Why Is Phone Making Noises?

Stuart Williams
By Stuart Williams 13 Min Read
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Hey there, friend! 🐦

Have you noticed that your Android phone is making sounds like a little bird? Chirp-chirp! No, you’re not imagining things. And no, your phone isn’t trying to join the bird gang outside your window.

Don’t stress! Your phone hasn’t magically turned into a bird. But I know the noise can be a bit confusing, right? Well, I’m here to tell you all about why it’s happening and, more importantly, how to make it stop. Ready? Let’s jump into this mystery together!

Why is my Android Phone Making a Chirping Noise?

Your Android phone might be going “chirp-chirp” for a bunch of reasons. Here are some of the main ones:

  • You’ve got app notifications coming in.
  • There might be a battery problem.
  • Uh-oh, it could be a naughty malware.
  • Something inside your phone (the hardware) could be damaged.
  • Some special features to help people use their phones might be turned on.
  • Other gadgets might be interfering with it.
  • There could be tiny issues in the phone’s software.
  • On very rare occasions, it could be something about the camera!

The first thing to do is figure out why it’s happening. And if you’re using a special plate to charge your phone without wires, check that too. Sometimes they can make a chirping sound when they’re spinning, even if they’re not charging your phone.


The most common reason phones chirp is because of notifications. Let me guide you on how to figure this out and change the sound if you want.

Steps to Check Notification Sounds:

  1. Let’s Start with the Basics:
    Go to your phone’s settings. Look for the “Sound & Vibration” option. Here, you’ll find the “Notification Sound.” Check if this sound is the one you’ve been hearing.
  2. Check App Notifications:
    Want to know which app is making that noise? Let’s find out!
    • Open “Settings” on your phone.
    • Look for “Apps & notifications” or just “Notifications.” What you see depends on your phone and its software.
    • Click on “See all apps” or “App notifications.” This will show you all the apps you have.
    • Go through this list until you find the noisy app. Tap on it.
    • Now, you’ll see different types of notifications that app can send. Click on the type of notification you want to check or change.
    • Here, you’ll find the “Sound” or “Notification sound” option. Tap on it to see or change the sound.
  3. Choose a New Sound:
    If you want a different sound, just pick one from the list. You can even add your own fun sound! Look for the “+ Add” or “Add custom sound” button to choose your special tune. Remember, some apps might not let you change their sounds. But don’t worry, there’s usually a way around it with other apps or the app’s own settings.

Your Account Might Have Been Hacked

Your Samsung or Google have a cool trick called “Find My Phone.” If you’ve ever lost your phone in your house (I’ve done that a lot!), you can make it play a sound to help you find it. Some of these sounds might sound chirpy.

But… what if someone else is using this feature to make your phone chirp for fun? Yep, someone might have sneaked into your account and is playing a little joke on you.

What Should You Do?

  1. Check Your Account:
    First, stay calm! Go to a computer you trust and log into your Google or other accounts. Do a quick “security checkup.” It’s like taking your account to the doctor!
  2. Look for Clues:
    The security checkup will show you where and when someone used your account recently. Like a detective, you can spot if something doesn’t look right. If you see any weird places or devices you don’t recognize, someone might have sneaked in!
  3. Lock the Door!
    If you think someone else is in your account, it’s like finding out someone has a key to your house! Change your password immediately. Think of it as changing the locks.
  4. Super Protect Yourself:
    For the future, you can add an extra layer of protection. It’s called two-factor authentication. It’s like having a double door. Even if someone knows your password (the first door), they still can’t get in without the second door’s key!

Your Twitter App May be Chirping When you Refresh it.

Have you been on Twitter a lot lately? There was this update in July 2022 where the Twitter app got this new sound. And guess what? It sounds just like a bird chirping every time you pull down to see new tweets. A bit too birdy, right?

How to Solve the Twitter Chirp:

  • Open your Twitter app.
  • Click on your profile picture on the top left corner.
  • Click on Settings and Privacy > Accessibility, Display, and Languages > Display.
  • You’ll see an option for “Sound Effects.” Just turn that off and bye-bye birdie sounds!

Heads Up: Many people found this chirpy sound super annoying. So, you’re definitely not alone!

