iOS 14 silently adds accessibility features

by nativetechdoctor
2 minutes read

A useful accessibility feature was added to iOS 14, which Apple debuted at WWDC 2020, called “Sound Recognition” on the morning of April 23.

According to Neowin, Reddit Jsmith4523 users share information about voice recognition through video by the way it works. When turned on, it detects and sends notifications to sounds that are played on other devices near the user’s device.

It can detect various sounds such as doorbells, knock sounds, smoke alarms, and others. These tones are then passed on to the user via notification – a function that is useful for people with hearing loss.

In fact, Sound Recognition is a feature familiar to previous Android users because the Google Live Transcribe app for Android offers the same options. However, on iOS, this feature is included in the operating system and allows users to set notifications for 14 different types of sounds.

iOS 14 will be released to a large number of users this fall, compatible with all devices running iOS 13 currently. Interested users can join the Apple Developer program to download the iOS 14 beta installer for Apple developers. In addition to Sound Recognition, this operating system also brings a number of other improvements such as the App Library application tray, home screen widget, picture-in-picture …

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