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iOS: How to Change Your iPhone Charging Sound

How to Change Your iPhone Charging Sound- Apple’s iOS 14 introduced so many new customization options, including the ability to change the charging sound your phone makes when you plug it in. Before it was impossible to change that chime to something different.

Every iPhone user is familiar that there are times when many users keep their phone on charge and forget to check if the switch is ON or not.

You can choose to use a whole song, a part of a song, or use text that Siri will speak to every time you charge your iPhone. These tips work whether you charge your phone wirelessly or not.

How to Change the Charging Sound on iPhone:

To change the charging sound on iOS, you’ll need to use Apple’s Shortcuts app.

  • Open the Shortcuts app and select the Automation tab.
  • Tap the plus (+) sign in the top-right corner of the page and select the Create Personal Automation option.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the options list and select Charger.
  • Here, check the Is Connected option. If you also want a customized sound to play whenever you unplug your phone, select the Is Disconnected option as well.
  • Tap Next (in the top-right corner) when you’re done.
  • Tap Add Action. Now, your next move depends on which customization option you want.

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Change Your iPhone Charging Sound to a Song from Apple Music:

  • Type Play Music into the search bar to bring up the Music option.
  • Tap on the greyed-out Music text, then proceed to select a song from your Apple Music library.
  • Once you pick a song, the Library popup will close and the gray Music text will be replaced by the song title.
  • Tap Next in the top-right corner and toggle off the Ask Before Running option on the next page. This is to make sure that your automation runs without asking for permission first. Confirm your choice by tapping the Don’t Ask option in the popup.
  • Tap Next in the top-right corner and toggle off the Ask Before Running option on the next page. This is to make sure that your automation runs without asking for permission first. Confirm your choice by tapping the Don’t Ask option in the popup.

Change Your iPhone Charging Sound to a Short Audio Clip:

This method is a little lengthy. You can use a short audio clip. It can be about one to three seconds long, and it has to be in a format that Apple can read, such as MP3, AIFF, or WAV.

  • Open the file and tap Copy from the Share Sheet.
  • Open the Shortcuts app and create an automation based on connecting or disconnecting the charger, as we explained how to do above.
  • After you tap Add Action, type Encode into the search bar.
  • Select Base64 Encode from the list of options.
  • Tap Input and then select the Clipboard option.
  • Select the blue plus (+) button and search for Copy to Clipboard and add it to the action list.
  • Next, tap the Play button in the bottom-right of your screen. You should see a long string of text appear under your last action.
  • Scroll past the chunk of text and tap the Share button that appears in the bottom-right corner.
  • Next, tap on Copy from the share menu.
  • Type Text into the search bar and then add it to the action list.
  • Tap once on the Text action and paste the large chunk of text into this box.
  • After the text is pasted, search for Decode.
  • Tap on Base64 Encode from the list.
  • Tap on the word Encode and then change it to the Decode option
  • Next, search for the Play Sound action and add it to your shortcut.
  • Tap on the Play button in the bottom-right corner of the screen and you should hear your new charging sound.
  • If your custom charging sound plays as expected, tap Next in the top right corner of your screen to finish up. If it doesn’t, you may have to cancel the process and start all over again.
  • On the next screen, make sure that Ask Before Running is toggled off and then tap Done.
  • Plugin your iPhone to test your new charging sound.

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Change your iPhone Charging Sound to Siri-Spoken Text:

You can make Siri say something and use it.  After opening the Shortcuts app and tapping Create Personal Automation and Add Action.

  • Search Speak Text in the search bar and add it to the actions list.
  • Tap the Text and type what you want Siri to say when you plug in or unplug your phone. Think of creative, fun phrases so you can get the ultimate cool effect. For example, when my iPhone charges, I have an automation that makes Siri say “Burp.”
  • You can change the pitch, speed, and even language that Siri speaks by tapping Show More. When you’re done setting a word or phrase for Siri to say, tap Next.
  • On the next screen, make sure that Ask Before Running is turned off and then tap Done.
  • That’s it! Plugin your iPhone to test out your new charging sound.

Note: You cannot simply change your iPhone charging sound. The new sound would be more of a supplement that will play after the default sound does. but we’ll show you a complete guide on how to mute the default sound so that all you hear when you plug and unplug your phone is your custom sound of choice.

How to Mute Your iPhone’s Default Charging Sound:

  • Go to Settings
  • Sounds & Haptics. Scroll to the bottom of the list 
  • Turn off System Haptics. That’s it. No more chime or buzz when you plug your iPhone.

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