Mom shares a hidden iPhone feature that will help you and your baby calm down
If you or your child are having a stressful day, you might be interested to know about a hidden feature built into your iPhone that can really help both of you.
Chassedy just saved countless people headaches after revealing how to unlock the iPhone’s white noise generator that can keep playing in the background of any app – And you are about to become one of them:
“Did you know the iPhone has a built-in noise generator? Use for you or to calm your baby,” she wrote.
Why would this trick come in handy, I hear you ask?
White noise can help you get a better night’s sleep by blocking out noise in your environment that might otherwise disturb you. Regular listening can even train your brain to know when it’s time to go to bed.
It can be a lifesaver for parents who have a restless baby at home – or need a better night’s sleep for themselves.
Of course, you can find countless white noise playlists on YouTube, so what’s the point of having it as a built-in feature on your iPhone?
Well, practically, playing white noise from your iPhone means you can keep scrolling through the apps you like, while the soothing sounds keep playing in the background, instead of having to keep an app like YouTube open.
This can be very useful for parents who want to soothe their children to sleep but are not quite done scrolling through their phone.
Sounds like a dream – literally!
So here’s what you need to do to make it happen:
Step one; open the Settings app and scroll down to the Accessibility tab.
When you get there, scroll down to the Audio/Visual tab and you’ll find a page you’ve probably never seen before.
In addition to controlling headphones and noise reduction from your phone, this folder also offers something called “Background Sounds”.
According to the menu, this option enables ‘play background sounds to mask unwanted environmental noise. These sounds can minimize distractions and help you focus, calm down or rest.’
For step two, just click on the “Background Sounds” button and you’ll get a whole range of options, from ocean or stream to rain or dark noise.
Finally, all you need to do to get the soothing sounds going is to exit the Settings app.
Then, when you swipe down to access the tools menu, you’ll see a little ear icon. When you tap on it, you will be able to turn on the selected background sound.
Prepare yourself for countless nights of good sleep. Thank me later.