New 'Unlocked Mac' Sound

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sirious, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Sirious, Mar 30, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017

    Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

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    Can we just take a minute to appreciate the new sound Apple Watch makes when it unlocks your Mac?
    The old sound had me going crazy as it sounded like I got an email or something!

    (watchOS 3.2)
     
  2. QzzB macrumors regular

    QzzB

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    Until you said this, I didn't even know the noise had been changed. Have to admit, I spend about 99% of the time with it on mute, the vibration alone is enough for a watch I believe.

    Is much better, that has caught me out before and looked at my wrist thinking there was a email or text at the same I unlocked!
     
  3. testcard macrumors 68030

    testcard

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    Sorry, but i really dislike the new sound. File under 'first world problem'.
     
  4. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    I have mixed feelings about the new sound. When I first heard it, I wondered if my Watch was brushing up against something, or if the haptic motor was starting to fail. That's the general feeling I have when there's ambient noise or music at even moderate volume. In a quiet environment and/or with soft music, the sound is almost like a refined unlocking or mechanical sound, and I'd agree that it sounds nice.

    I guess I prefer the old one, but perhaps over time this will grow on me.
     
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  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Me too.... thought I'd flooded the speaker/taptic beyond repair.
     
  7. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    The original sound was irritatingly intrusive. The new one sounds like the watch is broken.
     

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