Set background sounds

Presents a menu of the six options for Background Sounds available in Accessibility—balanced noise, bright noise, dark noise, ocean, ra, and stream sounds—then activates the choice, turns on the sounds, sets the volume to 20%, and also allows sounds during background media at 10%.

Actions Used

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Choose from Menu
Presents a menu and runs different actions based on which menu item was chosen.
Change Background Sound
Turns background sounds on or off. Background sounds mask unwanted environmental noise and can be used when media is playing. Background sounds can also be enabled under Accessibility in Settings.
Set Background Sounds
Change the background sound that will play when background sounds is turned on off. Background sounds mask unwanted environmental noise. Background sounds can also be enabled under Accessibility in Settings.
Set Background Sounds Volume
Sets the volume for background sounds. Background sounds mask unwanted environmental noise and can be used when media is playing. Background sounds can also be enabled under Accessibility in Settings.

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Set%20background%20sounds
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Set%20background%20sounds
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Set background sounds” end tell

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