If you have an iPhone with iOS 14 or iOS 15, you may have noticed that there is a new feature “Headphone Safety” in the sub-menu in Settings.
The Headphone Safety feature is available on iPhone, iPod touch and Apple Watch and is designed to notify people that the volume they are listening to is too high and should be turned down.
However, some users have complained that they can’t increase their volume beyond a certain level on their devices, and they aren’t sure how to turn off the headphone safety feature on their iPhones.
If you too have trouble with the Headphone Safety feature and don’t know how to turn it off, in this post we’ll explain the details behind the feature and how to disable it.
Apple released the feature with the launch of iOS 14 in 2020. The feature checks the real-time audio decibels levels and makes sure that headphone audio levels are safe for the health of your ears.
Simply put, your iPhone determines whether you have been listening to loud music over a long period of 7-day. If you reach the recommended 7-day audio exposure limit, your iPhone will send you the notification to lower your volume, or it will lower the sound levels automatically.
And the option to turn the volume up appears to differ according to your region, which may be problematic for some users.
Also, after receiving the notification, the volume will be automatically adjusted to a lover volume the next time you plug in your headphones or connect them through Bluetooth.
The Headphone Safety feature can be enabled in two ways:
As much as volume control to prevent hearing damage is a serious concern, users have raised some questions regarding Apple’s volume control feature.
People also think that a device and the company behind it shouldn’t be able to decide on their behalf to listen to music at a lower volume.
Moreover, users have reported that sometimes iPhone recognizes Bluetooth speakers and car stereos as headphones, and also puts volume limitations on these devices.
If your iPhone is running on iOS 14.2 or later, you have the option to turn off the feature.
To turn off headphone safety on Apple Watch, follow the steps below:
Although Apple introduced the Headphone Safety feature to safeguard the health of its users and prevent hearing damages, you still might want to have control over the volume level on your headphones. Also, the feature requires some improvements.
You can follow the steps explained above and turn off the headphone safety feature in a few easy taps.
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