For the iPhone 14 series, Apple has added an optional new accessibility feature that plays a sound when the iPhone is powered on and off. Here's how to enable them.

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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.


Here's how to enable the new feature on ‌iPhone 14‌, ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your ‌iPhone 14‌.
  2. Scroll down and tap through to Accessibility.
  3. Under "Hearing," tap Audio/Visual.
  4. Toggle on the switch next to Turn On & Off Sounds.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

jdavid_rp Avatar
22 months ago
What kind of magic do those iPhone 14 have inside them to perform such a tremendous function that no other iPhone can do?
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
infinitejest Avatar
22 months ago

What kind of magic does those iPhone 14 have inside it to perform such a tremendous function that no other iPhone can't do?
The sound is not actually on your phone. It will be streamed from space via satellite connectivity. Hence, only iPhone 14 can do that.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Appleuser823 Avatar
22 months ago
Apple is starting to get too stupid now. Only the new models get a startup sound? If I’m disabled and can benefit from a startup sound then I have to buy an iPhone 14? There is now way the older devices can play a sound when turning on? Wow just wow
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sorgo † Avatar
22 months ago
“Can’t innovate anymore, my Accessibility!”
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
infinitejest Avatar
22 months ago

Woah, awesome! That's some next-level stuff!!!! But that means I always have to point my iPhone directly at a satellite above me, right?! How do I use the directional-connectivity feature of the satellite feature when my iPhone is turned off??? Or can I just never turn my phone off anymore when this feature is enabled???
It's actually recommended that from now on you only turn your iPhone on if you're on top of a mountain with a clear sky. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not risking turning it on when it's cloudy out there!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrisone Avatar
22 months ago

It's actually recommended that from now on you only turn your iPhone on if you're on top of a mountain with a clear sky. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not risking turning it on when it's cloudy out there!
And if it doesn’t work, you’re holding it wrong
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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