Question - Turning iPhone on Silent Holding Vol Down??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bentgate, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. bentgate macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2014
    I'm brand new to iPhone, coming over from Android. I can't seem to get the phone on silent by holding the volume down button. It goes all the way to volume 1 but doesn't go past that. The only way to silence the phone is to flip the mute switch. Is there any way to get this to work?

  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
  3. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    ringer volume or audio volume? audio volume can go to mute with the side buttons and not just the mute switch
  4. bentgate thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2014
    That's what Im saying. Pressing the volume button down will only make it go down to vol. 1.
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, mute switch mutes the ringer (and any other audio)
    the volume buttons will go to minimum ringer (not completely silent, but low volume)
    If you are using an app that provides audio, the volume buttons will go to mute, but that doesn't control the ringer volume.
    Try it out... Listen to music, the volume controls will take you to mute.
    Go to the home screen, and the ringer volume is still where it was set.
    Ringer, and audio are two different settings.

    You can change what the volume buttons do in Settings/Sounds/Change with Buttons.

    And, the mute switch still silences your iPhone. (That's its function!)
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    To demonstrate the confusing array of volume settings here are two screenshots from a jailbreak tweak I have. The first is without a bluetooth device connected and the second is with one connected.

    IMG_1864.PNG IMG_1865.PNG

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