Mac startup sound He is truly creative, but an anomaly. None of the other Apple devices show any peeps on startup, relying solely on the presence of the company logo to let users turn on their iPhone or iPad. If you prefer an old school chime or you absolutely love it when your device makes a noise, you’re in luck: For the first time ever, your iPhone 14 turned on And the Shutdown sounds. It’s just hidden.
Twitter user and tech YouTuber Martin Noble gave us the hint:
Before you ask, no: these beats are unfortunately not available on older iPhones. Your iPhone 13 will remain silent forever when turned on and off, even after upgrading to iOS 16, while your friend’s new iPhone 14 has the option to make noise instead. The exclusivity of a new model doesn’t necessarily have to make you buy a new phone (although Apple would love to buy an iPhone 14 for whatever reason); The company isn’t announcing the feature, after all — it’s just something iPhone 14 users discovered for themselves after diving into the device’s settings.
According to 9to5MacChimes are integrated into the iPhone 14’s A16 chip, as part of the ‘bootrom’ It works when you start your phone for the first time. At this point, iOS hasn’t booted yet, so the only way to get the chimes to work right away is to include them in the chip’s firmware. If true, Apple will not be able to release an update to older devices to allow these same boot bells. However, this explanation does not take into account the fact that the iPhone 14 models are not Pro, Still using last year’s A15 processor (Albeit with “a little more grunt,” according to The Verge), you also have the advantage. Maybe Apple programmed audio into the A15 chip by going with the standard iPhone 14? Too mysterious. (I’ve reached out to Apple to verify, and will update this post if they provide an explanation.)
While it works, there’s no reason why Apple can’t release an update that lets your iPhone ring when iOS is working. Do startup, or just before the operating system shutdown. I think it’s not the same feeling as hearing the tone syncopated with the Apple logo, but it still might scratch the Apple geek itch. However, its presence on the iPhone 14 suggests that it will likely be included in future iPhones as well, and as an accessibility feature, it makes sense to allow visually impaired users with auditory confirmation on the operation of their phones.
How to enable your iPhone 14’s hidden startup and shut down sounds
Turning on these chimes is simple. Open the Settings app and head to Accessibility > Audio/Visual. Tap the toggle next to Power On & Off Sounds. The next time you shut your iPhone down or power it back on, you’ll hear those delightful chimes. It’s not quite the signature Mac “Bong!” but it’s quite nice all the same.