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Warning to IGNORE a simple iPhone hack that could permanently hurt you

Be very careful when adjusting your iPhone’s volume settings – it could cause serious problems.

A trick to increase your iPhone volume is shared online, but it is very risky.

Be very careful when adjusting the volume on your iPhone headphones

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Be very careful when adjusting the volume on your iPhone headphonesCredit: apple

It’s possible to edit your iPhone’s sound profile when using a pair of Apple AirPods 3 or AirPods Pro.

You can create a “custom audiogram” that allows you to increase the volume significantly.

Headphone volume is usually limited to protect your ears.

However, it is possible to increase the volume limit to 160 dB, a dangerous listening level.

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Accessibility tools are designed to help people who may have trouble using some iPhone features – like people with hearing problems.

“Hearing loss from loud noises is permanent but preventable,” says the WHO in a March 2022 report.

“Exposure to loud noises causes temporary hearing loss or tinnitus.

“But prolonged or repeated exposure can cause permanent hearing damage, resulting in irreversible hearing loss.”

Experts generally recommend keeping headphone volume below 85 dB.

And it’s important not to listen to loud music for long periods of time.

“Don’t listen to music too loud,” says Britain’s NHS.

Listening to music above 85dB should only be done for very short periods of time as it can cause hearing loss.

So do not adjust the volume on your iPhone unless recommended by a doctor.

Luckily, Apple’s Health app can tell you if your volume is too loud.

open that health app and tap the search tab in the lower-right corner of your screen.

Choose Listen and type Headphone audio level to view a summary of your recent listening habits.

You can toggle at the top of the screen if you want to see hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly data.

If you scroll down, the tool tells you whether or not your average headphone audio levels were above the 85 decibel mark over the past seven days.

If that were the case, you should consider reducing the amount of noise you expose yourself to.

“Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 are at risk of hearing loss from prolonged and excessively loud music and other recreational noise exposure,” warns the WHO.

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“This can have devastating consequences for their physical and mental health, education and job prospects.”

If you have hearing problems related to using headphones, talk to a doctor.

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