To be able to use Sound notifications you will need to have the Live Transcribe app installed on your device. If Live Transcribe is not pre-installed on your device, you can download and install it from the Google Play store.
By default, Sound notifications listens for the following sounds. To customise the list and change how Sound notifications delivers its alerts, see the guide How to customise the Sound notifications feature in Android 12.
This section explains how to use the Sound notifications feature in Android 12. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.
1. Tap the Settings icon on your Home page or in your app tray to open the Settings. Select Accessibility.
2. Scroll down to the Audio section and tap Sound notifications. On the next screen, tap Open Sound notifications.
3. You’ll see a message explaining what Sound notifications does. Tap Turn on. You may also see a message asking for permission to record audio. Tap While using the app.
4. You’ll now see another message explaining where to place your device and how to get the most from the feature. Tap OK.
5. Sound notifications will now be listening out for important sounds, which it will show on the scrolling timeline on the screen. You don’t need to stay on this screen, however. You can use your device for other tasks or leave it where it is best placed to hear the sounds you want to detect. Sound notifications will run in the background, even when the device is locked.
6. By default, when a sound is detected, your device will vibrate, and the camera flash will flash several times. You will also receive an on-screen notification. You can tap on any notifications to return to the Sound notifications screen.
7. To pause Sound notifications and adjust other settings, go to the Sound notifications screen and tap the Settings button in the top-right corner.
8. To pause notications, tap the toggle switch for Sound notifications are active to turn it off.
9. To check your notifications to see if you’ve missed a sound notification, slide your finger down from the top of the screen to open the notifications screen. Any Sound notifications you have received will be listed here. Tap the down arrow with the number to see all sound notifications. Tap an individual notification to see it on the Sound notifications timeline.
10. You can also check your notifications on the timeline itself. Go to the Sound notifications timeline screen. Tap the back arrow to jump back to previous notifications. Tap Now to return to the current time.
Note: We have written these instructions for devices running the standard version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the theme.