Hacking push notifications for deliveries on the iPhone

My Mac Studio is arriving soon 🎉 and I need to sign for it. The problem is I’m usually working in the basement with headphones. My house didn’t have a door bell either. The result is I never hear when a delivery person knocks. So I solved it:

  1. I got a cheap (CA$25) bluetooth doorbell chime and plugged the receiver in at my office.
  2. Turned on Settings → Accessibility → Sound Recognition → Sounds → Doorbell on my iPhone.

Now when the door bell rings I get a time-sensitive push notification on my phone.

As the saying goes, accessibility technology is for everyone.

Jonathan Sick @jonathansick