Does iOS 8 have anything like a ringer toggle switch?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by bobright, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I'm talking about where it can be controlled via the iOS kind of like the Flashlight etc..? Or maybe somewhere in the settings?

    My buddy has a broken ringer switch and he's jailbroken so he's controlling it with a toggle tweak. He wonders if iOS8 comes with anything like that before he upgrades tomorrow (to turn ringer on/off without using physical switch)?
     
  2. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    It's called Do Not Disturb.
     
  3. darkfiber, Sep 16, 2014
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    darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, there is a feature called "Assistive Touch" that was added in iOS 5.0 I believe. Go to SETTINGS-->GENERAL-->ACCESSIBILITY and select ASSISTIVE TOUCH and turn it on. A floating button will appear. When you press that screen button, select "Device" from that menu and then select the Mute/UnMute Bell icon to turn the ringer off and on. You can also do stuff like lock the screen, rotate the screen, volume up/down, lock screen, and a lot more.

    More info about Assistive Touch here...

    https://help.apple.com/iphone/7/#/iph96b21954
     
  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Sort of. Do Not Disturb also stops the notification from lighting up the screen & vibrating.
     
  5. abhibeckert macrumors regular

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    I wonder if you buddy has checked how much it costs to fix the switch? It might be pretty cheap.
     
  6. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    In that case you can change the volume control to also affect the ringer.
     

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