A new iPhone 14 accessibility feature allows Apple’s new handsets to play a sound when they are turned on or off. Here is how to enable the setting. (Available only on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices.)
The startup and shutdown sound is designed to help blind and low-vision users quickly know when their iPhone 14 has been turned off or on. The new feature was apparently implemented due to requests from low vision and blind users, including Apple employees.
How to Activate the Power On & Off Sounds on an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro in iOS 16
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Accessibility.
- Under Hearing, tap on Audio/Visual.
- A toggle called Power On & Off Sounds can be turned on and off.
After the feature is toggled on, an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro will emit a loud “bong” noise when shut off and turned on.