How to Turn Off Silent Mode on iPhone

To turn off silent mode and bring your iPhone back to ring mode, you can either use your phone’s physical switch or use an option in the Settings app. We’ll show you both ways to disable the silent mode.

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The easy way to turn off silent mode is to use the physical Ring/Silent switch. If this switch is broken or is faulty, then use an option in the Settings app to disable silent mode. In case your phone’s physical switch is stuck on silent mode, the Settings option will override that and bring you back to ring mode.

Turn Off Silent Mode on iPhone Using the Switch

On the left side of your iPhone, you have a small switch that you can flip to switch between ring and silent mode.

If your iPhone is currently in silent mode, then behind this switch, you will see orange color.

The orange on the silence switch is visible.
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To disable silent mode and enable ring mode, flip this switch once so that you don’t see the orange color anymore.

The switch is set to off.
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Your iPhone is now in ring mode, and you’re all set.

Take iPhone Off Silent Mode in Settings

If you can’t use the physical switch to deactivate silent mode, then use an option within Settings to go back to ring mode.

To do so, first, open the Settings app on your iPhone. In Settings, tap «Accessibility.» If you don’t see this option, tap «General» and then tap «Accessibility.»


Tap «Touch» in the «Physical and Motor» section.


Tap «Assitive Touch»


Finally, tap the toggle next to «AssitiveTouch» to enable the option.

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You’ll now see a gray circle on your iPhone’s screen. This circle holds an option to enable and disable silent mode on your phone. To reveal that option, tap the box.

In the menu that opens, tap «Device.»


In the «Device» menu, to turn off your iPhone’s silent mode, tap «Unmute.»

Tap the

And your iPhone is now out of silent mode. You may now close the box and even disable AssistiveTouch if you want.

Bonus Tip: Make a Shortcut to Turn Silent Mode On and Off

If you use an iPhone 8 or later running iOS 14 or newer, you can tap your phone’s back two or three times to enable and disable silent mode. You can activate this feature by heading into Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap and then choosing an appropriate option.

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On older iPhones, you can configure a tap on the AssistiveTouch icon to enable and disable silent mode. To set this up, visit Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch and tap «Single-Tap,» «Double-Tap,» or «Long Press,» depending on what you’d like to use. Then select the «Mute» option.

Choose the

And that’s how you quickly come out of silent mode on your iPhone.

Did you know you can tap the back of your iPhone to turn on your flashlight? Check out our guide to learn how to set it up.

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