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
• 7 themes including True Black
• AirPlay support
• Today Extension widget
• Home screen quick actions
• Over 20 custom Home screen icons
• More to come!

What’s New

Version 2.0

Dark Noise 2 is the next major evolution of the best ambient noise app on iOS. Mixing sounds has been the most requested feature since launch and I’m excited to announce it’s finally here! A lot of work went in to maintaining the simplicity and tight iOS integration Dark Noise is known for and I’m very proud of the results. Along with iCloud syncing, new sounds, new icons, and loads of bug fixes this is the biggest update to date.

New Features

Create Mix • Build your own custom mix from any number of sounds. Mix multiple of the same sound for even more variety! Animated icons can be built using the new icon creator or images or animated GIFs can be imported from the Photo Library.

iCloud Syncing • Custom mixes and favorites will now sync to all of your devices using iCloud! No need to sign in or configure anything, your data will simply follow you to all of your Apple devices.

8 New Sounds • New sounds have been added to the Dark Noise catalogue and can now be played separate or added to mixes.
- Rain on Tent
- Wind Chimes
- Windy Trees
- Seagulls
- Lake
- Ship Deck
- Flag
- Lullaby

iPad Pointer Support • Navigate Dark Noise 2 with a trackpad or mouse with full pointer support on the iPad.

New Icons • Get your textures on with a new skeuomorphic icon added to the list of custom icons. And the new Launched icon is in honor of the podcast of the same name by Dark Noise developer Charlie Chapman.

And More! • Bug fixes, improved shortcuts support, a rewritten audio engine, and even a new “Auto Volume” experimental feature round out the biggest update yet.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
837 Ratings

837 Ratings

Kubisuro ,

For sleeping

The new starship noise is pretty great. My brain has a hard time discerning exactly where it is coming from even though it’s playing from my phone on my nightstand. My brain eventually ignored it. As I woke up at one point, I thought Dark Noise must have crashed as I couldn’t hear the noise. But 30 seconds later my brain focused and the starship noise was discernible from the ceiling fan and traffic noise. Weird. But I think that’s a good sign the noise works. For at least the starship noise, it has no discernible pattern that my brain could pick up on. It is just constant low rumble that needs volume to be fairly high (for now) so my brain focuses on it and not other repetitive or sharp noises. The white, brown, pink and airplane noises are too sharp or high pitched for me. Maybe. Very cool and hope, with this app, I can train myself to stop using earplugs to sleep. Slick, easy to use interface and Siri shortcut support is a nice touch.

The Nickname Review ,

Sound quality is off

I agree with scampercom about the sound quality being off. The sounds sound thinned out. I use in-ear headphones (not Apple’s) to help blocked out co-workers when trying to concentrate. I usually listen to music but sometimes that can get tiresome and I prefer white noise. This app, though I really like the selection, probably wouldn’t help. The sound quality from other apps like Noisli and Noizio are better, with Wildfulness being the absolute best with 3D sound. I can mix sounds with Noisli but the app hasn’t been updated in a year or so and you can hear the looping. Noizio is updated, has more sounds than Noisli, but you can hear the looping and it requires so many in app purchases to expand the library. Wildfulness, Wildfulness 2, and it’s 3rd counterpart Sonas Island (or something like that) has beyond amazing sound quality. You can hear the looping with a few sounds but it’s biggest flaw for me is the lack of variety. It’s ALL nature sounds. There are other apps I have tried but most were unnecessarily complicated or not worth mentioning. This app is good for it’s simplicity, ease of use, features, and variety, but unfortunately not it’s sound quality.

doc n training ,

Great sound and Responsive Developer

So this might get lost in the reviews but i wanted to review and rate this app ASAP. I've been a beta tester for this app for awhile now but had no reason to rate it until today. My dad has difficulty getting to sleep, and uses a white noise app on his phone. Tried to convince him to switch to Dark Noise a couple months ago but he wouldn't. When asked he said because of all the years he spent in the military, he fell in love with "rain on a tent" and he only found one app that did it. I submitted the feedback to have that sounds added right away. And now, the app has it thanks to the developer. And my dad is now full on using the app.

Cheers to the dev, I wasn't sure if that sound would get added, yet here we are. 5/5 all around


Charlie Chapman
41.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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