Give Your iPhone Mac-Like Shutdown and Startup Chimes So You Know When It Powers Off and On « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks


Have you ever heard a sound when you shut down, boot up, or restart your iPhone? Probably not, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.

Many computers and Android devices support power-related sounds and have for some time now, but it’s something Apple always omitted from iOS — until now. Deep in your iPhone’s settings, there’s a hidden option to make your iPhone spit out a chime every time you turn your iPhone off or back on.

With the preference enabled, you’ll hear the chime at the same volume level each time, regardless of your device’s volume level. Your iPhone can even be on silent mode, and you’ll still hear the shutdown and power-on chime.

The only issue is that it’s only for iPhone 14 series models running iOS 16.0 or later. So if you have an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max, you can enable the power-down and boot-up sounds.

It’s super helpful for blind and low-vision users since it’s impossible to tell when an iPhone is shutting down or powering on without it. And it’s just as valuable for everyone else, so you no longer have to stare at your iPhone waiting for the Apple logo to pop up. Plus, it just sounds cool.

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