Apple added the startup and shutdown chimes as a new accessibility feature after many Blind users and people with low-vision reportedly asked the company for a clear way to tell whether their iPhone had restarted, and now anyone can enable them.
iPhone 14 accessibility tidbit: Apple has added a Mac-like startup chime when you boot the phone. My understanding is a lot of Blind and low vision people, even inside the company, wished for a concrete way to tell whether their phone restarted. — Steven Aquino (he/him) (@steven_aquino) September 7, 2022
Here's how to enable the new feature on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone 14.
- Scroll down and tap through to Accessibility.
- Under "Hearing," tap Audio/Visual.
- Toggle on the switch next to Turn On & Off Sounds.
That's all there is to it. You'll now know whenever your iPhone has started up or shut down without even having to look at the screen. To disable the sounds, simply turn off the same toggle in Settings.