With the rollout of iOS 15 this week, together with important updates to apps like FaceTime and Safari, Apple quietly launched background sounds — a nifty new function that enables iPhone customers to activate traditional ambient noises like rain, ocean waves and the trickling of a river stream, to assist them focus or sleep. However it took customers little time to seek out an unintended new function as summer time ends and we enter the gloomier second half of the yr: Making unhappy songs even sadder.
IOS 15; rain background noise + feels music = pic.twitter.com/5AAmxCnOyu
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As customers throughout TikTok and Twitter have identified, including background noises could make listening extra immersive, which signifies that river streams coupled with the Beatles’ “Mom Nature’s Son” can take listeners to a sunny golden discipline outdoor, and ocean waves can add a sure dramatic aptitude to “Summertime Unhappiness.” And the rain can add a brand new degree of coziness to vibey songs — however, most apparently, it will possibly flip any already-sad tune right into a sob fest.
#ios15 shitting tears rn
Turning on the brand new function is simple. One want solely go to the accessibility tab beneath settings then scroll all the way down to audio/visible. Background sounds could be turned on there with choices together with three white noise sounds together with rain, ocean and stream. As soon as background sounds are on, go to Apple Music or Spotify, and pull up Frank Ocean’s “Ivy” or perhaps Taylor Swift’s “August” — and give attention to the fusion of downpour with the songs’ basic morose tone as you reminisce a few still-smarting heartbreak, construct out fictional reminiscences of a life that by no means got here to be with a crush, or simply ponder how alone you actually are this autumn. (Not that I’ve any leftover angst from my very own moody teenage years, or something.)
In your comfort, we made a playlist that includes nothing unhappy songs you’ll be able to strive the function out on — its efficacy most likely peaks at round 2 a.m. — though listening to Blonde in its entirety as a substitute will doubtless have the identical impact.
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