Can’t Raise iPhone Ringer Volume? Here’s Why

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iOS 11 brought a ton of great features What's New in iOS 11? The New Features Coming to Your iPhone What's New in iOS 11? The New Features Coming to Your iPhone Here's everything coming to your iPhone and iPad with the arrival of iOS 11 later in 2017. Read More and a ton of frustrations, particularly for those using older phone models. One of the slightly frustrating changes, that luckily has an easy fix, is a change to the the phone’s ringer settings.

Prior to the update, you could turn the ringer volume up and down simply by using the volume rocker. After the update, the volume rocker only adjusts the phone’s speaker volume. If that has happened to you and you want to restore the older functionality:

Go to Settings > Sounds and toggle Change with Buttons on. That’s it – you’ll once again be able to adjust your phone’s ringer volume with the volume rocker.

Can't Raise iPhone Ringer Volume? Here’s Why iOS 11 Ringer Volume

Alternatively, you can just drag the slider directly under Ringer and Alerts to adjust the volume.

If your phone isn’t ringing at all when you receive phone calls, make sure that Do Not Disturb is not turned on. You can do this by going to Settings > Do Not Disturb and make sure it’s toggled off.

What’s your biggest iOS 11 pet peeve? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Douglas fried
    December 7, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I phone 5 loses telephone volume only vibrate will work. The only way to get it back is turn phone on and off.
    ISO 10.3.4
    Hardware problem ????? Seem like after playing a game on the phone this happens. Any thoughts???

  2. Cindy Allaer
    July 12, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I did all of this but still the volume is very low. I don't get it...? It goes loud when you go in settings and set it to full volume but when someone calls you cannot hear it?

  3. Tereza
    October 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I had previously checked my setting and the setting was on, so... I turned it off and then back on and now it works. Now, if I could just figure out why some of my contacts disappear and why I can’t alwsys hear things on Facebook or other links I would be real good! Thanks for posting the info!!!!