Category: audio

How to Check Your Headphone Volume Level In Real Time to Keep Your Ears Safe with iPhone & iPad

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Plenty of us know that listening to music too loudly can impair our hearing in the long term, but how loud is too loud? Apple has offered historical data on how loud your earphones have been blasting music for a while, but with modern iOS and iPadOS versions, that feature is now available in real-time, and for the first time, on iPhone and iPad.


Doctors say that listening to anything of around 80dB for more than 40 hours per week can increase the chance of loss of hearing – and that isn’t something you want to risk. This new feature helps us to visualize how…

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How to Mute iPhone & Turn Off All Sound

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Whether you’re spending time with someone special, in class, trying to focus, or you’re in the middle of an important meeting, you might want to mute your iPhone and completely silence all phone calls & notifications, so that you don’t get distracted easily by the beeps, buzzes, and alerts emanating from your iPhone.

In some cases, muting ringtones and alerts aren’t good enough, since your phone starts vibrating in silent mode. Or, you may want to disable any kind of sound that may come out of your iPhone. These could include sounds when you take…

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How to Find What Song is Playing with iPhone Music Recognition

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Do you want a quick and easy way to identify the song that’s being played on the radio, TV, or anywhere in public? Apple has made it a whole lot easier with the modern iOS and iPadOS software updates, and you don’t even need to rely on asking Siri or a third-party app anymore.

Most of us already know about the Shazam app and what it’s used for. Well, Apple acquired Shazam back in 2018 and it only meant good news for iOS users. For a long time, iPhone and iPad users have had the option to ask Siri to find out the song that’s being played with Shazam…

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How to Improve Recording Quality of Voice Memos on iPhone & iPad

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Do you regularly use the built-in Voice Memos app to record audio using your iPhone or iPad? In that case, you may be interested in using this neat but simple trick to improve the quality of the recorded audio.

Voice Memos records the audio just fine out of the box without any issues, but advanced users may sometimes want the added benefit of lossless quality, especially if they’re using an external microphone. The app records compressed audio so that the recorded files don’t take a lot of storage space on your iPhone or iPad.

If you’re looking to…

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How to Turn a Voice Memo into Ringtone on iPhone

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Have a voice memo that you’d like to convert to a ringtone for iPhone? If you want to create your own custom ringtones for incoming texts and phone calls, you can turn to Garageband. But beyond setting songs as ringtones or making your own from scratch, you can also use Garageband to turn voice recordings into a ringtone, right from your iPhone, and no computer is required.

Any kind of audio can be recorded directly on to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the Voice Memo app that comes pre-installed on Apple devices. This allows you to create custom audio…

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How to Save Audio Messages on iPhone & iPad

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If you send and receive audio messages with the Messages app on iPhone or iPad, you might be interested in saving those audio messages, which must be done manually. Unlike photos and videos, the stock Messages app does not automatically save the audio messages on your iPhone or iPad, but with a a simple trick, you can save the audio messages you want to keep.

Apple’s iMessage service which is baked into the Messages app is extremely popular among Apple users, as it offers a free and convenient way to send text messages, attachments, animojis, etc. to iOS,…

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How to Use Sound Recognition Alerts on iPhone & iPad

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What if we told you that your iPhone or iPad can listen for sounds such as doorbells, fire alarms, car horns, dogs, cats, sirens, door knocks, water running, babies crying, and more? Whether you have any sort of hearing impairment, or perhaps just a device sitting in another room or part of the house, you may have trouble listening to the sounds around the home.

With the iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 update, Apple has introduced an all-new accessibility feature called Sound Recognition to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s obviously useful for other…

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How to Record Screen with External Audio on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to record external audio while you’re screen recording using your iPhone or iPad? This could come handy in multiple instances, like when you’re trying to record music that’s being played in the background or if you’re simply just making a tutorial using your device.

You’re probably aware of the built-in screen recording functionality within iOS, that was first introduced alongside the release of iOS 11 back in 2017. This allows users to record short clips of their screens and share them with other users for various purposes. However, you…

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How to Play Apple Music in Any Web Browser

Web: When I’m on Windows, I can’t stand iTunes. Even when I’m on my MacBook, the experience is less than ideal. But what can you do? If you’ve bought into Apple’s ecosystem—especially its $9.99/month Apple Music—you don’t really have a choice. Right?

I recently stumbled across the open-source web app musi.sh, and it’s a delight. Finally, someone has gone and crafted a lovely looking web-based version of Apple Music that you can listen to directly from your favorite browser, rather than having to deal with iTunes at all. (Playapplemusic.com used to be an option as well, but that site no longer seems to work.)

To get started, visit Musish and click on “Or just browse” to give the web-based experience a peek. Once you’re ready for the real deal, click on the “Connect to Apple Music” button to start linking your account with the service. Your credentials should be secure, since the site appears to be using Apple’s sign-in and authentication process (and APIs) to forge the connection.

Once you’ve signed in to your Apple account, you’ll see a pretty web interface that looks kind of like what you’d otherwise see in iTunes, only now in your browser. Since the site incorporates Apple’s horizontal navigation for things like playlists, songs, and albums, I find it easiest to hold Shift and scroll up and down with my mouse wheel when I need to go side-to-side instead of up-and-down.

Screenshot: David Murphy

There’s no support for Apple Music’s radio stations yet, so here’s hoping Musish’s developers find a way to integrate that someday. (Don’t hold your breath, as I believe that’s an Apple issue, not a Musish issue.) The site also lacks Apple Music’s social features, and I don’t believe there’s a way to “heart” tracks you enjoy. You can add songs to playlists, however, so there’s that—a feature I couldn’t test myself, as I don’t subscribe to Apple Music.

Speaking of, this site won’t let you do much of anything if you aren’t an Apple Music subscriber, which makes sense. Wave goodbye to those dreams of accessing your iTunes library from anywhere on Earth (without paying Apple for the privilege, that is). If you’re looking for a free way to do that, you’re better off going with Google Play Music.

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