iPhone or iPad
Requires iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or later
- Open Control Centre, then tap the Hearing button . If you can’t see it, add the Hearing button to Control Centre.
- Tap the Background Sounds switch button to start or stop playing background sounds.
- Tap the name of the current sound to view other sounds, then tap a sound name to listen to a preview. After you’ve chosen a sound, tap Background Sounds to go back.
- Tap the background to go back to Control Centre.
To stop playing when your device is locked or lower the volume when other media is playing, tap Background Sounds Settings, then choose an option.
If you use Headphone Accommodations, your current settings will be applied to Background Sounds automatically.
Requires macOS Ventura or later