Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6
You may need to put your iPhone in the different mode when you are on different occasions. When you are in an important conference, you probably want to put your iPhone on silent. While if you are in a situation where you don't want your iPhone ringer to interrupt others but don't want to miss any call, you may prefer to put your iPhone on vibrate. Thus it's necessary for you to learn how to put your iPhone on silent, vibrate or ring. If that's exactly what you want, read this article and learn how to make it within seconds. For more tips on how to use your iPhone, go to iOS & Mac Topics to get what you want.
If there is nothing wrong with the Silent/Ring switch on the left side of your iPhone. You can put your iPhone on silent easily and quickly by flipping the button. Just pull the Silent/Ring switch towards the back of your iPhone. You can silent your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 easily. If silencing your iPhone when calls and alerts arrive is not enough, you can mute your iPhone completely.
While if you get a broken Silent/Ring switch on your iPhone, you may fail to silence your iPhone with it. But don't worry, there are other ways to help you put your iPhone on silent effortlessly.
Tip 1: Use Volume Down button to silence iPhone
Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 7.
Step 2: Go to Sounds & Haptics and toggle on Change with Buttons. By doing so, you can change the volume of your iPhone ringer and alerts by pressing the volume buttons.
Step 3: Hold down the Volume Down button on your iPhone to adjust the volume to the minimum.
Tip 2: Don't choose any ringtone for your notifications
If you want your iPhone to make no sound while receiving notifications, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics, choose the category you'd like to mute, including Text Tone, New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Reminder Alerts, AirDrop, and then select None under Alerts Tones. What you need to know here is that this tip doesn't help when it comes to ringtone. (You can also switch off Keyboard Clicks and Lock Sound under Sounds & Haptics.)
Tip 3: Use Do Not Disturb to put your iPhone on silent
Putting your iPhone in Do Not Disturb mode, the calls and alerts received will be silenced when your iPhone is locked or all the time (according to your settings). Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb, toggle on Do Not Disturb and choose when to silence your iPhone calls and notifications, While iPhone is locked or Always.
The Silent/Ring switch only helps to put your iPhone on silent or ring. If you want to put your iPhone on vibrate, you need to go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics and turn on Vibrate on Ring, Vibrate on Silent or both. You can also change the vibration pattern/intensity on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus according to your needs
Pull the Silent/Ring switch towards the front of your iPhone and you will put your iPhone on ring. You can go to Settings to make a song you like as your iPhone ringtone. If you want to customize your iPhone ringtone, you can add ringtones to your iPhone for FREE with the help of an iOS data transfer tool, No matter