Have you ever found yourself frustrated about the lack of ringing or even vibration from your iPhone?
It’s often frustrating to learn that someone called you but you weren’t able to receive, not because you were busy, but simply because your phone didn’t inform you. You might miss important work calls or urgent calls that could haunt you for long.
First, before trying anything else, ensure that the iPhone is off silent mode. You do this by toggling the switch above your volume buttons on the phone’s right side. When on, you should see it’s white. If off, there will be an orange strip so just toggle the button down to take it off silent mode.
If the issue isn’t the silent mode, then do the following to your iPhone;
Ensure ‘Do Not Disturb’ Mode is off
The Do Not Disturb feature will often silent every incoming calls, texts or any notification coming to the phone. This is even if you have your silent mode off. Therefore, if you have your silent mode off, then open the phones Control Centre by sliding down. Look at the crescent icon. If the icon is purple, it means the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode is on. Touch the crescent to put it off (it will be white when off).
Turn ringtone volume up
Sometimes the issue could be low volume. So, open Settings, then tap Sounds & Haptics. If your phone is older, then Sounds. Then drag the Ringer & Alerts slide to the right to increase the volume to your content.
Restart your Phone
Sometimes, the phone’s issue might not be hardware at all but simply a minor software glitch. With so much processing that the phone has to do, it is guaranteed that from time to time, the phone will experience glitches.
Restarting the phone is often a simple, yet effective way of fixing these issues. So, if you have done the above and your phone still won’t ring, restart it.
You can also try these other options if any of the above fails. If all else fails, then consider having your phone ringer checked by a qualified Apple repair technician.
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