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lizzie13666 Level 1 Level 1

I have had my phone for a few days and it was charging fine but now that I have actually got my Vodafone account on it (before I was justing playing with it as I needed to get to the shop) when I charge it, it continually beeps! I don't want this happening overnight. Please can you explain why it is doing it and what can be done to stop it? Thanks

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2
Reply by BobM54 on Dec 29, 2012 10:57 AM Helpful

I'm having the same anoying thng happen to me and my iPhone 5... This started after the most recent upgrade to 6.0.2 and only when on my Apple USB cable to my PC

Reply by geezer steve on Feb 22, 2013 4:49 PM Helpful

Your all trying to find technical solutions to a simple problem.

The problem is the CHARGER, not soft ware updates etc or phone settings but the charger.

Simple to prove.

Firstly the phone always beeps when you plug in the charger, but then keeps beeping, the reason is that the charger switches off and then on again, hence the second beep and also whay it turns its self on again.

To prove this change the charger. Also when you plug it in you notice the battery symbol shows a flash to show it is charging, then if you keeping looking at it the flash dissapears, ie the charger is not on. then it switches back on again. lets face it what do you expect from a mass produced made in china charger produced in the millions.

I went to the apple strore and they gave me a new charger NO MORE BEEPING NOW.


What you will find is the apple store is full of techo geeks trying to impress you with technical solutions to simple problems.

Sorry I m old school, break problems down into sections and prove each section, but that is what happens when you were a telephone exchange technician  taught in the time honoured KISS manner.

Keep It Simple Stupid

Go get your selves new chargers and dont worry about software update 6.02/////#$??? and you will spend time using your phone

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  • BobM54 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same anoying thng happen to me and my iPhone 5... This started after the most recent upgrade to 6.0.2 and only when on my Apple USB cable to my PC

  • lizzie13666 Level 1 Level 1

    The only way I can charge mine without it beeping is by using my computer which is really annoying as I don't want to leave my computer on everynight. I did go into the Apple store and ask them but obviously it didn't do it whilst I was in the shop and they said that they had never heard of any such problem before which I find strange as when you google it, others had experienced the same thing. I was hoping by posting on here, somone would  be able to come up with a suggestion of how to sort it out, maybe they are all on their xmas break......

  • Angela1979 Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the exact same problems as you Lizzie- since I upgraded to v6 my ipad and iphone will only charge through a computer and not via the wall charger. Apple dont seem very helpful. Some suggested to hold the home and off button together to reboot but it hasnt worked for me. If i get anywhere I will repost.

  • BobM54 Level 1 Level 1



    I'll probably curse myself for this, since once I post this, it'll return. But I went into iTunes V and went to the Edit/Preferences then under Devices checked the box "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically" and it's been quiet for about an hour now.


    You may have to reboot your system or iTunes to get it to stick... I can't remember exactly my sequence since at one point I was going to jum,p off my roof!


    Anyway i hope this works for others and I haven't cursed my system and it returns.


    Happy New Year!

  • lizzie13666 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the advice BobM54, I haven't tried it yet as I have moved where I am plugging it in and it seems to have stopped....for now...I'm sure it is just coincidence. However, if it does start again, your suggestions with itunes, is that on the computer as I do not appear to have Edit/Preferences on my iPhone?


    Happy New Year!

  • dannielfrommelbourne Level 1 Level 1

    My new I-phone has started beeping today when charging and I have just downloaded the latest I-tunes tried BobM54 solution and still beeps!

  • BobM54 Level 1 Level 1



    Yes I found the same thing myself... see how that curse works.   So at the risk of ruining another solution (I've been "beep free for 2 days now wit this one) here's my most recent fix


    I did more digging and found out on my Windows 7 system that Bonjour wasn't loading correctly through the Window's Event Viewer... anyway it turned out that my Norton Internet Security was being too aggressive in it's Firewall settings. So I dropped it down one notch and the beeps have gone away.


    From other research I found that iTunes 11has many bugs and I believehow it handles Sync over WiFi is the culprit, even if you've turned it off. So until Apple fixes iTunes this little tweak to the Firewall has worked.... well up until I just posted this!


    Hope this helps.... and I really hope Apple gets their software fixed. For a company that brags about reliability I find Apple is the worst at fixing these type of issues.



  • dannielfrommelbourne Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Bob,

    I managed to silently charge overnight via the Mac.  Now plugged into the wall it is beeping again so it seem that the solution is to charge via the Mac until they fix the I-tunes bug?

    cheers Dan's wife

  • HEDpers Level 1 Level 1

    Hi All

    I just bought a spare charger for the office which arrived today... tried charging a few times but every time the phone started continuously beeping (very loudly and waking up the whole office!!)... Fingers-crossed I think I've found a solution by turning off the Auto-Lock feature... Settings > General > Auto-Lock = Never


    Seems to be OK now so might be worth trying... Hope this helps/lasts!

  • dannielfrommelbourne Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Hed, tried that and still beeps! back on the Mac to charge once more.

    Dan's wife

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6

    Have you tried reviewing all the notifications afforded by iOS 6?


    My head swims and hurts just by thinking of all the zillion little adjustments the thing has, but i seem to recall a "beep when charging" switch in there somewhere.....

  • KJyoda Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing keeps happening to my iphone 5.  i had no problem with my original iphone 5.

  • Red Roses Level 1 Level 1

    My 2 day old iPhone 5 charger has done the same thing, but only on the second time I charged my new iPhone 5. Is this a fault that should necessitate an exchange under Apple warranty? I have tried it just now and it did not do the same rapid fire beeping as yesterday.  Odd. Wonder when or if it will happen again, let alone why it does this.  LOL

  • Condor301 Level 1 Level 1

    The trick to stopping the incessant beeping is to utilize a

    power supply with an

    output of 5.0v=2A.


    Input is for the most part standard for these USB / outlet

    power supplies usually  (100 - 240 V  50/60 Hz 0.2A)

    Regardless, the output is the real solution. Mine is an off

    brand model but as it has The correct output specifications

    it works  fine.  What a difference a single Amp can make.


    Good luck!


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