Dark Noise is a simple yet powerful way to play ambient noise to help you sleep, focus, or relax.

Each of the 40+ high quality sounds features a delightfully animated icon that brings the sound to life. Create custom mixes for an endless variety of soundscapes. Deep integrations with iOS make it easier than ever to start an ambient noise with a tap or even your voice!

• 40+ sounds
• Create custom mixes
• Set a timer to fade out noise before you wake up
• Start a noise with your voice using Siri Shortcuts — even on your HomePod
• 10 themes including True Black
• AirPlay support
• 3 Widget styles with loads of customizations
• Home screen quick actions
• Over 20 custom Home screen icons
• More to come!

What’s New

Version 2.4

2.4 is a minor update with optimizations for running on the new M1 Macs!
- On a Mac unsupported features should no longer show up in settings
- The volume slider on the player page will now work by only changing the audio of Dark Noise while running on a Mac

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

AkyAkAk ,

A solid app

It’s a solid app worth the money. There are many back ground noises to choose from including some peculiar ones such as construction sites but whatever works for you, my favourite is the space ship. The app graphics and UI is beautifully designed and works smoothly. Each noise has its own little animation which I think is cool. You can set it to when you it to turn off using a timer or a set time. There’s some themes to fit your mood and also shortcuts for putting things quickly on play. And finally there’s a goose button too, I’ll leave you to figure that out

SaleemFAV ,

Wonderful app – but it’s developed a maddening bug

I gave this app five starts because it’s a lifesaver *and* it’s well-designed to be a great iOS/iPadOS app. But ever since the latest iOS/iPadOS versions, Dark Noise has developed a maddening AirPods-related bug.

If I remove an earpiece of my AirPods Pro then the Dark Noise app pauses – this is the correct behaviour. But when I put the earpiece back into my ear, the app doesn’t resume; not only that, but when I tap Play on the Standby or Control Center displays, nothing happens. I have to go back into the app and restart Dark Noise from there – truly annoying. Please fix!

zennington ,

Not nearly enough calm sounds for me

I’ve owned a bunch of these apps over the years. This one I just bought on sale, because it seems to have a gorgeous UI and is actively in development, where so many have gone abandoned. Now I can only speak for myself, but surely most people want this for relaxation?

Well, relative to other apps I’ve used, here are some examples - the wind chimes are far too busy, the streams are far too furious, there’s way too much splashy movement going on in that lake! You can lower the volume, but it doesn’t solve it, these samples are just too hectic. It needs many more CALM, simple, repetitive recordings. Then it’ll be great.

Who finds listening to a lawnmower relaxing? No idea! But that’s kind of loveable.

App Privacy

The developer, Dark Noise LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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