How to Stop Your iPhone Pulsing When you Plug in the Power Cable


This is my candidate for the **shortest tip ever**:

You know that thing when you plug your iPhone into power and it makes a pulsing sound to let you know it is plugged into power?

I find that useful, most of the time — but if you, like me, happen to be someone who sometimes likes to stay up later than their partner doing ‘very important stuff‘ (aka: Warcraft, TV, whisky or TV & whisky, or even Warcraft and more whisky), and also charge your smartphone using the cable you conveniently place next to your bed last thing at night, then that quite loud pulse can be the thing that wakes them up… and, well, waking people up when they’re trying to sleep doesn’t usually end that well.

Particularly if they have a breakfast meeting…

What can you do?

Here’s what you can do:

  • Open Camera app on your iPhone before connecting to power
  • Connect it to power
  • No noise
  • Go to sleep

You can thank me using Paypal, or something.

PS: Problems sleeping? Why not take a look at the excellent and effective and recommended by me Sleep Well app? It works for me.


Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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