Hearing Strange sounds on my new Iphone

iOS & iPadOS

Hello all,

Having upgraded to the new Iphone SE from the old one, I am frequently hearing certain strange sounds, mostly when I wake or unlock, but sometimes otherwise as well. If I have to describe them, I would say like a swoosh sound sometimes, or a very short noise of people as in sports, or even some animal-like sound. Anyone experienced this and know what they're about. Of course no hindrance to my use of the phone at all, not even a bother as they are momentary, but just curious to know what they are about.

Thanks in anticipation!



Submitted by Paul Martin on Thursday, July 23, 2020

There's a sound for activating that feature which I'd picture similar to what you outlined. Since you've the SE2, possibly tapping the virtual home button without realizing it would make this happen.
By the way, you can have a look in the Voiceover audio settings to learn sounds.

Submitted by Geoff on Thursday, July 23, 2020

This is probably the reachability feature which reduces the size of the screen display so its easier to reach items at the top of the screen.

You control it by double tapping the home button (not double clicking).

This feature has been around for years, but your previous phone didn't have it because of the smaller screen size.

You can turn it off in the accessibility settings.

Submitted by tripolice on Thursday, July 23, 2020

This is what it is. Double tapping the home button invokes it.