How did I not know my iPhone is also a white noise machine?

An iPhone with the white noise feature enabled
(Image credit: Apple)

iPhone 'hacks' do the rounds all the time, and more often than not, they're really not that impressive. Most of the time, it's a headline feature that Apple has been shouting about for months or years – but here's one that's taking users by surprise (before sending them to sleep). 

There are plenty of white noise apps available for the iPhone, designed to help users relax or drift off to sleep. But it turns out iOS 16 already has an in-built white noise feature – and like me, plenty of social media users were none the wiser. (Before you nod off, why not take a look at the best iPhone 14 deals?)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.