside Sound Recognition to add it to the list of Included Controls. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here


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