Users with an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro and a Sonos speaker can now configure one of the best features that the brand includes in its audio equipment. A user of Reddit has verified that Sonos has begun to make these models compatible with Trueplaya setting that is able to measure the way sound bounces off walls, furniture, or other objects in the room, so the speakers distribute audio much more precisely.
Trueplay, specifically, uses the microphone of the iPhone to be able to carry out the respective measurements. Sonos, however, must make this feature compatible with the aforementioned component of the respective models, and so far it has not done so with the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro. Smartphones that we remember, were announced at the beginning of September; almost three months ago. The company also does not seem to have officially confirmed compatibility. Some users, however, have found that the feature is already showing up in the Sonos app. They affirm, yes, that for the feature to appear they have had to force close the app or even uninstall and reinstall it.
sonos states on its website what trueplay “measure how sound bounces off walls, furniture and other surfaces in the room and tune your Sonos speaker so it sounds great everywhere”. Therefore, if you have an iPhone 14 and a compatible Sonos speaker, it is recommended to activate the function. Setting it up, yes, requires a series of steps and some patience, as it is a process that lasts approximately 3 minutes.
How to set up Trueplay on Sonos speakers with an iPhone 14
To configure TruePlay on a Sonos speaker with an iPhone 14, you just have to access the company’s app, enter Settings and then the System option. Next, you must choose the previously configured speaker and, finally, click on Trueplay > Trueplay setting. The app will show the steps you must follow. Among them, authorizing the use of the microphone and moving around the room so that the system is able to detect surfaces.
Sonos also offers a series of tips to be able to adjust Trueplay in a much more precise way with the iPhone 14 or another compatible model. One of them is to avoid noise, such as voices, footsteps, etc., so that the microphone can pick up sound correctly. He also recommends covering “as much of the room as possible” while the measurement is being carried out and, above all, “paying special attention” to those areas where you usually listen to music. The company asks, on the other hand, that the speaker volume not be changed during the adjustment, even if it is “quite high”.
It is important to mention that Trueplay setup only needs to be done once. So if you don’t have a compatible iPhone, you can ask a friend or family member for one. Do not forget, of course, to log out of the Sonos app once the adjustment is complete.