Doorbells But Not Sleigh Bells… Yet

Doorbells But Not Sleigh Bells… Yet

Your Mobile Phone Can Now Alert You to Important Environmental Sounds

Please note that the “Hey Siri” function will not work while Sound Recognition is running. You can still trigger Siri manually.

To trigger alerts for specific sounds, toggle on sound acknowledgment from the accessibility menu in settings. Choose which sounds you desire your phone to recognize from the sound recognition menu.

To use Sound Notifications on your Android device, make certain your Live Transcribe app is updated to the most current variation. If you do not have actually Live Transcribe set up already or if it didnt come pre-loaded on your device, you may download the free app from the Play Store. CNET has actually written a helpful article about how to access this new function.

Editors note: sadly, reindeer bells do not look like a sound recognition choice for either operating system.

iOS

Thank you Courtney Ness Fuchs and ND Assistive for assisting us comprehend an exciting brand-new accessibility function in both Android and iOS mobile phone os.

Android

With the current releases of the iOS 14 and Android 11 operating systems, your iOS and Android smart devices can now inform you to important environmental noises such as doorbells, fire alarms, and pets barking. These ease of access functions have been particularly designed for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing users. House signaling systems, such as the Clarity AlertMaster and Serene Innovations CentralAlert, have actually been around for many years but a great, mobile alerting system has been elusive until now.

iOS devices can alert you to the following sounds: fire and smoke alarms, sirens, cats, canines, appliances, car horns, doorbells, knocking, running water, and a crying child. To trigger notifies for specific sounds, toggle on sound acknowledgment from the accessibility menu in settings. Then choose which sounds you desire your phone to recognize from the sound recognition menu.

Android devices can alert you to the following sounds: smoke and emergency alarm, shouting, sirens, infants, pets barking, doorbell ringing, knocking, devices beeping, landline phones ringing, and running water. You can even get these notifications on your wearable Android gadgets!

To utilize Sound Notifications on your Android gadget, make sure your Live Transcribe app is upgraded to the most current version.