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iOS 11 brought a ton of great features 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.
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.