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Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Just recently I have noticed that my iPad 2 is emitting a fairly loud chirping noise.  Sounds like a bird or crickett.  The sound is emitted in two discreet bursts.  You can easily hear it across a fair sized room.  It is unlike the high chirping noise I have read about, and heard, on the iphone which is a more prolonged single high pitched noise.  I know the noise occurs when the iPad is not plugged in to its AC adaptor but is sufficiently charged.  It may also occur when plugged in.  Not sure.  The noise is very internmittent and is not predictable.  For example... it does not happen everytime I use a certain app or enter my password. 


MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod, Airport Extreme, Apple TV
  • 1. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    Maybe it's due to a new email, notification or calendar event?  Check Settings > Sounds.

  • 2. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi pauclb,  I thought about that too.  But when I went to Settings>General>Sounds the ringtone was set to "Piano Riff." The only apps I have set notifications on emit a "ping" sound.  Not this double chirping noise.  There is a ringtone called "Crickett" or something like that, but it sounds a little different than my chirping sound.  The only place I could see where you could  actually set the iPad 2 to emit a specific sound was with ringtones (my iPad is 3G enabled).  Unless I am missing something I didn't see any user controlled way to change the sound the iPad 2 makes when a new e-mail, notification, or calendar event comes in.  As far as I can tell, the noise the iPad makes for those events is that ping noise.

  • 3. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,410 points)

    Go to Settings>Sounds>Calendar Alerts - turn the volume all the way up on the slider bar and then toggle calendar alerts on and off and see if that is the sound.

  • 4. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,410 points)

    Sorry - Settings>General>Sounds>Calendar Alerts. No editing possible on this site when using the iPad is just unbelievable to me but oh well ....

  • 5. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Demo!  Yeah, no editing functionality.  Crazy!  Well, I tried out your suggestion, but the sound for calendar alerts is not my chirping noise.  The chirping sound is more "shrill and penetrating." But, you just taught me something I didn't know...how to sample all those alert sounds.  I really thought you may have had something there as I have the First Class Client App running on my iPad 2 with all notification types on.  Recently this app started to support punched through calendars and I thought that maybe my noise was connected to that.  Alas, no go.  Good luck with your Steelers this year.  :-)

  • 6. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,410 points)

    What made me think it may be the calendar alert was the "two discreet bursts" that you mentioned. The calendar app repeats the sound. Plus said that you thought all alert sounds were a "ping". Anyway, sorry that wasn't it.

     

    Go Steelers!

  • 7. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Demo,

     

    Please know the effort was totally appreciated.  Almost enough to turn me into a Steelers fan!

     

    Go Giants!  :-)

  • 8. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    Go Cowboys!

     

    Might be an interesting NFC East this year.

  • 9. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This is probably a ridiculous long shot, but I just had my latest double chirping noise performance from my iPad 2 and noticed that the cell strength icon said "searching." Is it possible that 3G capable iPads are set to emit this chirping noise when they lose a cell signal for longer than a preset amount of time?  I get terrible AT&T reception where I live.  Usually, I can get a weak EDGE signal, but have noticed of late that the best signal strength I can usually get is one little bar...or none at all.

  • 10. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Dang...when are they going to let you edit your posts on this site?  I meant..."I get terrible AT&T reception where I live."

  • 11. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This is RIDICULOUS!  I am not typing "amp;" And I thought the chirping was my only problem with the iPad 2!  :-)

  • 12. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,410 points)

    I don't have the 3G version. I have WiFi only. You do bring up an interesting point. Perhaps that is the reason you get the chirping sound. But someone with a 3G would have to confirm.

     

    We all hate the inability to edit on this site with the iPad. It makes no sense to me. Apple did not build/design this forum site. It is the product of Jive Software (?) or something like that. One would think that they would make sure that this forum is compatible and works fully when using the iPad.

     

    Any time you type the ampersand in a post on this site using the iPad, that symbol shows up. You are doing nothing wrong.

  • 13. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)

    But if you want to get AT&T, just type it without the ampersand, as in a t t, sans spaces of course.

    & if you want the ampersand just by itself, that works as well, it seems.

  • 14. Re: Chirping noise coming from iPad 2
    Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)

    Until, of course, you want someone else to see it, at which point it gets all hashed. I'm beginning to think this will never be fixed ...

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