I’m not a tech blogger, but I (FINALLY) figured out something last night that had been driving me crazy for the past several months. I thought it was just me, but after posting on my Facebook page, it seems many of you are/were having the same problem.
So, your iPhone. Does it ring when someone calls? No? Maybe only occasionally? What about text alerts? Do you pick up your phone only to see 10 missed text messages and calls? How can that be? It’s sitting within 5 feet of you! Must been crappy reception, right?
Well, that’s what I thought. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why my phone was only ringing a small percentage of the time. Little did I know that my Do Not Disturb feature was turned on – basically only allowing my list of “favorites” to audibly ring on my phone.
How do you know if the Do Not Disturb feature is turned on?
Look at your lock screen. (You can see mine in the above image.) Do you see that little moon icon on the top bar? Yep, it’s on. And muting your calls.
So, how do you turn that damn thing off? Two easy ways. First off, you can access the Do Not Disturb menu in Settings. Make sure to turn the manual slider to “off.” (Also you can see how mine was set to allow call from “favorites.” That’s why my iPhone was still ringing part of the time!)
The second way (and probably how I turned mine on in the first place) is to swipe up from the bottom while on your home screen, and the menu below will pop up. See that moon icon? Be sure it’s turned off.
There you have it. Now your iPhone can ring again and all will be right with the world. (On the flip side, though, if you only want to be alerted when your “favorites” call, then by all means keep it on!)