Apple has bundled a nifty new feature on its flagship iPhone X, which aims to make disabling a head-splitting alarm first thing in the morning a little more bearable – and there’s a good chance you’ve already used it without noticing.
The iPhone X, as described in a first-hand account shared on Reddit, softens the volume of the alarm when it’s being looked at, thus eliminating the deafening screech that comes with holding the unit closer to your face to disable the chime.
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“Woke up this morning to my iPhone alarm and when I looked at my X, I noticed the volume lowered itself. I tried this again to make sure I wasn’t just imagining it after waking up, and it does,” wrote a Reddit user on Saturday, November 18.
“That is such a little thing that didn’t need to be a feature, but the fact that it is, is amazing. Now when I wake up and look at my phone its a softer volume instead of continually blaring the alarm at me. Little things like this are awesome.”
The volume-regulating feature also works when you’re receiving a telephone call; the handset rings at a predetermined volume when it’s unattended, but quietens as soon as you look at it – even if it’s resting on a flat surface.
If you aren’t a fan of the trait, however, you can easily turn it off. All you need to do is head into Settings, select General, hit Accessibility, followed by Face ID & Attention, then slide the toggle next to Attention Awareness Features to Off.
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