1. iMore Question's Avatar
    It's a straight forward question but more detail is needed?
    07-25-2015 04:43 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The little switch by the volume buttons... or the do not disturb function...
    07-25-2015 04:45 PM
  3. devoted101's Avatar
    .. How do I silence the ringer on my 6 plus using ios 9 beta 4 *IF* the switch only toggles rotation lock? --short of downgrading, wiping the phone, or my fav sarcastic b.s. response: wait until ios 9 final is released..

    i reckon no one has a noncheeky answer to this one (that hasn't been said above)
    07-26-2015 12:55 AM
  4. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Non cheeky answer? How does one buy an iPhone and not know how to activate silent mode? On Android I can see, because its software enabled. But the switch for the iPhone is on the bloody side of the thing.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    07-26-2015 04:18 AM
  5. tadpoles's Avatar
    .. How do I silence the ringer on my 6 plus using ios 9 beta 4 *IF* the switch only toggles rotation lock? --short of downgrading, wiping the phone, or my fav sarcastic b.s. response: wait until ios 9 final is released..

    i reckon no one has a noncheeky answer to this one (that hasn't been said above)
    If the hardware switch is controlling rotation lock ala iPad then one solution should be to change that in settings so that it controls mute/unmute (sorry, my iPhone is in my purse so that's the best I can offer at the moment).

    from the Elegance
    Last edited by tadpoles; 07-26-2015 at 12:09 PM.
    07-26-2015 04:30 AM
  6. devoted101's Avatar
    One bought his iPhone on Apple's website nearly a year ago. One has owned an iPhone since iPhone 3GS. I hope that answers one's question, even if it was not an answer to the original question.
    07-26-2015 10:13 AM
  7. zerog46's Avatar
    And no one is willing to help you after you so elegantly asked? Stunned.


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    07-26-2015 10:16 AM
  8. devoted101's Avatar
    I appreciate an actual answer BUT the switch DOES control rotation lock, and the option to change the switch back to mute is no longer found in Settings>General and has not been since iOS 9 beta 1 (we are now on beta 4). I have a feeling that by and large my original question was not read further than the first 3 words and the last 3 words. I bet I could say anything in the middle and it would go unread as I thought I made myself clear in the original post. Did you know that jesus of nazareth is a distant cousin of adolf hitler on their mothers' side. i just read the confirmation in the daily mail one stormy afternoon during a tornado in downtown tijuana. blah blah blag iPhone.

    so i just can't figure out if it is even possible to switch it back. i am guessing it is not but i thought i would ask here just on the off chance i would get an actual answer (a la tadpoles) and not some bored troll thinking s/he is clever or funny by leaving a sophomoric response.
    07-26-2015 10:24 AM
  9. devoted101's Avatar
    i know, i think my original question was quite thorough, direct, and appropriate. It is so unusual that people will take the time to try and sound "funny" and leave a reply that has no worth therefore is a waste of time on the part of the replier (my guess is those folk have time to waste). I had the assumption that posting a question on a tech site would be a bit more serious in their posts and stay on topic without having to be reminded.

    #NoTact
    07-26-2015 10:32 AM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    1. Plug iPhone into computer
    2. Put in DFU Mode
    3. Restore the device to iOS 8.4
    4. Don't try to use 'beta' software on your primary device

    Posting the same question 7 minutes apart doesn't get it answered any faster. And restoring is the only way if you no longer have that setting inside the settings app anymore.
    07-26-2015 10:43 AM
  11. devoted101's Avatar
    So let me get this right, you didn't read my full post before replying did you? I didn't think so as I've already address your answer. Thank you for the attempt but you should really read the full question before replying next time. Good effort though.
    1. Plug iPhone into computer
    2. Put in DFU Mode
    3. Restore the device to iOS 8.4
    4. Don't try to use 'beta' software on your primary device

