How to Get iPhone Ringer Problems Fixed

Apr 27, 2022 • Filed to: Fix iOS Mobile Device Issues • Proven solutions


Imagine this scenario. You're waiting for a phone call. You have double-checked your iPhone to ensure the ringer is on. When it rings, you are expecting to hear it. Minutes later, you find out that you have missed that important call. Sometimes your iPhone ringer starts malfunctioning. When this happens, your mute buttons will no longer work. External speaker is one of the reasons why your phone is having these audio issues. It has internal speaker and external speaker. Naturally if you're having problems, you are going to miss some calls. Most of the time, you may think that this is a major problem and ended up waiting for someone else to look at the problem.

There is always a solution to this problem. Depends on whether or not the issue is hardware or software related, this issue can be fixed. But let's hope its software since it is easiest problem to fix.

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Check if the Mute is On

First of all, rule out simple problems before you dive in more complicated ones. Ensure that you have not silenced your iPhone or have forgotten it back on. To check, there are two ways:

On the side of your iPhone, check the mute switch. It should be turned off. The indicator if it is turned on is the orange line in the switch.

Check Settings app and tap Sounds. The Ringer and Alerts slider does not go all the way to the left. To turn up the volume, move the slider to the right in order.

iPhone ringer problems

Check if Your Speaker Works

At the bottom of your iPhone, the bottom is used for whatever sounds your phone makes. Whether you play games, listen to music, watch movies or hear a ringtone for your incoming calls, everything is all about the speaker. If you do not hear calls, your speaker might be broken. If this is the case, play music or YouTube video to check your volume. If the audio is fine, that's not the problem. If no sound comes out, but you've got the volume up loud, you need to repair your iPhone's speaker.

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Check if the Caller was Blocked

If one person calls you, but no signs of call, you've possibly blocked their numbers. Apple gave iOS 7 users the ability to block numbers, text messages and FaceTime from phone numbers. To see if the number is still stuck on your phone: Tap Settings, Phone, and Blocked. On the screen, you can see a list of the phone numbers you have once blocked. To unblock, tap Edit in the upper-right corner, then touch the red circle, and then the Unblock button.

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Examine Your Ringtone

If still not solved, check your ringtone. If you have a custom ringtone, the ringtone might be getting corrupted or deleted may cause your phone not to ring whenever someone is calling. To address the problems with ringtones, try these.

    • To set a new default ringtone, tap the Settings, Sounds, and Ringtone. Once done, choose a new ringtone. • To check if the person, whose calling is missing, tap Phone, Contacts, and locate the person's name and tap. Once done, tap the edit. Check the line and assign a new ringtone. If the unique tone is the problem, locate all the contacts assigned and select a new one.

iPhone ringer problems

If there's the moon, it means your block calls

Moon stands for Do Not Disturb mode, and this might be the reason your phone isn't ringing. In the upper right screen, turn it off. The easiest way to do this is through swiping upfrom the bottom to show the Control Center.In the home screen, doing this is fast and easy. In apps, swiping and pulling this stuff will appear.

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iPhone that sends calls straight to voicemail and doesn't ring

If you are currently facing this kind of problem, rest assured that your iPhone is not malfunction. Rather, Do Not Disturb is turned on to send all calls to the voicemail, this problem is prevented when the caller calls back within minutes. In iOS 7 and iOS 8, which are standard versions of iPhone software, can accidentally turn the Do Not Disturb mode when you change the settings.

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Ring/Silent Switch

In most cases, you may have ignored whether or not the silent/ring switch is set to quieten the ringer. Take note that this switch is beyond the volume of an ordinary switch. If you see some orange on the switch, it means that it was set to vibrate. To solve this, change it to ring and you everything will be good.  

iPhone ringer problems

iPhone ringer problems

Turn Up the Volume

Make sure to check the volume buttons on your iPhone because they control the ringer. Press the "Volume Up" button from the Home screen, and make sure the volume is set to appropriate level.

iPhone ringer problems

Try a Reset

In most cases, you need to reset the iPhone to work correctly again. Do this by holding and pressing the "Home" and "Power" buttons simultaneously for five seconds. After you hold the buttons, your phone should shut off. Once done, power it on and give ringer another try.

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Headphones Mode

Phones that are stuck in "Headphones Mode" is one of the most common issues with iPhone users who have ringer issues.

iPhone ringer problems

Replace dock connector

The dock connector contains wiring that delegates sounds on your iPhone. If you are currently experiencing ringer issues, you need to replace your dock connector. Whether owning an iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, check your guides and replace the dock connector. The process will take only for about thirty minutes, and rest assure that it will not cost you a lot.

iPhone ringer problems

Sound and ringer issues are one of the most common problems you will see with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. Some users have experienced few similar problems lately. The best thing about it is the fact that it can be solved easily with the right repair guides.

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