The Sound Recognition feature on iOS 14 allows iPhone to recognize and send notifications when certain sounds such as baby crying, doorbell … are detected.
To enable the Sound Recognition feature on iOS14, you need to access Settings – Accessibility and enable the Sound Recognition option.
Next, you need to click on Sounds to select the type of sound you want the device to detect and notify such as Dog (dog), Doorbell (doorbell), Baby crying (baby crying).. There are 13 different audio types supported by Apple.
From now on, your iPhone or iPad will continuously record ambient noises, using algorithms to notify if there is a sound to be aware of. This is especially helpful for people who are wearing headphones or have hearing problems.
Once activated, a Sound Recognition icon will appear in the Control Center, allowing you to quickly select the types of sounds you want to receive notifications for. Users can select multiple types of sounds to recognize simultaneously. When these sounds are detected, the device sends out a notification.
Note, the way to open Control Center may vary depending on the device you are using. If you’re using an iPhone with a physical Home button, you’ll need to swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open the Control Center. While with some newer devices, you need to swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
Although useful, Apple recommends users not to rely too much on this feature in cases of danger, emergency or navigation.