How to turn off all sounds from iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fathergll, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. fathergll macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to disable all sounds from the with the click of a button or is there someone kind of option that lets you do this? I mean a true mute button that won't play any alarm sounds, music...etc...you name it.
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately there is not. You can set no sounds to all notifications from the notifications settings as well as use the mute slider on the left of the iPhone above the volume buttons.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    hovscorpion12 is correct. Stock, there is no way.

    However, there are ways if you are jailbroken.

    I use Activator to attach Do Not Disturb to my Mute Switch. I also attach (via Activator) another tweak called DisAlarm. DisAlarm is a tweak that silences all alarms until you switch it back off.

    So, when I flip my mute switch, I get no ringers (mute), no notifications (Do Not Disturb) and no alarms (DisAlarm). My phone is TRULY silent.

    One of the few things I fault Apple on because their stance has always been (and therefore is the stance of a lot of people here on MR) that alarms should not be silenced.

    I disagree because not everyone has a 9 to 5 job or has only one morning alarm. Completely silencing your iPhone should NOT be a three or more step process.

    But I come from Windows Mobile phones where the mute switch actually does what you expect it to do.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At best there's the vibrate/silent switch on the side of the phone, in addition to DND and the volume slider in Control Center. Those will do most of it, but not the alarm as I recall.
     
  5. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I don't like about the 6 plus. That and not being able to delete mass emails with one or two clicks.
     
  6. fathergll thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn so I might need to go with a jail broken option.

    I find there is just too many ways to get caught in embarrassing situations without having to check multiple different steps. For example if im browsing twitter and click a link and some video pops up then it's going to be blasting in public unless i remember to turn off that specific sound.

    I would kill for an actual mute option. If im at a funeral it would be nice to have 100% guarantee my phone is silent without turning it off or making some checklist of disabling sounds.
     
  7. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    Won't putting it into Airplane Mode serve this purpose?
     
  8. CreatorCode macrumors regular

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    You can always power off your phone.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    And hoping apple change some of their inferior and stick ways would be a long march.
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Which could save everything. :p in one press plus one slide.
     
  11. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    Has to be in Airplane Mode.
     
  12. fathergll thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't think so
     
  13. fathergll thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which would be the Apple answer
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You shouldn't have to. Apple shouldn't force you to have to. My Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro 2008 phone had a proper mute function – hell my 2007 Sanyo Katana flip phone had a proper mute function.

    But Apple does not see this as a problem and it won't change until they do.
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    You only have to check 2 things.

    1) Mute switch is on

    2) No alarm clock icon is appearing at the top of your screen.

    I don't really think that's too high of a burden.
     
  16. eyoungren, Jun 26, 2015
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    And if there is an alarm that is set to go off during the time you want the phone mute?

    Then you have to open the clock app and shut it off. Then hope you remember to turn it back on for the next time you need it.

    Your "not that high of a burden" two step process is one step more than the process of a real mute switch.
     
  17. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68030

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    I think airplane mode is the closest setting to this, otherwise, you would need to turn each sound/notification off.
     
  18. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Excuse me for breaking in but what sounds do the iPhone make with the mute button on? I seldom use it but can not remember it making more than a buzzing noise at best when on mute.

    Thanks, hope all has a great weekend!
     
  19. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    If I'm in that situation, I'd probably turn off my phone out of respect.
     
  20. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    On the other hand, I am glad that turn on the mute button does not turn off the alarm sound. I used to get a lot of text msg for work when we had problems, and there were night I was on call but could the problem were beyond my control and I want to get some sleep so I can get up and fix the problems when others have done their job. Just being able to turn on the mute button and still have the alarm working was perfect.
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Alarms. Which if you have an irregular schedule (meaning anything other than a 9 to 5 job) can go off when you least want them to even if the mute switch is on.
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Isn't that why Apple created Do Not Disturb?

    You can have your mute off, but DND on and alarms will go off as scheduled. Exactly what your scenario demands. And if Apple can provide that with DND, then why not the opposite direction of letting the mute switch silence alarms.
     
  23. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Ah, that explains it. Only alarm is my wake up. Good to know. I use mute very seldom

    Have a great weekend.
     
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68030

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    OP wants all sounds off. With "MUTE", alarm activates regardless.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If you aren't using your phone, then putting the side switch to the silent position should take care of it, perhaps with the single usually unlikely exception if there's an alarm scheduled to go off during that period of time and you have the alarm enabled.
     

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