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The Simple Way to Prevent Your iPhone from Sending Unwanted Audio Messages «iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks



Your iPhone's audio messages can get you in trouble if they haven't already. It is way too easy for your iPhone to start recording without your knowledge, only to send a friend or family member a conversation you have about them. (Clumsy.) Fortunately, protecting yourself is just the touch of a button.

Here's how the function should work:

In a conversation thread in the Messages app, when you hold your iPhone up to your ear, it automatically starts recording audio. If you pull your iPhone away, it will stop recording and you can send the audio message.

Not a problem, right?

Unfortunately, your iPhone can easily be tricked and may think you are holding it to your ear if you just put it in your arm or shoulder. Now that conversation about Mike is being recorded and accidentally sent to Mike himself. (Yikes.)

To protect yourself from a potentially uncomfortable situation, go to Settings -> Messages and scroll down to Audio Messages . Toggle the switch here next to & # 39; Raise to Listen & # 39; off, the respective function. Doing so will not disable audio messages as a whole, so you can still send them via the sound wave icon that appears in the text box.

Disabling the "Increase to Listen" option will prevent your iPhone automatically records, but also prevents your iPhone from going up to listen to incoming audio messages, so keep that in mind. Instead, you just have to play them manually with a tap.

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