How to Turn on Ringer on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Turning on the ringer on your iPhone is a simple yet essential task that allows you to receive calls and notifications audibly. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to turn on the ringer on your iPhone using various methods.

Method 1: Using the Physical Buttons

If you prefer a tactile approach, you can use the physical buttons located on the side of your iPhone to turn on the ringer.

  1. Locate the Side Buttons: On most iPhone models, including the latest ones, you’ll find two buttons on the left side of your device. The top button is called the Silent/Ring switch, and below it is the Volume button.
  2. Check the Silent/Ring Switch: To turn on the ringer, make sure that no red color is visible on the Silent/Ring switch.

    If you see red, it means that your device is currently in silent mode. Pushing down or towards the back of your iPhone will toggle off silent mode and enable ringing.

  3. Adjust Volume: Once you’ve confirmed that your device is not in silent mode, use the Volume button to adjust the volume level to your desired setting. Pushing up will increase the volume while pushing down will decrease it.

Method 2: Using Control Center

If you prefer a more software-based approach, you can also turn on the ringer using Control Center.

  1. Access Control Center: On most iPhone models running iOS 12 or later, swipe down from either of the top corners of your screen to open Control Center. If you’re using an iPhone X or newer, swipe down from the top-right corner.
  2. Enable Ringer: In Control Center, locate the bell icon, which represents the ringer.

    If the icon is crossed out or highlighted in orange, it means that your device is in silent mode. Tap the bell icon once to enable the ringer.

Method 3: Using Settings

If you prefer a more detailed approach, you can use the Settings app on your iPhone to turn on the ringer.

  1. Open Settings: Locate and tap on the “Settings” app icon on your home screen. It looks like a gear.
  2. Navigate to Sounds & Haptics: In Settings, scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics”.

    This section allows you to customize various sound settings on your iPhone.

  3. Toggle on Ringer and Alerts: Under the “Ringer and Alerts” section, make sure that the switch next to “Change with Buttons” is toggled on. This ensures that using the volume buttons will adjust the ringer volume instead of media playback volume.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to turn on the ringer on your iPhone using three different methods. Whether you prefer using physical buttons, Control Center, or Settings, you now have complete control over your device’s sound settings.

Note: Keep in mind that different iPhone models may have slight variations in terms of button placement or iOS version compatibility. However, these methods should generally apply to most iPhones running iOS 12 or later.

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