It’s annoying to find that you have 5 missed calls on your iPhone when you didn’t even know that your iPhone rang in the first place. 

Then you’ve got to explain to all those people that you missed saying that ironically your iPhone sucks at being a phone.

This has happened quite a lot for me too and in this guide, I’ll be showing you a few quick and simple methods on how to fix when your iPhone does not ring. 🙂

Let’s dive right in.


  1. Flip the Ring/Silent Switch
  2. Turning Off Your Do Not Disturb Button
  3. No Volume. No Calls
  4. Maybe it’s Stuck in Headphones Mode
  5. Restart Your iPhone and Test
  6. Try Turning Off Vibration
  7. Update Your iPhone


How to Fix iPhone Does Not Ring: 7 Ways


1.  Flip the Ring/Silent Switch.

Take a look on the side of your iPhone and see whether you see an orange stripe on your Ring/Silent switch. 


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The difference between Ring and Silent.



If you see the orange stripe then that means your iPhone is set to Silent. Just flip the switch and you will be able to see on your iPhone screen your Ringer volume icon, which means now you will be able to hear any of your calls.

If you still manage to find that your iPhone won’t ring,  then don’t worry there are still a few more methods that we can try out which should surely fix it. 🙂




2.  Turning Off Your Do Not Disturb Button.

Do you see a moon in the top right-hand corner of your screen right next to your battery? Then that means you’re iPhone is in Do Not Disturb mode.

You see when you turn on Do Not Disturb, your iPhone is not going to disturb you with all your incoming calls and it’ll remain silent the entire time.

Here’s how you can turn this off:


Turning Do Not Disturb Off in Your Control Center

Step 1:  Swipe up on your iPhone screen to bring up your Control Center.


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Step 2:  Do you see the purple moon-shaped icon? Alright. All you have to do is just tap on it to turn it off.


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Turning Do Not Disturb Off in Your Settings 

Step 1:  Head over to your Settings app and scroll down a little until your see Do Not Disturb (which is right under your Control Centre).


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Step 2:  Tap on the slider next to Manual to turn it Off.


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iphone does not ring




3.  No Volume. No Calls.

How are you supposed to listen to your calls if your volume is set so low? So go ahead and increase your volume by using your Volume buttons which is to your side of your iPhone.

Once again, try to test out your iPhone by calling it and see if it rings.



4.  Maybe it’s Stuck in Headphones Mode.

Basically, this usually happens when you are using your earphones or headphones with your iPhone. What happens is your iPhone can “forget” that you unsynced or removed the external earphones/headphones causing it to be stuck in a state where it still thinks that your earphones/headphones are still synced and plugged in.

I have written a guide on how you can fix an iPhone that’s stuck in Headphones Mode. It’s a good read, with tons of comments and feedback from our readers with their own solutions and experiences. 🙂



5.  Restart Your iPhone and Test.

Go ahead and give your iPhone a restart by turning it off and then back on again. Once you’ve done that test it out by:

Step 1:  Heading to your Settings app and then tapping on Sounds.


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Step 2:  Next tap on Ringtone which is under the Sounds and Vibration Patterns.


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Step 3:  Test out by selecting any ringtone and listen to whether your iPhone does manage to produce the sound.


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6.  Try Turning Off Vibration.

You can also try turning off your vibration and see if that does the trick.

Here’s how:

Step 1:  Head over to your Settings app then scroll down a little until you see Sounds.


Step 2:  Tap on Sounds and then turn off both Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent buttons.


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iphone does not ring



Step 3:  Try testing your iPhone once again. 



7.  Update Your iPhone.

Just like how you would give your car up for servicing, it’s important to keep your iPhone updated. 

So go ahead and make sure to update your iPhone when you get the chance.

If you don’t know how to update your iPhone, all you have to do is just:

Step 1:  Head over to your Settings and then General.


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Step 2:  Tap on Software Update.


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Step 3:  If you see an update that’s waiting for your permission to proceed then all you have to do is just tap on Install Now. You’re done!


Share this guide with someone who’s having trouble with their iPhone not ringing.



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