How to play background sounds from Settings
Background Sounds is an accessibility feature. You’ll find it in the “Settings” app by going to Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Background Sounds.
There is no playback function in the background sound. It is just an on / off switch. When you are here, we recommend that you uncheck the “Use during media playback” option to prevent background sounds from being paid for with the media.
How to play background sounds from Control Center
Playing background sounds from the control center is much faster, but you need to add auditory controls first. To do this, open the “Settings” application and go to the “Control Center” section. Scroll down and tap the green plus icon next to the “Hearing” widget to add it to the hub.
Now, swipe down from the upper right corner of the iPhone or iPad to open the control center. Click on the new hearing control (it looks like an ear icon) and then click the “Background Sound” button at the bottom of the pop-up window or screen.
When finished, return to this screen and tap the blue “Background Sound” button at the bottom of the screen to stop the background sound.
Want more? Take a look at these alternative background sounds apps
After you start using the background sound feature, you may need more features, such as the ability to mix different sounds or just more sounds. This is when you should check out various background sound apps, and we’ll start with two good options.
Dark Noise: This may be the best background noise app. It’s priced at $ 9.99, but you can get a customizable, ad-free background sound experience. There are 50 unique sounds, shortcut automation, widget support, and multiple theme options.
Relax Melodies: This is a good free alternative. The app allows you to mix more than 200 sounds, brain waves and music.