Battery or Charging Issues

Sometimes that chirping sound might be because of your battery or the cable you use to charge. Here’s what you can do:

  • Check if the charging cable fits snugly.
  • Take a quick look at your battery. Any damage or weird stuff?

Malware or Adware

Oh no! Some bad apps or ads might be causing that chirping sound. These sneaky things sometimes try to listen in on our calls or flash weird stuff. And while they do it, you might hear sounds like chirps.

Stay Safe with These Steps:

  • Use a trusted antivirus app to see if there are any bad apps on your phone.
  • Got any app that looks fishy? Just uninstall it!

Hardware Issues

Accidents happen! If your phone fell or got a splash of water, that might be why it’s chirping.

Here’s What to Do:

  • It’s best to ask a phone expert to look at it. They’ll tell you if anything inside (the hardware) is damaged and help fix it.

Always remember, phones are like little buddies. They need some care and attention, especially if they start acting (or chirping) weirdly! 😊📱🐦

Accessibility Features

Did you know our Android phones come with special features to help people use them better? One of these is called “Sound Feedback”. It makes a sound when you do certain things on your phone.

Here’s How You Check:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Look for Accessibility and click on it.
  • See if “Sound Feedback” or anything similar is turned on.


Other electronics can sometimes chat with our phones without us knowing! No, seriously. When they’re too close, they can cause that chirping noise.

Quick Fix:

  • Just move your phone away from other gadgets (like your laptop or TV) and see if the chirping stops.

Software Bugs

Okay, not actual gremlins. But sometimes, tiny problems (or bugs) in the phone’s software can make weird noises.

Here’s a Pro Tip:

  • Always keep your phone updated. To do this, go to Settings > System > Software Update. If there’s an update waiting, go ahead and update your phone. This might fix the problem!

Autofocus mechanism

You know the cool camera on your phone? Sometimes, as it tries to get a clear picture or video, it makes tiny sounds. This is it adjusting its focus.

Fun Fact:

  • The sound is louder when the camera is trying super hard to keep the picture steady (that’s when EIS is on). EIS is like the camera’s magic trick to stop videos from being shaky!

So, next time you hear a chirp, it might just be your phone trying to do its thing and help you out. Phones can be quirky, but that’s why we love them! 😄📱🎶

Issues With Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

Okay, so our phones have these two superheroes – OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). They help us get those perfect, non-blurry photos and videos. But guess what? Sometimes, these two don’t get along, and you might hear a chirping sound.

Here’s How to Make Peace:

  • Go to your camera app.
  • Dive into the settings.
  • Look for an option to turn off EIS or video stabilization. Give it a try and see if the chirping goes away!

EIS Working Overtime

EIS is super cool but can also be a little drama queen. When it’s working hard, it can make the phone heat up. And guess what that heat might do? Yep, sometimes it can make noises. This might be because parts inside the phone expand a little or the phone is trying to cool itself down.

Got the Latest Phone Updates?

Bugs. Not the creepy crawlies but little software issues can sometimes make our phones act funny. Maybe the chirping is because of one of these bugs in the camera system.

Update Time!

  • Head over to Settings > System > Software Update. If there’s an update waiting, grab it. Updates often fix these pesky little problems!

Still Chirping? Ask the Experts

If you’ve tried everything and your phone is still sounding like a bird, it’s time to call in the experts. Reach out to the people who made your phone (the manufacturer). They’ll help you figure out the mystery behind the chirping.

Phones can sometimes have their quirky moments, but with a bit of patience and some detective work, we can usually figure them out. Good luck, and may the chirping cease! 🐦🚫📱

Wrapping Up the Chirping Mystery!

There you have it! From Twitter’s cheeky updates to your camera’s hardworking stabilization features, we’ve dived deep into the possible reasons behind that mysterious chirping from your Android phone. Like any great device, sometimes things can go a tad offbeat. Whether it’s software bugs, interference, or just unique features doing their job, it’s always good to stay informed and on top of the latest updates. If all else fails, reaching out to the experts, like your phone’s manufacturer, is always a solid move. Here’s hoping your phone finds its quiet harmony again, leaving the chirping to the birds outside. Happy troubleshooting! 📱🎵🔧

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