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My iPhone 5S gives a beep or buzz when I plug it in to a charger, but doesn’t provide any notification, apart from the lightning bolt in the top right hand corner disappearing, when it gets unplugged.

I’d like to get such a notification because my phone has a tendency to stop charging if the cable has the slightest touch to it - this happens with many different cables.

My phone is not jailbroken, so https://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/02/23/unpower-jailbreak-tweak/ doesn’t help. I’m on iOS 12.5.1, and according to Apple security updates, the iPhone 5S isn't supported for iOS 13 or 14.

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You can reach that with the shortcut-app by creating an automation:

  1. Open Shortcut-App and create a new Automation (click +)
  2. Choose "Create Personal Automation"
  3. Scroll the page down and select "Charger"
  4. Choose "Is Disconnected" and click "Next"

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  1. Click button "+ Add Action"
  2. Select "Show Notification", findable through the search field
  3. Write the show notification as example "Is Disconnected from Power", then "Next"

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  1. Deselect "Ask Before Running" if this shortcut should be triggered automatically
  2. Click "Done" and your shortcut is finished and executable

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  • This is looking good, it'll just take some time to work out whether the version of the "Shortcuts" app I have can do this. Apr 2, 2021 at 5:23
  • But why should this "take some time to find out if the version of the Shortcuts-app I have can"? Just give it a try, it won't take long... Apr 2, 2021 at 7:05
  • On my iPhone 5s (iOS 12.5.1), I can install Shortcuts version 2.2.2. In that version, if I click on the plus sign in the top right hand corner, I get a window that it titled "Untitled Shortcut 1" which tells me how to build a shortcut (like 2:37 of iOS 12: How to Use Shortcuts!, which I assume is different from building an automation. Likewise, when I look at the documentation on the Shortcuts app on automations, it only goes back to version 3.1. Apr 4, 2021 at 5:52
  • Shortcut automations are only available on iOS 13 and later.
    – grg
    May 12, 2021 at 6:47

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