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9 Quick Ways to Fix the iPhone Beeping Problem

A lot of iPhone users have reported hearing a beeping sound coming from the device even when they are not using the iPhone. This problem can be frustrating especially 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 device even if you didn’t set up any alerts. These include the following;

  • If the government issues an amber alert your device may beep to notify you and depending on the severity of the emergency alert, the beeping can happen on and off which can be frustrating.
  • 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 open 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 that you can hear even when you’re not using your iPhone.
  • Hardware problems can also cause this problem. In particular, you may hear a beeping sound on your iPhone if you press the Home Button on your device unintentionally.

How to Fix iPhone Beeps When Swiping Up or When Charging

The following are some of the things you can do if you hear a beeping sound on your iPhone;

1. Close Tabs in Safari

If you notice that the beeping sound is happening when using Safari to browse the internet, the beeps may be coming from one of the Safari tabs that you have opened. One of the tabs could be playing an MP3 sound from an ad or another source that may be coming through as a beep on the device.

The best thing to do in this case is to close all the tabs that may be open in Safar. To do that, tap and hold on the tab switcher button on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and then choose “Close All (Number) tabs”.

close all tabs on iphone

2. Quit All Running Apps

Other apps that are running in the background could also be producing the beeping sound. 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 be able to see the apps running in the background. Swipe up on the app preview to close the apps.

force close background apps

3. Use the Original USB Charger/Cable

If you are hearing this beeping sound when charging the device, then it may be because you are using the wrong charger.

Apple recommends that you only 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 hearing the beeping sound.

4. Check Notification Settings

The beeping sound could be a notification from an app that you may not have used for a while, which is why you don’t recognize the sound. It is therefore a good idea to review the device’s notification settings to make sure this is not the main cause.

  • 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 are the apps that could be causing the beeping sound.
  • You can then change the settings so that you get a screen alert when the app beeps. This will help determine where the beeping sound is coming from.

5. Restart Your iPhone

If you are not sure where the beeping sound is coming from, rebooting the device is a good solution. A reboot will remove system glitches that can cause 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 your device is one of the best ways to resolve the issues. Here’s how to update all apps on your device;

  • Open the App Store on the device and scroll down to tap on the “Update” tab.
  • You should see all the apps on the device 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 some of the system glitches that can cause this issue. But it is worth noting that reinstalling the iOS with iTunes will cause data loss so you need to make sure you have a complete backup of 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

A conflict in the device settings can also create a situation where you hear a beeping sound where there is no notification. One way to remove these conflicted settings is to reset all settings on the device.

  • To do that go to Settings > General > Reset and then choose “Reset All Setting”.
  • 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 the settings may not be able to resolve. One of the best solutions, in this case, is FoneGeek iOS System Recovery, a third-party iOS system program 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 mode and if the beeping issue was caused by underlying software problems, you will no longer hear the beeping sound.


A beeping sound that seems to come from nowhere can be annoying, even more so when the regular solutions that you try don’t work. It is our hope that the solutions we have shared with you in this guide will help you to 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 your device 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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