Headphone safety feature on iPhone, iPod touch and Apple Watch is designed to notify people when their volume should be turned down. It calculates audio exposure over seven days and recommends turning the volume down to a specific level.
Headphone safety notification is supposed to let people know when they’ve been hearing music at loud volumes for prolonged periods, which could potentially harm their hearing.
If the device detects high volume levels in the weekly exposure limit calculations, it will notify and prompt you to turn the volume down. Even if you don’t, the volume will automatically be lowered the next time you connect the Bluetooth headset — this change can be manually overridden.
People can also set the iPhone, iPod touch or Apple Watch to automatically reduce headphone volume when it exceeds a preset decibel level using the ‘Reduce Loud Sounds’ feature.
Note that the seven-day exposure limit only applies to media audio and not phone calls.
Here we’ve explained the following topics:
- How to turn off headphone safety on iPhone?
- How to turn off headphone safety on Apple Watch?
- How to review headphone notifications via Health app?
- How to view real-time audio exposure levels?
- How to classify device type for accurate measurement?
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How to turn off Headphone Safety on iPhone?
Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPod touch and follow the steps mentioned below to turn off headphone safety on iPhone.
- Select Sounds
- Then tap on Headphone Safety
- Tap on the toggle button beside Headphone Notifications to turn off headphone notificaitons on iPhone.
- If you also wish to remove loud sound limit, tap on the toggle button beside Reduce Loud Sounds or adjust the slider according to your needs.
Once you’ve switched off the headphone safety notifications, you’ll no longer receive seven-day audio exposure prompts.
How to turn off Headphone Safety on Apple Watch?
- Open Settings.
- Select Sounds.
- Switch off the toggle button beside Headphone Safety and Reduce Loud Sounds.
Also read: How to sync Health app with Apple Watch?
How to review Headphone Notifications?
You can review the past headphone notifications and all-time data related to these notifications using the Health app. Open the Health app on your iPhone and follow the steps mentioned below.
- Tap on the Browse tab at the bottom-right of the Health app.
- Then select Hearing.
- On the next page, select Headphone notifications if data is available.
You can also check the exposure levels for the past seven days and data of audio levels for the past 12 months.
How to view real-time headphone audio levels?
You can review headphone audio levels in real-time on Apple Watch, iPhone and iPod touch to ensure that the volume levels aren’t too high. Follow the steps mentioned below.
- On Apple Watch, swipe up to launch the Control Centre and then tap on the Hearing icon.
- On iPhone and iPod touch, swipe down and then tap on the Hearing icon.
How to classify Device Type for accurate Headphone Audio Level measurements?
Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPod touch and follow the steps mentioned below to classify device type for more accurate measurement.
- Tap on Bluetooth.
- Then tap on the i (information) icon next to the Bluetooth device you want to classify.
- Then tap on Device Type.
- Then tap on Headphone or other options from the list to classify the device correctly.
This will ensure that the headphone audio levels measurements are more accurate.
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