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If your iPhone isn’t ringing properly, there may be several reasons why. 

Before you attempt to service your phone for ringer issues, check that your iPhone doesn’t have Do Not Disturb Mode enabled or that it’s not stuck in headphone mode. 

You should also make sure that your iPhone isn’t on Silent, you haven’t blocked any numbers, and that any custom ringtones are working properly. 

Here are a few tips on how to fix your iPhone if it’s not ringing.  

Turn off Do Not Disturb mode 

If your phone is in Do Not Disturb mode, incoming calls won’t ring and they’ll go straight to voicemail. When enabled, there’s a crescent moon icon in your status bar. If you see it, here’s how to disable Do Not Disturb mode. 

1. Swipe up from the bottom of your Home screen. 

2. If the Do Not Disturb button — which looks like a quarter moon — is highlighted, tap it to disable the feature.  

Quick tip: Some calls can get through Do Not Disturb mode on iOS if you set up exceptions for specific phone numbers.

Check that your iPhone isn’t stuck in headphone mode 

It’s possible that your phone is “stuck” in a mode in which it thinks it’s playing the ringtone, but it’s sending it to a device that isn’t connected, like earbuds that aren’t plugged in or a Bluetooth device that isn’t turned on.

Here are a few things you can try to “wake up” your iPhone’s audio connection so it’s working properly:

Plug earbuds into your phone and remove them again to coax the phone into recognizing there are no earbuds plugged in. 
Make sure you’re not connected to another audio device by swiping up on the screen to display the Control Center. Then tap the Airplay icon in the music pane — it looks like a triangle with three circles — and if anything other than the iPhone is selected, choose the iPhone.
Enable and disable Airplane mode by tapping the airplane icon in the Control Center. 

See if any custom ringtones aren’t working

If the phone won’t ring for a specific caller and that person isn’t blocked, then check to see if it’s a custom ringtone you assigned to them that isn’t working.

On iPhones using iOS 12 and earlier, you can change the custom ringtone for a contact. Open the phone app, select their name from your contacts, and tap “Edit” in the top right corner …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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8 ways to fix an iPhone that’s not ringing properly

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