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IF YOU love listening to music on your iPhone, then a new iOS setting may help to protect your hearing – here’s what you need to know.

It’s no secret that blasting music on your headphones can significantly damage your ears – especially over time.

A new iOS setting may help to protect your hearing.


A new iOS setting may help to protect your hearing.Credit: Getty

Thankfully, Apple is aware of this and recently released ‘Headphone Safety’ with its new iOS 14.

What is the Headphone Safety feature?

The iPhone Headphone Safety feature lets users know if there’s a need to turn their device’s volume down.

Apple released this feature to protect its users from potential hearing damage caused by listening to media too loudly for too long.

How does this feature work?

This feature works by sending users notifications.

“Headphone Notifications let you know if your audio exposure has been loud enough for long enough to affect your hearing,” the tech giant explained in a blog post.

“Your iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple Watch can now alert you when you’ve exceeded 100% of the 7-day exposure limit while wearing headphones.”

Furthermore, the tool will also automatically lower your device’s volume the next time you connect your headphones.

How can I turn this feature on?

To enable this tool, head to Settings, then tap Sounds & Haptics for iPhone 7 and later, or Sounds on earlier models.

Once there, tap on Headphone Safety and toggle on Reduce Loud Sounds.

You can then drag the slider to choose a ‘loud sound’ you don’t want your headphone volume to exceed.

iPhone then analyzes your headphone audio and reduces any sound that’s louder than the level you set.

Apple also notes that depending on a person’s country or region, Headphone Notifications may be turned on by default.

And in some countries or regions, you may not be able to turn the feature off.

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