How to Turn Off iPhone Charging Sound

Your iPhone comes built in with many different sounds and effects, each signaling a different task. There are certain sounds that you’re probably very familiar with, by now, such as the iPhone’s default Opening ringtone, or the sound your device makes when you lock the screen.

You also have the capability to adjust the sounds you hear on your device through the Sounds & Haptics section in the Settings application. However, a sound that seems impossible to adjust is that darned charging sound your device makes when you plug it into charge. While this sound is very helpful in knowing your device is properly charging, since iPhone chargers are prone to breaking, it can be a bit troublesome when you’re trying to keep your phone from making any noise.

If you have small children or a partner who values his or her sleep, this can be troubling. The charging sound isn’t very loud, but it can sound thunderous when played in a completely quiet room. Luckily, there’s a trick you can carry out in order to stop your iPhone from making the charging sound when you plug it in. This trick will work with not only the iPhone but also your iPad. Follow the instructions below to get started.

Put Your iPhone on Silent

If you don’t want to hear the charging chime when you plug the lightning cable into your iPhone, then the easiest way to stop this is to put your iPhone on Silent mode. Silent mode prevents any noise from being made when your phone alerts you about anything. In this situation, it’s the charging sound.

To turn off the charging sound, put your iPhone in Silent Mode. This can be done with the switch on the left side of your iPhone. If the switch is orange, it means your iPhone is in Silent Mode and will only vibrate when it is plugged in – that’s if you have vibrate turn on. Now when you charge your iPhone, it’ll vibrate instead of making a sound.

If you don’t want anything to happen when you charge your iPhone, not even for it to vibrate, then you’ll have to fully turn this feature off in settings. To turn off the buzzing sound you hear when your iPhone is on silent, then you need to go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics. Once you’re here, scroll to the bottom and turn off System Haptics. That’s it. From here, there will be no chime or buzz when you plug your iPhone to charge it.

Open the Camera To Stop The Noise

1. Plug in your charger as you normally would but don’t connect it to your iPhone or iPad right away.

2. On your iPhone or iPad, swipe left in order to open the Camera application on your device. You can also open your Camera application from the Home screen.

plug in the charger after entering opening camera

3. After the camera has opened, plug in the charger into your iPhone or iPad.

4. Ensure that your device is charging by looking in the status bar and noting the charging icon towards the top right. You’ll notice you didn’t hear the usual buzz sound when you plugged in your charger.

5. After you’ve confirmed that your device is indeed charging, close the Camera application and leave your device to continue charging as usual.

You’ve now easily enabled your device to charge without having to deal with the annoying buzz sound that’s usually made when you plug in your charger. Rest assured, your children and partner can now sleep in peace. However, whenever you carry out this method, please be sure to confirm whether or not your device is charging.

The buzzing sound, though troublesome, was created to let you know that your phone and charging cable are working properly. Without the sound, take note of the small lightning bolt icon that appears on the corner of the screen, towards the right. After confirming that your iPhone or iPad are properly charging, be sure to turn off your display through the usual Sleep/Wake button.

You may have been able to keep those children soundly asleep, but you don’t want to wake up and find they’ve taken tons of pictures since you left the camera application opened.