Personalized sound recognition allows you to receive notifications when your iPhone hears critical sounds you can’t. Here’s how to use it in iOS 16.
Active noise cancellation is effective, but you still sometimes need to hear sounds that demand your attention. Whether you’re jamming on some headphones or stepping away for a few minutes, sound recognition ensures you’re always within notification of vital sounds.
If the sound you need for your phone to recognize doesn’t appear on the standard list, you can customize your own. You can customize alarms or appliance noises, and to do so, you’ll need to tap on Custom Alarm or Custom Appliance or Doorbell.