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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Silence the ringer. Help

Besides pushing the side button down to silence the phone. Can the iPhone 5 be silenced through the settings. My wife has an otterbox and it's a pain to move case to push physical button. Surely there is a way through settings or pushing the volume down. Please help
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Setting - sounds - ringer slider
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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This will not put the phone ringer to silent just a low ring.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:19 PM   #4
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Do not disturb?

Or you can activate Assistive Touch.. go to Settings>General>Accessibility>AssistiveTouch

Turn it on..

Then a circle button will appear on the springboard.
Press it. click device. click mute/unmute.

I haven't tried if it works. My phone is always is silent mode.

Tell me if it works.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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How does do not disturb work. Will it allow for ringtones and alerts texts to be silent.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:33 PM   #6
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http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5463

Here you go. I think do not disturb will put everything in silent with some exceptions.

Or you can do the mute/unmute from assistive touch if you're looking for a way to mute/unmute everything without touching the physical buttons.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Is there an app that could put on homepage to silence the phone? Seems like there would be a switch for silent wifi Bluetooth etc thanks.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:27 AM   #8
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Like mentioned above, it can be done through assistive touch. Settings->General->Accessibility->AssistiveTouch
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:37 AM   #9
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Perhaps this is a jerky thing to say, but it's the first thought I had:

If your wife has a case that impedes the use of the phone's basic functions, maybe she needs to buy a better case. There are thousands that don't do that.

(Including some models by Otterbox themselves. My father-in-law has the one your wife does but my dad has another Otterbox which isn't quite so antagonistic.)
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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Perhaps this is a jerky thing to say, but it's the first thought I had:

If your wife has a case that impedes the use of the phone's basic functions, maybe she needs to buy a better case. There are thousands that don't do that.
I agree. A case for the phone should not be one that makes pressing of buttons difficult. Get a better case.

The Assistive Touch solution works as well.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:40 AM   #11
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Perhaps this is a jerky thing to say, but it's the first thought I had:

If your wife has a case that impedes the use of the phone's basic functions, maybe she needs to buy a better case. There are thousands that don't do that.

(Including some models by Otterbox themselves. My father-in-law has the one your wife does but my dad has another Otterbox which isn't quite so antagonistic.)
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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No that was not jerky or rude that is what she said she wants another case. I just got her the otterbox defender to keep it protected.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:06 AM   #13
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No that was not jerky or rude that is what she said she wants another case. I just got her the otterbox defender to keep it protected.
Try letting your wife pick a case if she even wants one at all. Any accessory that inhibits basic function of a device is worthless.
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