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I keep my iPhone on silent pretty much all the time. When I plug it in to a charger, it goes "buzz-buzz". My iPad doesn't do this. Both behaviors are the same with iOS 6 and 7.

How do I make my phone not do that?

I have checked the activity-specific sound settings (like Lock Sounds [off], etc). The main suspicious ones are Vibrate on ring and vibrate on silent. I would still like to have it buzz (vibrate) upon receiving texts, calls, and calendar alerts.

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There is no way to natively disable this other than turning off vibrations completely. Only your iPhone does this because the iPad (and the iPod touch) don't have vibrate motors.

If you jailbreak, there is a tweak called PowerSoundDisabler. It's a simple tweak to disable sound and vibration when respringing or plugging in via USB.

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Even if you turn off vibrations completely there will be vibration when you plug your phone to a charger. –  bessarabov Apr 16 at 13:22
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@bessarabov I can confirm that. It is slightly annoying I you find yourself in school library, where every sound matters. –  quapka May 20 at 9:08

Plug in your head phones into the phone, turn off silent mode and turn your headphones volume down.

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Clever, if inconvenient. –  beroe May 22 at 6:59

To do this you will have to Jailbreak your phone.

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Might you be able to expand on this with a link to the mod that works with iOS 7 (or at least iOS 6) in case someone wants to try this? –  bmike Sep 26 '13 at 16:38
    
Might I also point out that I already addressed that in my post, with a link to a specific tweak... –  daviesgeek May 20 at 16:32

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