Imagine you are waiting for some important phone calls. You have cross-checked your iPhone to ensure the ringer is on, and the phone volume is turned on all the way up.
When you get a call, you miss it and later have this puzzled look on your face with the question iPhone not ringing? This must have been the case with many people out there who have an iPhone.
Sometimes, even my iPhone doesn’t ring, and I started finding out the reasons for why is my iPhone not ringing? So, we will discuss how to fix this issue.
How to Fix iPhone Not Ringing?
My friend inspired me to write this article when he said, “My iPhone won’t ring on all calls”, and he said he misses a lot of calls because of this. So, this article is for all those people who have similar questions.
There are a lot of people on various online platforms asking a very important question “why won’t my iPhone ring.” Well, there are a few reasons why an iPhone won’t ring. We will have a detailed discussion on the same and also see how to go about fixing this problem.
Apple is one of the pioneers in the smartphone business. It has earned its fame because of the quality of the products it manufactures. The iPhone sales have steadily increased over the years as each version has something to offer to its users.
This is one of the most user-friendly phones that one can have. The pricing is fairly high; however, it is almost impossible to find this kind of a quality product from any other competitor.
The kind of features iPhone offers is a top-class; if you can use at least some percentage of the features that iPhone has, you will thank the makers a hundred times for such a lovely phone.
If you are reading this article, you most likely know that for your iPhone to ring, the ring or silent switch, which is on the side of your iPhone, should be set to ring. If this switch is pulled upward towards the screen, it means your iPhone’s ringer is on.
If this switch is pushed down towards the back of the iPhone, it means your phone is on silent, and you will be able to see a small orange stripe next to the switch. You will also see a speaker icon on the iPhone screen when the switch is flipped.
If your iPhone is not making any sound at all, this article about what can be done when an iPhone ringer stops working will show you how to fix this issue. If you have already tried this, then here is why your iPhone is not ringing.
Follow these Steps to Solve the Issue with Your iPhone, Not Ringing
Here is the solution. First, turn off the ‘Do not disturb’ mode. Most often, the reason an iPhone does not ring for incoming calls is that the user accidentally might have turned on the feature “Do Not Disturb” in Settings.
As per Apple’s support article, ‘Do Not Disturb’ will silence the calls or any sort of notification and alerts.
How Can I Find Out If the “Do Not Disturb” Feature Is Turned On?
The simplest way to tell if ‘Do Not Disturb’ is turned on is to check the upper right-hand corner of the iPhone towards the left of the battery icon.
If Do Not Disturb is enabled, you will see a small moon-like icon there. If you would like to explore and deep dive into the ‘Do Not Disturb feature and set up an automatic schedule, then go to Settings –>Do Not Disturb; you will be able to see all the options available to you.
How to Turn Off the Do Not Disturb Feature?
After Apple released iOS 7, it has been quite easy to change the “Do Not Disturb” option as you like. Say you can turn it on or off as you want. Just swipe up from the bottom of the phone to see the command center. Now, you will see a moon-like icon; either tap it on/off and that is about it.
iPhoneRinger Not Working
There have been a lot of comments from users who have tried implementing all of the mentioned suggestions and whose iPhones are still not ringing.
If you have made it this far, then there is a good chance that you may most likely have some hardware problems. Most often, when gunk or liquid gets into one of the phone ports(like the headphone jack or the charging inlet), it stops ringing.
In such cases, you can take an antistatic brush and try to brush out the gunk from the headphone jack or the dock connector port. Antistatic brushes are quite useful for cleaning any sort of electronics; these are available on online stores for purchase.
If you are successful, the issue should be resolved by now. However, most often, the damage is already done. If something has shorted out inside your phone, the only solution is to take it to the local Apple Store or check out with the Apple support team for a solution.
You can also get the phone repaired. There are a lot of Apple service centers across the globe; it is best if you can get your phone serviced and sort out this issue.
Apple has one of the best service centers out there, and these kinds of issues are very rare. Most of the time, users themselves can fix the issues they have on their phones; a lot of solutions are available online.
There is, of course, Apple support, which provides solutions as well. I hope this article has provided solutions to the users whose iPhone stopped ringing due to some reason.
In most cases, if you try out the above-mentioned tips, the phone will start working normally. You can also try restarting your iPhone and see if that works as well.