[Review] PowerSoundDisabler - No More Chirping When Connecting to A USB
There is one thing about iOS that many of us cringe about. The chirping noise that is emitted when you plug your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into a power source with the USB sync cable is annoying. Whether youíre in a location where you need to be silent such as your home when everyone is sleeping or youíre just tired of hearing it after every respring and reboot when the iDevice is plugged in, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed PowerSoundDisabler
by iOS developer K3A lets you disable the chirp so that connecting to a power source is as silent as a ninja.
If you have an iPhone, which vibrates, then you can make the iPhone vibrate instead of emanating a chirping noise by simply switching on the silent switch, which is positioned above the volume buttons. This too can be loud in some cases. If you have the iPhone sitting on a rickety desk, the vibration will cause a loud buzzing noise. If you have ever found yourself in this uncomfortable situation, then PowerSoundDisabler has you covered. It also eliminates the vibration that the iPhone emits when plugged in or respringing and restarting.
There are some things to contemplate before installing this tweak. You need to make certain that you want your iDevice to be muted. Some people do enjoy having a type of haptic feedback when they do something with their iDevice. In the case of plugging the iDevice into a power source with PowerSoundDisabler installed, you will not be accompanied by any haptic feedback and the only thing that will make you certain that your device is being charged is the electric bolt icon that appears in your battery indicator at the top right of your status bar. You can also tell that the device is charging by the large battery that appears on the lock screen when it is plugged in (unless you have this feature disabled in some kind of jailbreak tweak such as Springtomize 2).
I recommend PowerSoundDisabler for anyone that wants to be stealthier with his or her iDevice. It doesnít silence any other noises except for the chirping noise when you plug it in, so you donít have to worry about neglecting notifications because you couldnít near the sound. There are no settings to configure and you will need to uninstall this tweak if you ever want to hear your chirping noise again.