iOS 15 Has Background Sounds To Minimize Distractions & Maximize Focus

Image of an iPhone X’s command center highlighting the new background sounds icon.

Every new version of iOS 15 comes with many new accessibility features and iOS 15 is no exception. One of the new accessibility features is called “Background Sounds” which will be helpful for neurodivergent people who want to keep a certain sound going to help them stay focused and calm while minimizing distractions. 

These new sounds can be found under “AudioVisual” in SettingsAccessibility/Hearing where a user can choose from a variety of sounds like balanced noise, bright noise, dark noise, ocean, rain, and stream. The settings on this screen also allow the user to play these sounds even when other media is playing and the screen is locked.

See how to enable and use it in the video below:

Do you think this is useful for you or someone you know? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Marina Fournier May 26, 2022 at 1:54 am

    The water sounds, which I’d prefer, are way too fast.

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