Silence the ringer. Help

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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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  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    This will not put the phone ringer to silent just a low ring.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Do not disturb? :D

    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. ;)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    How does do not disturb work. Will it allow for ringtones and alerts texts to be silent.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Help

    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.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Like mentioned above, it can be done through assistive touch. Settings->General->Accessibility->AssistiveTouch
     

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    Small White Car

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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.)
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    I was thinking the same thing!
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    No

    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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    Interstella5555

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    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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