Problem with "Sounds" setting/ringtones

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JW008, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Ok, let me first give out a quick caveat that there is always a distinct possibility that I'm just an idiot.

    So I can't figure out how to make the iPhone ring. When I get an incoming call, new voicemail, text message, etc. I hear nothing. The phone vibrates, but it doesn't make a sound.

    Am I missing some kind of setting under the "sounds" setting? I have my ringtone set Marimba (which makes the sound when I set it), all the tabs are set to on (including keyboard clicks--which I don't hear when I'm using the keyboard).

    I've checked the obvious stuff (made sure the silent switch wasn't on, made sure the volume was up) and I've looked through the online manual to see if there's an answer, but I've got nothing.

    I know the speaker works--I've used speakerphone on a call, used it to listen to music, etc. So it's not that.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Stngray macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Goodyear, AZ
    check the ringer switch on the side, it should be in line with the volume rocker
  3. JW008 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Yeah, it's in line...
  4. JW008 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    All right, now I tried to assign an individual ringtone to a person and then have them call me--still nothing...

    Anyone else had this problem at all?
  5. xmanxman macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2000
    My phone had the same problem and I took it back to the Apple Store. It turns out that the external speakers were bad.

    They popped out the old sim and put it into a new phone. However, when I docked it to my mac, it asked me all the registration info again and now I'm waiting for the darn thing to be re-activated again.

    I have no idea why it's doing that.
  6. JW008 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Did you have any problems with reactivating it? Did the Apple Store people tell you that you would go through this process? (If possible) Did they give you the option of reactivating service in-store?

    I have an appointment at an Apple Store 2 and a half hours away tomorrow (it's the closest one). It's already a hassle to go all the way there for a new one, it would be ridiculous if I got home and THIS one didn't work and had to turn around and go back on Monday...

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