    Posting the same question 7 minutes apart doesn't get it answered any faster. And restoring is the only way if you no longer have that setting inside the settings app anymore.
    07-26-2015 10:53 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Reset all Settings
    Go to Settings >General >Reset >Reset All Settings
    07-26-2015 10:58 AM
  13. devoted101's Avatar
    I've always always used beta software on every iPhone since the 3GS. My father is a developer. It's more fun than jail breaking and legal. I don't mind inconveniences that it can cause sometimes. If I did, I wouldn't do it. I just wanted to know if there was a possibility within the parameters I set in the original question. If the answer is, "no, there isn't a way and I should know because I've tried," that would be great. I don't know how all the needless venom would assist anyone.
    07-26-2015 10:58 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've always always used beta software on every iPhone since the 3GS. My father is a developer. It's more fun than jail breaking and legal. I don't mind inconveniences that it can cause sometimes. If I did, I wouldn't do it. I just wanted to know if there was a possibility within the parameters I set in the original question. If the answer is, "no, there isn't a way and I should know because I've tried," that would be great. I don't know how all the needless venom would assist anyone.
    Have you tried Reset All Settings?
    devoted101 likes this.
    07-26-2015 11:00 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can always go back to 8.4.
    07-26-2015 11:02 AM
  16. devoted101's Avatar
    No I've not tried that despite it being so direct. Thank you. I'll try that from home and see what happens. Now I have to decide if the potential for iPhone noise is worth ditching all my settings and saved wifi passwords. Thank you very much for your answer.
    Reset all Settings
    Go to Settings >General >Reset >Reset All Settings
    07-26-2015 11:03 AM
  17. devoted101's Avatar
    I have never used 8.4. Seems it has as many bugs as beta iOS 9. Despite battery drain, iOS 9 beta 1 has been the best out of the 4 for me
    07-26-2015 11:05 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have never used 8.4. Seems it has as many bugs as beta iOS 9. Despite battery drain, iOS 9 beta 1 has been the best out of the 4 for me
    Where you hear that? 8.4 has been very stable and battery is fine.
    07-26-2015 12:58 PM
  19. devoted101's Avatar
    Where you hear that? 8.4 has been very stable and battery is fine.
    I've noticed it myself in my brother's iPhone. Audiobooks leading the list of complaints.
    07-26-2015 01:01 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've noticed it myself in my brother's iPhone. Audiobooks leading the list of complaints.
    I don't use audiobooks. Maybe it's the audiobooks and not the phone. I've had no issues at all. And I use a 23 month old iPhone 5. iOS 8.4 has been the best since iOS 6 as far as performance goes.
    07-26-2015 01:09 PM
  21. devoted101's Avatar
    He has iPhone 6 and uses audiobooks from the iTunes Store and audible. Ever since  moved audiobooks into the iBooks app there has been an issue. There are also a few apps here and there that aren't working but that's on the app developer's side. Oddly many of the same issues he has using non beta current iOS I have on the beta. Though I wish I wish I never used my switch to toggle orientation. Oh well
    07-26-2015 01:39 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    He has iPhone 6 and uses audiobooks from the iTunes Store and audible. Ever since  moved audiobooks into the iBooks app there has been an issue. There are also a few apps here and there that aren't working but that's on the app developer's side. Oddly many of the same issues he has using non beta current iOS I have on the beta. Though I wish I wish I never used my switch to toggle orientation. Oh well
    Have you sent in a bug report or feedback?
    Feedback:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    07-26-2015 06:04 PM
  23. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    So let me get this right, you didn't read my full post before replying did you? I didn't think so as I've already address your answer. Thank you for the attempt but you should really read the full question before replying next time. Good effort though.
    What else do you want? All of the 'help' we provided involved some sort of 'wiping the device'. If you had a backup you could restore from that and update to the beta again, so your data would still be intact. If you're not going to be open to ideas and doing a bit of work, then why ask a question at all?
    07-26-2015 10:19 PM
  24. iphone5s's Avatar
    It's a straight forward question but more detail is needed?
    Although I don't own a 6+ I do use a 6. In the 6+ general settings isn't there an option to change the side button from using it to lock orientation or using it to mute volume? It's my understanding that the 6+ OS shares some characteristics of the ipad, hence that suggestion.

    settings/lock rotation/choose "mute"
    alt........use volume rocker on the left
    alt.........settings/sounds/ringer and alerts slide all the way to the left if "change volume with buttons" is disabled.
    07-27-2015 10:41 AM
  25. Kesav Spartan's Avatar
    .. How do I silence the ringer on my 6 plus using ios 9 beta 4 *IF* the switch only toggles rotation lock? --short of downgrading, wiping the phone, or my fav sarcastic b.s. response: wait until ios 9 final is released..

    i reckon no one has a noncheeky answer to this one (that hasn't been said above)
    If you take a look at the title of your thread and your first post, you will find that you never mentioned iOS 9 beta. We are not mind readers here. If you need an answer that is going to help you then I suggest that you give us the complete picture. Just to answer your question, this option is missing since Update 2. You need to wait till Apple fixes this . I remember reading this somewhere.

    Not being cheeky or sarcastic, just trying to help you here like the people who answered before me. You should be thankful that they took the time to respond to you in order to help you.

    Anyway, now that we know that you are using the beta, it would be good if you could provide feedback as Ledsteplin suggested
    Just_Me_D and SprSynJn like this.
    07-28-2015 02:41 AM
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