How To Enable iPhone 14 / Pro Boot Chime

Here’s how to enable iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Boot chime the right way.

Apple’s new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro both feature a new chime that sounds when they power on, just like a Mac. The chime is exclusive to the new iPhones, and there’s a very good reason why.

The chime, while cool, is actually an accessibility feature designed to help blind and low slighted people know when their iPhone has powered on.

Enabling the chime is super easy, too, but again it’s only available on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap Accessibility.

Step 3: Tap Audio/Visual

Step 4: Toggle the Power On and Off Sounds option to the On position.

That’s all there is to it. But why is this only available on Apple’s latest iPhones? The chime is built into the bootrom and embedded in the new A16 Bionic chip. Because the bootrom is read-only, it can’t be edited on older iPhones which in turn means that Apple can’t add the chime to anything that isn’t being built new as of right now.

That does mean that we should probably expect any refreshed iPhone SE to benefit from the same feature and, of course, all other flagship iPhones that launch from now on out, too.

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