Sounds and Ringtones

How do I silence the iPhone ringer / enter vibrate mode?

Ring silent button Apple iPhone

The iPhone can be silenced with one switch. The upper left hand corner of the iPhone has two volume buttons and a sliding switch. This sliding switch is the ring/silent switch. To place the iPhone in vibrate mode and silence the call ringer flip the ring/silent switch down so that a bright orange color appears. The iPhone is now in silent mode.

How to get the iPhone X ringtone without a computer

iPhone X Reflection

Apple surprised iPhone X owners with an exclusive iPhone X-only ringtone named Reflection. The new tone has been described as an update to Marimba, the original iPhone ringtone first launched in 2007. Of course, an exclusive is only temporary. Once the ringtone is publicly released the genie doesn't go back in the bottle.

Where is the iPhone xylophone ringtone from?

The iPhone xylophone ringtone can be found in the Settings app under Sounds > Ringtone > Classic. A lot of iPhone users believe it is a familiar sound, perhaps from a TV show or movie. The most popular theory is that the ringtone resembles a song from the American Beauty score. The song most people are referring to is Thomas Newman's "Any Other Name" which you can hear in the YouTube video below.

How to create a custom vibration for all your favorite contacts

iOS custom vibration 4

As fun as it is to assign crazy ringtones to our favorite contacts so that we know right away who is calling, the truth of it is that the average iPhone rarely gets the chance to really enjoy this feature as they most keep their phone silent during work, trips to the movies and many other social functions that frown on looping Led Zeppelin audio clips playing every time that Dad calls.


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