Procrastination with mobiles is as popular as it is true. A lot of times (we’re all going to include ourselves) we tend to spend more time with the smartphone during work or class, which isn’t at all positive. With iOS 15, you can use background noise to avoid distractions with your iPhone.
This operating system update, among many other new features, integrates an accessibility feature in iOS 15 to improve concentration on the most important tasks of the day, and thus stop consuming so much mobile. Of course, this feature is available on iPhone and iPad.
What are white noises or rain noises?
This is a very personal matter and depends a lot on each user. Familiar white noises are sounds that helps relaxation and better sleep. Prevents hearing other sounds that may be annoying, such as cars or the commotion of people on the street.
You can also use them to focus on work, class, or any other task around the house. So you avoid procrastinate
In this context, there are many variations of noises. There are white noises or rain, among others. All of them constitute a catalog of sounds focused on both relaxation and concentration when performing tasks, whether for work or study. The common denominator of these noises is that they have all frequencies at the same power, so that the sound is linear and smooth.
How to use background sounds in iOS 15
Although smartphones have incorporated ways to improve concentration and prevent cell phone abuse for several years, no brand like Apple has developed a specific function to emit this type of noise.
The best thing is that it’s a option accessible from iOS 15, it is therefore integrated into the operating system. This avoids the step of finding and downloading a relaxation app that already had those white, rainy noises, saving time and storage. Another option that was (and still is) on both iPhone and iPad, is to go to the Apple Music app to find sessions with relaxing sounds for sleeping or focusing.
These background noises, as Apple calls them, were implemented with the arrival of iOS 15, with the same intention of relaxing, concentrating, and avoiding procrastination. Apple has thought a lot about this, which is why it has developed several sounds for you to choose from.
This way you will have up to 6 options to define a sound and use it when you need it: pink, white, brown, ocean, rain and stream noise. Most are related to colors, although many others refer to river currents or seas. To access it, you just need to follow a few very simple steps:
- Open the Fits app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Go to section ‘Accessibility‘, which you will find by dragging it down a bit.
- Click on the ‘Audio-visual‘.
- Once there, go to the ” sectionBackground sounds‘.
- When you enter this new section, before using the sounds, you must activate them. To do this, click on ‘Background sounds
On this last screen, you have several options to highlight. In addition to activating this function, you have the possibility to configure both the intensity of the volume of the sound itself and the volume of use of the terminal while it is playing. If you decide to activate this option, click on ‘For use while playing content‘although you can’t completely end this distraction.
And if you want to choose between the different noises that this function has, go to the ” section of the same menu.Sounds‘. From there you can select the one you like the most. You should know that these sounds are musical tracks that are play in a loop and endlessly. Also, since this is a feature imported from HomePod, there is every indication that more sounds will be added in future updates.
Do you know this background sounds feature in iOS 15?