iOS14 Charger Connect\Disconnect Sounds

This seems to be very popular with the release of iOS14, & I’m writing this up as a personal reference so I don’t have to continue to watch the great setup video that u/zeeshan_02 posted on Reddit: Beginner’s Guide on Playing a Custom Sound when Connected to Charger!

Shortcut 01: Encode Audio
This converts a sound file (in my case I was using an MP3) to Base64, for later use by the next shortcut:

“Encode Audio” shortcut

Shortcut 02: Charger Connected
Sound that will be played when the charger is connected. The base64-encoded text should already be in the clipboard from the step above. You just have to paste that into the Text field:

“Charger Connected” shortcut

Shortcut 03: Charger Disconnected (Optional)
Can use the same sound for connect & disconnect if you want. I just wanted to have different sounds used. It’s the same setup as above, just using a different Base64 string. If you want the same sound for both actions, you can skip this.

Automation
Setup a new Personal Automation for when your device is connected or disconnected from power, or both, & run the appropriate shortcut for what you’re trying to do.

Automation to play the sounds based on your selection.

Apple’s Warning Against Jailbreaking

Seeing as how the Electra 11.3.1 jailbreak is supposed to be released soon, it looks like Apple put out a statement on why you shouldn’t jailbreak: Apple: Unauthorized modification of iOS can cause security vulnerabilities, instability, shortened battery life, and other issues. I definitely find that ironic…

  • Security Vulnerabilities: I’ve seen jailbreak developers release patches for devices with Cydia before Apple puts them out
  • Instability: Okay, sure. But if an occasional crash is the cost of having things like themes & hooks into Springboard, it’s a price I’m willing to pay. Especially because iOS isn’t that much more stable without being jailbroken.
  • Shortened Battery Life: This coming from the company that was secretly throttling older device “to save battery life”. Sorry if I don’t believe this one.

I have not yet read the rest of the page, but I’m sure it will be much of the same above. I’m not interested in Jailbreaking to download free apps; it’s for the ability to customize the device i own & want to do with as i please.