Insomnia or sleeplessness is one of the biggest problems for those using digital devices a lot. Listening to a mild music is the best solution to deal with sleeping problems. There are hundreds of free and premium apps available in iPhone App Store for managing your sleep timing. Even iPhone has a Screen Time, Health and Fitness apps for keeping body and mind in shape. However, listening to mild background sound during your bedtime can easily help to have a good sleep.
Playing Background Sound in iPhone
There are no third-party apps needed for this.
- Tap on Settings app and go to “Accessibility” section.
- Scroll down to “Hearing” section and tap on “Audio/Visual” option.
- Tap on “Background Sounds” option which is set to “Off” by default. As you can see in the description, it can help to focus on work or taking rest.
- On the next screen, tap the switch against “Background Sounds” and enable that option.
- Tap on “Sound” option and choose “Rain” or any other option from the list.
- iPhone will download the high-quality music which you can play as your background sound.
Deleting and Downloading Sounds
Other than rain, you have few more background sound options like ocean, stream, balanced noise, bright noise and dark noise. You can tap on any of these options and download the music to your iPhone. If you do not like the these sounds for any reason, tap on “Edit”. You will see the size of each sound in the list.
Tap on the – icon and then select “Delete” option to remove the high-quality sounds from your iPhone. However, the sample music will still be there on your phone and anytime you can redownload the high-quality music by tapping on the option again.
Other Background Sound Options
After selecting the background sound, you can set the volume and allow the background to play along with other media. Perhaps you should disable “Use When Media is Playing” option if you are focusing on sleeping. Otherwise, tap on “Play Sample” to listen and adjust the volumes accordingly.
If you want the background sound to play entire night, then disable “Stop Sounds When Locked” option. Otherwise, you can enable this option to disable background sound when the iPhone is locked. Then go to “Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock” section and set the timer as 5 minutes. In this manner, you can listen to the background sound as well as get the light for 5 minutes from your iPhone screen.
You can also use this background sound for pranking your friends by playing a background rain sound in iPhone when it is locked. You can use rain, stream or ocean sounds in the bedtime for focusing on your sleep without disturbing mind. Unfortunately, there are no options to upload your own music and listen to it as a background sound.