Headphone audio customization is a notable addition to Accessibility in iOS 14 alongside the super useful Back Tap feature. Allows you to fine-tune the headphone audio output with supported headphones, including AirPods Pro and Beats. Whether you’re a audiophile who likes to get the most out of your headphones, or you want to improve the sound quality for a better listening experience, you’ll want to customize the headphone sound in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
Use Headphone Volume Customization on iPhone and iPad
In particular, the headphone docking feature works not only with music and movies, but also with phone calls. Mostly as with new iOS features like auto-reducing loud headphone volume, it currently only supports Apple hardware, including AirPods Pro, Beats Solo Pro, or Beats Studio (mostly those with active noise canceling).
Before you get started, make sure your headset is connected to your iPhone/iPad before you start sound customization. Otherwise, you’ll get a warning saying “Headphones Not Supported”.
1. Start Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Now, tap on Accessibility.
3. Next, select Audio/Visual.
4. Next, tap on Headphones Accommodation.
5. Next, turn on the switch right next to it. Headphones Accommodation.
6. Now, tap on Custom Sound Setup. Then follow the prompts to get the suggested custom sound profile. After customizing the headphone sound perfectly, you will be able to hear the standard sound according to your custom profile and choose which one to use.
7. Finally, you have the option to choose whether you want it or not. custom sound profile You also have the option to fine-tune the sound for a balanced tone, pitch or brightness. Note that optimizing for a balanced tone will provide a boost over a range of frequencies.
Depending on your needs, you can even choose to boost the soft sound. To do this choose light, medium or strong.
Customize Headphone Volume in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
So, this is how you can use the headphone docking feature on your iPhone and iPad. While I really appreciate this all-new feature, I wish it would support third-party headsets/headphones as well. Otherwise, a large number of iPhone owners will not be able to use it.
What do you think of this highly admirable feature? Share your thoughts about it in the comments below.