How do I replace a broken mute switch on the iPhone?
Muting the iPhone quickly can be a convenient and necessary function depending on the circumstances. There are many different ways to substitute for a broken ring/silent switch that no longer works properly.
For those with broken mute switches, iOS 7 has a built-in virtual mute switch that can be turned on under Settings.
Navigate to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> AssistiveTouch.Toggle AssistiveTouch ON and a white circle will overlay the iPhone display.
Tap the Assistive Touch circle and an icon menu will appear, then tap Device. The Mute icon will simulate the physical ring/silent switch from anywhere. Selecting Mute will mute the iOS device, while tapping Unmute will restore the ringer audio.
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