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iPhone 14 has a hidden sound; here's how to make some noise; iPhone 13 users, look away

Apple has brought Mac-like startup and shut down sound for iPhone 14, but it is hidden. Know how to enable it.

| Updated on: Sep 21 2022, 17:53 IST
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1/5 The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display. The iPhone 14 Pro also has Apple’s ProMotion display technology offering 120Hz refresh rate, the highest refresh rate ever seen in an iPhone. Apple promises up to 2000 nits of peak brightness. (Apple)
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2/5 For the first time since the launch of iPhone X, Apple has heavily revamped the design of the iPhone. The iPhone 14 Pro features an all-new notch with a punch hole and pill shaped cutout in front housing all the sensors as well as the front camera. (Apple)
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3/5 The iPhone 14 Pro is powered by Apple’s new A16 Bionic chipset which offers blazing fast performance while maintaining high energy efficiency. Last year’s A15 Bionic was already the fastest processor in the market and the new 4nm A16 Bionic will strengthen iPhone’s position as the fastest smartphone in the market yet. (Apple)
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4/5 The iPhone 14 Pro has a brand new 48MP main camera with a 65% larger sensor than iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro also features Apple's enhanced Sensor Shift OIS with 24mm focus length. Professional photographers can take advantage of the ability to shoot 48MP ProRAW images. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 for the base 128GB variant. The 128GB variant is priced at $1,099 while the 512GB variant has been priced at $1,299. For those who want the maximum capacity to shoot ProRAW images, you can get the colossal 1TB variant priced at $1,499. (Apple)
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How to enable or disable the hidden iPhone 14 startup sound? (AFP)

The iPhone 14 product line has a bunch of new exciting features and one of them is a new accessibility feature that lets the device play a sound when the phone is turned off or on. This new feature is only limited to newer iPhone series and hence, it is not available on an iPhone 13 Pro or others. These startup or shutdown chimes are built into the iPhone 14's A16 chip, as part of the “bootrom,” according to 9to5Mac. The report explains when the phone boots, “At that point, iOS isn't actually running yet, so the only way for chimes to play right away is for them to be embedded in the chip's firmware.” And hence, Apple is not expected to issue an update for older devices to bring this feature. However, this doesn't explain how the non-Pro iPhone 14 models, which still use last year's A15 processor, have this feature. Anyways, Apple is yet to release any statement about whether this new startup sound feature will be rolled out the older iPhones as well or not.

If you already got your hands on the newly launched iPhone 14 then here's how you can enable or disable it.

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How to turn on iPhone 14 startup and shutdown sound?

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Step 1:

Open the Settings app on your iPhone 14 and head to Accessibility.

Step 2:

Scroll down your phone’s screen and select Audio/Visual. 

Step 3:

Now enable/disable the “Turn On & Off Sounds” toggle. 

Step 4:

Once done, the next time you shut your iPhone down or power it back on, you’ll hear those beautiful chimes.

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First Published Date: 21 Sep, 17:53 IST