ASMR has been a growing community over the past 5 years and people tend to love the subtle sounds of nature the most. Apple seems to have recognized this because the company has now added the ability to play background sounds when listening to media on your iOS 15 device.
This feature helps you concentrate better and focus on the task at hand. Many users around the world have enjoyed this feature and adding rain sounds to your melancholy tracks seems like the way to go. If you too have heard of this new feature and want to add Rain sounds to your own music, you can use the guide below.
What are “Background Sounds” in iOS 15?
Background sounds are a new feature in iOS 15 that gives you a set of ambient tracks for playback. This new feature gives iOS the ability to overlay these tracks over your multimedia audio to produce a more ambient and engaging experience that helps you focus better.
The sounds of nature are often used as white noise by many people around the world. This new feature now gives you the ability to layer any podcast or song with nature sound to your liking for a more immersive experience. Here’s how to add rain to music, song, or podcast in iOS 15.
Add a rain sound
Follow the guide below to add background sound for all media that will be played on your device in the future.
Open the Settings app on your device and tap “Accessibility.”
Press “Audio / Visual” now.
Press “Background sounds”.
Activate the toggle at the top of your screen.
Now press “Sound”.
Press and select “Rain”.
Close the Settings app and the rain sounds will now be enabled for your device.
Play a song or any music
Play a song on your iPhone now using any app you want (including Apple Music or Spotify), and you should hear background rain sounds at the default volume. You can adjust the volume of your rain sounds using the guide below if needed.
Adjust the volume of the rain sound
Open the Settings app and tap “Accessibility”.
Press “Audio / Visual”.
Select “Background Sounds”.
Now press “Read sample”.
You will now hear a sample track. You can use the slider for “Volume when media is playing” to adjust your rainfall volume relative to your media volume.
You can also adjust the general volume of the rain using the slider at the top.
This will adjust the volume of your background sound when no media is playing.
Other background sounds you can choose
Apple also offers a few other ambient sounds that you can use as background sound in iOS 15. If you are looking for another sound besides “Rain”, you can follow the guide below to choose a different sound.
Open Settings and tap “Accessibility”.
Now press “Audio / Visual”.
Select “Background Sounds”.
Select one of the following choices based on your preferences.
- Balanced noise
- Luminous noise
- Dark noise
Once selected, close the Settings app and your changes should be reflected automatically when playing media audio from a compatible app.
We hope you were able to use Rain and other sounds as a background in iOS 15 using the guide above. If you have any other questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below.