My iPhone Keeps Beeping! Here’s Why And The Real Fix.

Your iPhone randomly beeps and you don’t know why. It may even sound as loud as a fire alarm! In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone keeps beeping and show you how to fix this problem for good.

Why Does My iPhone Keep Beeping?

Your iPhone keeps beeping because an ad is playing an mp3 file which you are hearing through your iPhone’s speaker. The ad is likely coming from an app you have open on your iPhone, or from a web page you were viewing in the Safari app.

What To Do When Your iPhone Keeps Beeping

  1. Close Out Of Tabs In Safari

    If your iPhone started beeping while you were browsing the web on Safari, it’s a possibility that the beeps are coming from an ad on the web page you were viewing. If this is the case, you may see a strange mp3 file such as “” playing in your iPhone’s audio widget. To turn off the ad, close out of the tabs you have open in Safari.

    To close out of your tabs in Safari, open the Safari app and press and hold the tab switcher button in the lower right-hand corner of your iPhone’s display. Then, tap Close All (Number) Tabs.

    close all tabs safari

  2. Close Out Of Your Apps

    Safari isn’t the only app that may cause your iPhone to beep randomly. Many users have reported that their iPhone keeps beeping after using apps like theCHIVE, BaconReader, TutuApp, the TMZ app, and many more.

    If your iPhone keeps beeping after you use a certain app, it’s best to close out of the app immediately after the beeping begins. If you’re not sure which app is causing the beeps, close out of all of your apps just to be safe.

    To close out of apps, double-click the Home button to open up the app switcher. You your finger to swipe apps up on and off the screen. You’ll know an app is closed when it no longer appears in the app switcher.

    closing out of thechive app to stop beeping

  3. Clear Safari History And Website Data

    After closing out of your apps, it’s important to also clear Safari History and Website Data because the ad which made your iPhone beep may have left a cookie in the your Safari browser.

    clear safari history and website data screenshot

  4. Check For App Updates

    Now that the beeping has stopped, check the App Store to see if the app that’s causing your iPhone to beep randomly has an update. Developers frequently release updates to patch bugs and fix widely reported problems.

    To check for an app update, open the App Store and tap the Updates tab at the bottom of the screen. In this menu, you’ll see all of your apps that have an update available. To update a specific app, tap the Update button to the right of the app. You can also update all of your apps at once by tapping Update All.

Another Reason Why Your iPhone May Be Beeping

By default, your iPhone is set to receive alerts from the government such as AMBER alerts and Emergency alerts. Sometimes, your iPhone will beep loudly to make sure you notice the alert.

If you want to stop receiving these alerts, open the Settings app and tap Notifications. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the menu to Government Alerts.

Tap the switch next to AMBER Alerts or Emergency alerts to toggle them on or off. If the switches are green, you’ll receive these alerts. If the switches is gray, you won’t receive these alerts.

toggle government alerts on or off

You’ve Fixed Your Beeping iPhone!

It can be incredibly frustrating and audibly irritating when your iPhone keeps beeping. Fortunately, you’ve fixed this problem on your iPhone and know what to do if it ever happens again! We hope you’ll share this article on social media or leave us a comment down below if you have other questions about your iPhone.

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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Otto Neely
19 hours ago

I just bought a mophie battery case for my iPhone 7. Now the phone pings often and randomly. I have followed all of the steps here to no avail. Has this been reported as a mophie problem?

Liam Shotwell
34 minutes ago
Reply to  Otto Neely

It’s probably a loose connection causing it to start and stop charging periodically. When your phone starts charging, it might make a sound like that.

2 months ago

Thanks; this was very helpful. I deleted recent and unused apps, cleared my safari tabs, and the beeping stopped. One odd thing though: it only beeped when I was at home, not when I was away from home. Did anyone else find this? Can anyone explain it?

6 months ago

I did all the things You’ve suggested on how to stop my phone from beeping, but it’s still beeping. What now?

5 months ago
Reply to  Lynds

One of your previous commenters said they changed to a new charging cable. So I did, too & that stopped the beeping.

10 months ago

Thanks so much!!!!

10 months ago

Great thanks a lot

11 months ago

Is there an app that I can download or add to to my iPhone XR to make it private and secure from prying eyes? And also what are the best apps to block malware, spoofing and spying into your phone history and listening thru Bluetooth or separate gadgets with or without access to your physical phone or Have unauthorized access-remotely? Please advice. I keep sensitive personal information from clients. How do you breach proof your iPhone either on WiFi or on cellular data?

1 year ago

this happened on my iphone, it sounded like “bum da da ba dum” and got quieter at the dum part and it happened once. there was no notification, it sounded like (if this helps) the find my iphone alert sound.

1 year ago

My wife’s iPhone 6s plus was randomly beeping. I switched cords with her to my iPhone 6s. My 6s started randomly beeping. I looked carefully at the cord and the cord had a slight “kink” just off the stress release at the lightning plug. I could make it beep or not beep by making the cord move a bit. I threw her cord over my shoulder and gave her a new cord. Problem solved.

2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Thank you. I wasn’t ready to buy a new phone. It was the cord. No more beeping. 😊

2 years ago

yep i think the clearing of 500 open tabs in safari , stopped my beeping.
didnt know i had 500 open tabs.
who knew? and i always search on bing!! never liked safari

2 years ago

Hey, thanks so much. I did all that was suggested and whatever I did, eventually solved the issue. Annoying beeping, GONE!! However, why did this suddenly happen?

2 years ago

I’ve done everything suggested in this article and it still beeps and flashes the battery, as it’s also draining the battery. Now what?

2 years ago

mine only did it when it went into the sleep mode and i tried all the things listed here

3 years ago

no its just randomly beeping and flickering on the battery

3 years ago

If you have purchased an iPhone recently and you are hearing the 3 little peeps, before you go messing with your Apps on the new phone, look where you discarded your old phone as it may be the culprit…just running out of power. I’m ashamed!

3 years ago

This was not helpful because I dont have government alert