What is the easiest way to silence an iPhone/iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Hrothgar, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I thought I'd be able to find a quick answer to this.

    My iPad gives little ding tones when an email or message comes in.
    I thought that if I drop the volume to 0, and get the "no speaker" icon, the iPad would be silent. But I still got the notifications.

    I tried turning on "Do Not Disturb", but still go the notifications.

    Is there a simple way to make sure that the thing does not make any sounds at all? Something that can easily be turned on and off?

    I'm sure there is, but I can't find it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    If you have DND turned on and your using the iPad, you'll still get notifications. You'll have to go into the DND settings and change it to silence "always"
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Set a switch to mute instead of lock rotation.
     
  5. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    You can also set the volume buttons on the side to change notification volume instead of media volume in settings > sounds.
     
  6. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    If you've got the switch set to orientation lock or have an air 2 with no switch you can use the toggle in control center, it's the bell with a line thru it.
     
  7. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's an Air 2, so no manual switch.

    I set DND to "Always". Hopefully that does it.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    You know I've looked at that setting many times and didn't quite figure out what it was for or just lost interest. thanks for the tip. I now have it set to adjust only volume with the buttons and not alerts and ringers. thanks! :)
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Quickly throw it as far away from you as you can.
     

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