How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Silent Mode


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“My iPhone 6 is stuck on silent, the side switch flicks but nothing happens. It is not on silent mode, but no sound even the settings are on for the sounds. How to fix iPhone stuck on mute? Any help?”

In many cases, you need to morph iPhone into silent mode. For instance, when you sleep, in a meeting or partake in some important activities. Apple keeps the hardware mute switch feature on iPhone to enable users can quickly and easily turn the ringer off and put the iPhone into vibrate-only mode. It’s quite convenient.

iPhone Stuck on Silent

However, there are many iOS users complain that iPhone stuck on silent issue. iPhone keeps mute, the incoming call ringer is muted, even when the mute switch is offset from the volume rocker. iPhone only vibrates or be silent. What should you do?

Truth is, there are various reasons may cause the issue that you can’t hear the ringer when there is an incoming call to your iPhone. This post will show some effective solutions to fix iPhone stuck on mute mode, including some regular and professional ways.

Part 1. Common Solutions to Turn off iPhone Silent Mode (h2)

When your iPhone stuck on silent, you should first check the hardware mute switch. You can turn off the iPhone mute mode by flipping the iPhone's physical mute switch. Then you can go to “Sounds & Haptics” option to check if there is a right ringtone. If your iPhone still keeps in silent, you can take the following methods to fix the issue.

Restart to fix iPhone stuck on silent

Restart is the easiest way to turn off iPhone mute mode. You can long press the Power button to arise the power off option. When the slider appears on the screen, slide it to shut down your iPhone. Wait for a few seconds and then long press the Power button again to restart iPhone.

Force restart to turn off iPhone silent mode

If your iPhone is still in silent mode after restarting, you can try the force restart.

Press the "Volume Up" button on iPhone and then press the "Volume Down" button. Keep pressing the "Side" button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo appears. You can check this post for more details about how to force restart iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/SE/6/5.

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Upgrade iOS to fix iPhone stuck on silent

Upgrading iOS is also a great way to fix all types of bugs. When your iPhone stuck on silent, you can try upgrading iOS version to get rid of it.

First, you need to check if there is an available iOS upgrade version. You can open “Settings” app and then tap “General” > “Software Update”. Upgrade the iOS on your iPhone if there is a newer version in present.

Erase content and settings to fix iPhone stuck on mute

In some cases, you can wipe content and settings to bring iPhone to a brand new condition. After that, the iPhone no sound issue will be fixed.

Step 1. Turn on your iPhone and go to “Settings” app.

Step 2. Tap "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings".

Step 3. Here you are required to enter your password. Then tap "Erase iPhone" and tap the "Erase iPhone" again to confirm the operation to erase your iPhone.

Erase Settings

Part 2. Professional Way to Fix iPhone Stuck on Mute Mode

With the regular solutions above, you have a big chance to fix the iPhone stuck on silent issue. What if your iPhone is still in mute mode and keeps no sound? Here we sincerely recommend the powerful iOS System Recovery to fix the issue. It has the capability to fix various iOS related issues including iPhone stuck on mute mode. You can free download it and take the following guide to solve the problem.

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Steps to fix iPhone stuck on silent

Step 1. Free download install and run this iOS System Recovery on your computer by double-clicking the download button above. Connect your iPhone to it via a USB cable. When you enter the main interface, you need to click “Start” button to move to the next step.

iOS System Recovery Main Interface

Step 2. You can take the on-screen instructions to guide your iPhone into DFU mode or recovery mode.

Enter into Recovery Mode

Step 3. Ensure your iPhone information like device category, device type, device model and iOS version to update is correct. Then click "Repair" button to download firmware and repair iOS system.

Fix iOS Stuck on Apple Logo

It will take some time to finish the whole fixing process. After that, your iPhone will automatically back to normal condition, and your iPhone silent mode will be turned off. As it mentioned above, if your iPhone stuck on Apple logo, boot loop, and freeze on recovery mode, DFU mode and so on, you can also use iOS System Recovery to solve the problem.

Part 3: FAQs of iPhone Stuck on Silent

Why is my iPhone muted?

You might turn on the mute switch by accident. When you put your iPhone in the pocket, you possibly press the volume buttons accidentally.

Why does my iPhone 6 keep switching from ringer to silent and back, again and again?

Usually, this is because there is dust or lint stuck in the crevices of the silencer switch.

How do I turn off silence when iPhone is locked?

The only way to turn off the "silence" when the phone is locked is to not lock your phone. Otherwise, if you set up a locking time, you're stuck with the "always" or "when it's locked" option.

After reading this page, you can handily fix iPhone stuck on silent issue, whether you are using a new iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or an old iPhone 6/7/SE. Actually, even you are facing other iOS issues, you can rely on the recommended iOS System Recovery to easily fix them. Leave us a message in the comment if you still have any questions.

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