Rain and more: Play background noises on the iPhone without an app

Did you know that background noises can be played back on the iPhone by default? You don't need an additional app to e.g. B. rain, ocean and river noises, light, dark or balanced noise to be able to play. These background noises can have a relaxing effect, be used as a background for playing a podcast or help you fall asleep. How to activate the iPhone background noise under iOS, you will find out in this guide. I am referring to the current version iOS 15.1. 

Background noise as an option in the iPhone control center

The easiest way to access the sounds, which you can play back on the iPhone without an additional app, is via the control center. The corresponding icon with the ear symbol must first be placed there. This can be done with the following steps via the settings:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  2. Tap on the list item "Control Center"
  3. Select "Listen" from the "Other Controls" list
  4. If “Listening” is now in the “Contained Controls” list, the settings are closed
  5. Open the control center by swiping down from the top right
Via Settings -> Control Center you can store the listen button and other options in the control center of your iPhone and gain quick access.

Via Settings -> Control Center you can store the listen button and other options in the control center of your iPhone and gain quick access.

Use iPhone background noise: Here's how!

Now you can quickly and easily access the background noises integrated in iOS via the control center. To do this, simply tap the symbol shown above. Then you tap on "Background noises off". This starts playback and the selected sound, e.g. B. "Rain" displayed. There is also a volume control. 

If you tap on the sound name, you get to the selection of the other sounds: balanced noise, light noise, dark noise, ocean and river. In addition to playback on the iPhone, the background noise can also be sent to headphones or speakers via Bluetooth. To do this, the respective device simply needs to be paired.

The listening function allows various background noises to be played back on the Apple iPhone, without any additional app.

The listening function allows various background noises to be played back on the Apple iPhone, without any additional app.

Do you also want to use certain background noises on your Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook for relaxed reading, concentrated work or other purposes? Then have a look at them Noizio app that I showed you in the app recommendations for November 2021;)

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