IPHONE owners have been warned of a common mistake that could cause permanent damage.
When you get a warning, you should heed the advice before it’s too late.
It’s easy to get carried away with a favorite hit on Apple Music or Spotify and turn the volume up too high.
However, it is known that listening to music through headphones for too long can cause hearing damage.
Luckily, Apple has an alert to let you know if your device exceeds the recommended limit.
“Headphone alerts let you know if your audio exposure has been loud enough to affect your hearing for a long enough period of time — for example, above 80 decibels (dB) for a total of 40 hours over the past 7 days,” the company says.
“Your iPhone, iPod touch or Apple Watch can now warn you when you’re above 100% of the 7-day exposure limit while wearing headphones.
“These notifications make you more aware of your listening habits and help protect your hearing.”
Apple is prompting you to turn down the volume.
And what’s really helpful, the next time you plug in your headphones, the volume will automatically drop to a lower level.
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Users are also urged to take a look at their audio level usage in the iPhone Health app.
If you see a yellow headphone notification banner, take note.
Here you can usually find out whether your limit has been exceeded.
If you don’t see it, go to search Tab, then go to Hear.
Choose Headphone Notifications.
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