How do I turn on Dolby Atmos on my iPhone 12?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To turn on Dolby Atmos on your iPhone 12, you’ll need to follow these steps:

1. Update your iPhone 12 to the latest version of iOS: It’s important to ensure that your device is running the most recent software to access the Dolby Atmos feature. To check for updates, go to Settings, tap on General, and then select Software Update. If an update is available, follow the prompts to download and install it.

2. Open the Settings app: Locate the Settings app on your iPhone 12’s home screen and tap on it to open it. The Settings app is represented by a grey gear icon.

3. Access the Music settings: Scroll down the list of options in the Settings app until you find “Music.” Tap on it to access the Music settings.

4. Enable Dolby Atmos: Within the Music settings, you’ll find an “Audio” section. Tap on “Audio” to proceed.

5. Choose your Dolby Atmos setting: Under the Audio section, you’ll see the option for Dolby Atmos. Tap on it to open the Dolby Atmos settings.

6. Select your preferred Dolby Atmos mode: In the Dolby Atmos settings, you have three options to choose from: Automatic, Always On, and Off.

– Automatic: This setting allows your iPhone 12 to automatically switch between Dolby Atmos and stereo audio based on the content you’re listening to. It provides a dynamic and immersive audio experience when available.
– Always On: By selecting this setting, Dolby Atmos will always remain enabled, regardless of the audio content you’re playing. This ensures a consistent immersive audio experience across all media.
– Off: Choosing this option will disable Dolby Atmos, and your iPhone 12 will revert to the default stereo audio output.

7. Make your selection: Tap on the option that best suits your preferences. If you’re unsure, you can experiment with different settings to see which one you prefer.

It’s worth noting that not all audio content is encoded in Dolby Atmos. To fully experience the benefits of Dolby Atmos, you’ll need to listen to content that supports this technology, such as movies, TV shows, and music specifically mixed in Dolby Atmos. Some streaming services, like Apple Music and Netflix, offer Dolby Atmos content.

Remember to adjust your audio settings accordingly on the apps or services you use to ensure Dolby Atmos is enabled, if applicable. Enjoy the enhanced audio experience provided by Dolby Atmos on your iPhone 12!