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    Default My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    One hour ago, I noticed that my iPhone does not ring when a call comes in though it will vibrate if I set the vibrate to "on". My iphone never had a problem before. It is definitely not set to silent. Is there anyone tell me how to do it? Many thanks!
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    Have you tried a reset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    One hour ago, I noticed that my iPhone does not ring when a call comes in though it will vibrate if I set the vibrate to "on". My iphone never had a problem before. It is definitely not set to silent. Is there anyone tell me how to do it? Many thanks!
    Try-

    Settings >Sounds > Then there should be a bar under vibrate, slide that all the way right and hopefully your fixed
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    It happened to me also. Try the hard button/switch on the side of the top of your iphone. It can be switched to transfer your calls to voicemail auto. It should not all the way to the left. This button/switch is convenient when you want not answer a call right away but send it to voicemail.
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    Default Side Switch

    If the side switch on your phone has a red dot it is on silent
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    try holding the power button and the home key at the same time and have it reset the phone if that doesnt work try backup restoring the phone on itunes see if that works... when all else fails make an appointment with the apple store
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    Default iphone won't ring anymore

    Thanks!! It's the button, you don't have to reset!
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    Thumbs up Silence is not always golden. Check the red slider (Bergen)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramain View Post
    If the side switch on your phone has a red dot it is on silent
    I couldn't figure out why that button with the red dot next to it didn't do anything. Thanks to Bergen, I now know that it doesn't push, it slides. :o I have no red dot now, and my iPhone 4s rings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks again Bergen.
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    this thread is EPIC
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    Omg hahaha


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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    this thread is EPIC
    I dropped a macaroni noodle on mine... now it has awesome ringtones
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    This happen to my iPhone 4. It did not vibrate or ring.
    If you select Vibrate and the bell with the line across dose not appear you have a bad silent button.
    I ordered the button from e bay.
    Its hard to replace to I would take it to a shop to replace.
    Again if your I phone dose not ring or vibrate replace the silent selector switch.
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    Thank you, you answered my question correctly, why it didn't ring. I'm so happy.
    Blessings
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    Thanks a million!!! I had been searching everywhere -- apparently when you set the privacy button via the touch screen, it affects this? After I left the theater and restored the ring -- it still wouldn't ring -- until I found the little red button near the volume buttons.
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    Thank you whoever posted about the silent thing on the side. that was the whole problem! All this reset business, etc., did nothing. I had inadvertently set it to silent, so all it did was vibrate.
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Hannigan View Post
    Thank you whoever posted about the silent thing on the side. that was the whole problem! All this reset business, etc., did nothing. I had inadvertently set it to silent, so all it did was vibrate.
    That would be member "Tramain". Anyway, we're glad you got the problem fixed. Take care and have a wonderful day...
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    Thank you! Your advice solved my issue . Couldn't thank you enough
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    Thanks again to the person who explained about the little red button! I'm back in business thanks to you!
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    Apple Store at Doncater fixed a variation to this problem. Solution:Settings>Accessibility>Assistive Touch> remove mute setting
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    Thanks so much. I was so frustrated! Now thanks to accessibility- I have a ringtone and am not missing calls.
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    You guys ROCK! I am partially deaf and need both the LOUD ringer AND vibrate. For about a month now, I have missed many calls. After reading this thread, my phone now rings (loudly) and vibrates! Thank you all SO much!
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    Default Re: My iphone won't ring, help newbie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberly Mazza View Post
    You guys ROCK! I am partially deaf and need both the LOUD ringer AND vibrate. For about a month now, I have missed many calls. After reading this thread, my phone now rings (loudly) and vibrates! Thank you all SO much!
    On behalf of everyone who responded, you're very welcome...
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    Thank you.. (my problem is solved)

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