When your iPhone is not ringing, you may miss some important phone calls, a situation that is not ideal for anyone. While there are a lot of reasons why your iPhone is not ringing, most are easy to fix. In fact, in this article, we are going to be looking at some of the best solutions for an iPhone that is not ringing.

Why Is My iPhone Not Ringing?

There are several reasons why your iPhone may not be ringing. The following are just some of them:

  • Your device's speaker may be broken
  • You may have turned on "Mute" on the device
  • There could be a problem with your ringtone
  • You may have blocked the phone number trying to call you
  • Your device is stuck in headphone mode
  • There is something wrong with the iPhone operating system

Part 1. 5 Simple Checks Before Fixing iPhone not Ringing Issue

As you can see some of the reasons why your device is not ringing could be due to a few setting changes that you may have forgotten or you may not be aware of. For this reason, we recommend the following simple checks before attempting to fix the device.

1. Check Your Speaker

Your iPhone speaker, located at the bottom of the device, is used for every sound on the device including phone calls. Therefore, if you are unable to hear the ringtone when there is an incoming call on the device, the speaker could be broken.

To test it, play music or a video from YouTube in the device and make sure that the volume is turned all the way up. If you don't hear anything, then it is likely that the speaker is broken and may need to be repaired.

2. Check Do Not Disturb Settings

When Do Not Disturb is turned on, you will not be able to hear any sound from calls, texts, and notifications. It is therefore important to check if you turned on this feature in the past and forgot. Here's how to check Do Not Disturb in settings.

Step 1: Open Settings and then tap "Do Not Disturb".

Step 2: If the manual slider is enabled, turn it off. You may also want to check the "Scheduled" to see when it as used and whether you missed some calls in that time.


You can also tap "Allow Calls From" to select a group of contacts who can get through even when Do Not Disturb is enabled.

3. Check and Change a Ringtone

You may also want to check the ringtone you have selected to ensure that it is not corrupt and that it is working as it should. To do that go to Settings > Sound & Haptics > Ringtone and select a different ringtone.

4. Check the Headphone Mode

It is also possible that your device could be stuck in headphone mode. This can happen especially if you have been using your headphones for quite a while.

A software bug can cause the device to try and send the sound to the headphones instead of the speaker. The easiest way to tell is to connect the headphones and see if you can hear the ringing.

5. Check the Ringer and Alert Settings

You should also go ahead and check whether there is an orange stripe on your ring/silent switch. If there is one, then the ringer is set to "Silent". Simply flip the switch to turn it on.

To turn on the volume on the ringer from the settings, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics and drag the "Ringer and Alerts" slider to increase the ringer volume.


Part 2. Top 4 Ways to Fix iPhone Not Ringing Issue

If the problem still persists even after checking all the above settings, the following solutions should help fix the device.

via iMyFone Fixppo via Restart Option via iOS Update via Factory Reset
Success Rate 100% 30% 50% 80%
Difficulty Easy Easy Easy Complex
Required Time Short Short Depends Long
Data Loss after Fixing No No Depends Yes
What Issues Can Be Fixed All system/software issues A few software issues Some software issues Most software issues

Way 1. The Most Effective Way to Fix iPhone Not Ringing without Data Loss

The best way to fix a device that is not working properly regardless of the problem is iMyFone Fixppo. Fixppo is specifically designed to help fix system issues on iOS devices. The following are just some of the features that make Fixppo the best solution for your iPhone that is not ringing:

  • It supports all iPhone models and all versions of iOS including iOS 13/13.1/13.1.1/13.1.2.
  • It is very easy to use with a simple, making it useful even for beginners.
  • It can be used to fix all issues with a 100% success rate.
  • It offers two modes to fix the device: the standard mode that is ideal for fixing common issues without data loss and the advanced mode that is useful for more stubborn iPhone issues.
  • It has already been trusted and recommended by many professional websites.

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To use Fixppo to repair an iPhone that is not ringing, download and install the program on to your computer and follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Open Fixppo and select the "Standard Mode" from the options on the main window. Connect the iPhone to the computer and click "Next". You may need to unlock the device to allow the program to detect it.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 2: If the device is not immediately detected by the program, follow the on-screen instructions to put the device in DFU/Recovery mode.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: Once the device is in recovery mode, click on "Download" to download the firmware for the device.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: When the firmware download is complete, click "Start" to begin the repair process and keep the device connected until the process is complete.

finished fixing your device

This tool is an ideal solution for most iOS issues and is, therefore, a must-have for all iOS device users. You can get your own free trial copy here.

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Way 2. Restart the iPhone

A simple restart is one of the best ways to fix minor glitches with the device and may, therefore, be the ideal solution for a device that won't ring. Here's how to restart your iPhone.

Press and hold the power and the volume down button until the "slide to power off" slider appears. Slide it to shut down the device. Or press and hold the power button until the slider appears. Move the slider to turn off the device.


Once the device is turned off, press the power button to turn on the device again.

Way 3. Update Your iPhone

Updating the device to the latest version of iOS is a great way to remove some bugs that interfere with the system and cause these issues. Because, apart from great new features, an update will also come with bug fixes designed to improve the device's various functions. Follow these simple steps to update the device.

Step 1: Open Settings on your device and then tap "General".

Step 2: Tap "Software Update" and if there is an updated tap "Install Now".


Way 4. Factory Reset Your iPhone

If every solution you try doesn't work, the best way to fix the device is to reset it to factory settings. This method will result in data loss and you may, therefore, want to back up your device before resetting it.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes if it doesn't automatically launch.

Step 2: Click on the iPhone when it appears and then selects "Restore iPhone".

Step 3: iTunes will ask you if you want to back up the device before restoring. Click "Yes" to ensure the safety of your data and it will begin the backup.

Step 4: Click "Restore" after the backup is complete and iTunes will erase the device and attempt to install the latest version of iOS. The device will restart when the process is complete.



The solutions above are ideal for an iPhone that is not ringing. We recommend you check the settings first as described in the second part of this article and if the problem persists, choose a solution that is ideal from the solutions in the third part. Implement the solutions as described above and then share your results with us in the comments section below. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have on this topic and we'll do our best to help.

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