These days, Android phones can do a lot more than just call and text. Did you know that you can now receive alerts for important sounds in your surroundings? Well, Google has launched an app for the hearing impaired that uses your phone’s microphone to send notification alerts to your phone when it detects sound. So in this article, I am going to tell you how you can get your house sounds notification alerts on your android phone.
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Receive notification alerts of your home sounds on the phone
To activate Emergency Alerts on your Android, you will need Google’s Live Transcribe app. If your smartphone is running Android 11, it will already be available there. This service is intended for the hearing impaired, but regular users can also take advantage of this application.
Download the Live Transcribe app
Steps to Use the Live Transcribe App for Alerts
Once you have downloaded the app to your phone, please follow the steps below to activate emergency sound alerts in your home.
1. Open the Live Transcribe app on your phone and allow permission to use your phone’s microphone.
2. Now tap on the gear icon at the bottom left corner of the app.
3. A pop-up menu will appear and select “Open sound notifications” from there.
4. On the next page, you will see the “Welcome to Sound Notifications” screen. Press the “Activate” button below.
5. Now follow the instructions on the screen. Press “Ok”.
6. The app will then switch to a live view and start listening to sounds in its surroundings.
You should keep the phone in a room where you want to hear sound. Once the app selects a sound, it will send out notifications by turning on the camera flash to alert you. It will also send a notification to a connected laptop, if applicable.
The app can identify different sounds including fire alarms, screaming, baby crying, doorbells and banging, dogs, device beeping, running water tap and landline phones, etc. .
Live Transcribe can also perform real-time speech-to-text transcription on your phone screen. This option is also designed for people with hearing loss to understand the conversations around them, but it can be useful in other scenarios as well.
So you can receive emergency notification alerts of your home sounds on your Android phone with the Live Transcribe app. Tell us in the comments, how you like it. For more app tips and tricks, stay tuned!
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