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9 Quick Ways to Fix the iPhone Beeping Problem

A lot of iPhone users have reported hearing a beeping sound from the device even when they are not using the iPhone. This problem can be frustrating since it can cause disturbances in social situations such as when your phone beeps incessantly during a meeting or in church.

In this article, we will look at why your iPhone may be beeping unexpectedly and what you can do to fix the problem.

Why Is My iPhone Beeping?

There are several reasons why you may hear a beep on your iPhone even if you didn’t set up any alerts. These include the following;

  • If the government issues an amber alert, your device may beep on and off to notify you depending on the severity of the emergency alert.
  • The beep may also be random notifications from the apps on your device. In this case, shutting these apps down can help.
  • If there is an ad running in the Safari app, you may hear it as a beep, especially when making a phone call. Safari can allow MP3 files to play in the background when you’re not using the app. If the ad or MP3 audio plays for a long time, it may begin to sound like a beep.
  • Hardware problems can also cause this problem. In particular, you may hear a beeping sound if you press the Home Button unintentionally.

How to Fix iPhone Beeps When Swiping Up or When Charging

Have you confirmed the reason causing this beeping noise on your iPhone? Then your next step is to removing the root causing this issue. The following are some of the things you can do:

1. Use the Original USB Charger/Cable

If you hear this beeping sound when charging the device, then it may indicate that you are using the wrong charger.

Apple recommends you use Apple Certified cables and chargers to avoid problems when charging the device. A third-party charger may be unable to provide enough power to the device, which is why you are hear the beeping sound.

2. Close Tabs in Safari

If you hear the beeping noise while using Safari to browse, the beep may be caused by the Safari tabs opening in the background. One of the tabs could be playing an MP3 sound from an ad or another source that may come through as a beep on iPhone.

In this case, you need to close all the tabs in Safar. To do that,

  • Tap and hold on the tab switcher button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Then choose Close All (Number) tabs.

close all tabs on iphone

3. Quit All Apps Running in the Background

Other apps running in the background could also make the beeping noise. To rule out this possibility, you should close all the apps running in the background. Use these simple steps to do it;

  • Double tap on the Home Button to open the App Switcher. If your iPhone doesn’t have a Home Button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle.
  • Once the App Switcher opens, you should see the apps running in the background. Swipe up on the app preview to close the apps.

force close background apps

4. Check Notification Settings

The beeping sound could be a notification from an app that you have used for a while. It is therefore a good idea to check the notification settings on iPhone.

  • Open Settings and tap on Notifications. You should see all the apps on the device and the different permissions that each app has.
  • Locate the apps with Sound or Sound Badges permission as they may make the beeping noise.
  • Then change the settings so that you get a screen alert when the app beeps. This will help determine where the beeping sound is from.

check notification settings

5. Restart Your iPhone

If you are not sure what causes the beeping sound, rebooting the device is a good solution. Rebooting will remove system glitches causing unexplained behavior with the device. Here’s how to restart your iPhone;

  • Hold down one of the Volume buttons and the Side button at the same time until you see the Slide to Power Off option appear on the screen.
  • Drag the slide and keep the device powered off for up to a minute.
  • Then hold down the Side button until the device turns on.

restart iphone

6. Check Available Updates for Apps

Since this problem is often caused by app malfunctions, updating the apps on iPhone is one of the best ways to resolve this issue. Here’s how to update all apps on your iPhone;

  • Open the App Store on iPhone and scroll down to tap on the Update tab.
  • You should see all the apps with pending updates.
  • To update all of them at the same time, tap Update All.

update all apps

7. Reinstall iOS with iTunes

This is another great solution to get rid of system glitches that may cause this issue. But it is worth noticing that reinstalling the iOS with iTunes will cause data loss, so you need to back up all the data on your device before attempting this solution.

Follow these steps to reinstall the iOS with iTunes;

  • Connect the iPhone to the computer using its original USB/lighting cable
  • Open iTunes on your computer and click on the device button when it appears on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Click on the Summary tab and then click on Restore.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions and keep the device connected until the process is complete.

reinstall ios with itunes

8. Reset All Settings

The conflict in the iPhone settings can also create a situation where you hear a beeping sound. One way to remove these conflicted settings is to reset all settings.

  • To do that, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone and then choose Reset All Settings’.
  • You will be prompted to enter the device’s passcode and the iPhone will restart.

reset all settings

Try This Method If iPhone Beeping is Caused by System Glitches

This problem can also be caused by a serious system glitch that a simple reset of iPhone settings may not be able to resolve. One of the best solutions, in this case, is using FoneGeek iOS System Recovery, a third-party iOS system tool that is designed to resolve these system glitches without affecting the data on your iPhone.


Here’s how you can use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery to remove these system glitches;

Step 1: Start by installing FoneGeek iOS System Recovery on your computer. Open it after installation and then connect the iPhone to the computer. Click “Standard Mode”.

choose repair mode

Step 2: The program will require that you download the firmware package needed to repair the device. Just click on “Download” to start downloading the firmware package.

download firmware

Step 3: When the download is complete, click on “Fix Now” and FoneGeek will begin fixing the device immediately.

fix now

As soon as the repair process is complete, your iPhone will restart in normal  and if the beeping issue was caused by underlying software problems, you will no longer hear the beeping sound.


We hope that the solutions we share with you in this guide will help you overcome this problem. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is particularly reliable if all other solutions don’t work and you don’t want to lose any data on iPhone by restoring the iPhone using iTunes or Finder on your computer.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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