Apple® iPhone® - Turn Silent Mode On / Off

Note The steps below apply to the following models:

  • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
  • iPhone 4 / 4s


From the top left edge of the device, flip the Ringer switch to turn Silent Mode on (sound is off, switch is in red position) Ringer on or off Ringer off.
Note The silent mode/ringer notification briefly appears on screen.
Note If the switch appears to be stuck, remove the case to ensure the switch isn't blocked.
Silent mode switch


Note For more info on Silent Mode and adjusting sounds and vibrations on your iPhone, check out this Apple Support page.