iPhone: No Ringer Sound On Incoming Calls

If you can’t hear the ringer when there is an incoming call to your Apple iPhone, there are a few things that can cause the issue. Here is a list of things to try.

1. Ring/Silent Switch

You may have overlooked whether or not the ring/silent switch is set to silence the ringer. The ring/silent switch is above the volume switch. If you can see orange on this switch, it’s set to vibrate. Switch it to ring and you should be all good.

iPhone ringer down
iPhone ringer up

2. Turn Up the Volume

Be sure not to overlook that the volume buttons on the side of the iPhone controls the ringer. From the Home screen, press the “Volume Up” button and ensure the volume is set to an appropriate level.

3. Try a Reset

Sometimes you might need to reset the iPhone to get it working correctly again. You can do this by pressing and holding the “Power” and “Home” buttons simultaneously for about 5 seconds. After holding the buttons, the iPhone should shut off. From there, simply power it back on and give the ringer another try.

4. It’s Stuck in Headphones Mode

Another common issue with iPhone users who have ringer issues is that the device is stuck in “Headphones Mode”. This happens when the iPhone seems to detect headphones plugged into the device. Read our post, “iPhone or iPad Stuck with No Sound” for tips on how to fix this issue.


Hopefully at least one set of steps above has helped you fix your ringer sound issue. Please share your experience with this problem in the comments section below.


  1. Jerry says

    Googled my simple problem ..thanks for the response . Other sites spent time telling me nothing about troubleshooting but how I must feel missing calls blah blah blah. You gave me the ABC ‘s ..accurate brief and concise. Thanks

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