How to Disable the iPhone Silent Switch

The "Silent Switch" located on the top left of the iPhone may have seemed like a good idea when it was designed, but in practice it has led to problems. Enabling the switch prevents the phone from ringing and sets the phone to vibrate-only while all other sounds function as normal.

That can make it difficult to tell when the switch has accidentally been activated. Unfortunately Apple did not program a bypass for the switch, but there are third-party applications and other low-tech solutions to the silent problem.

Download the "Auto Silent" application (see Resources). The application bypasses the silent switch.

Enter the Auto Silent application.

  • The "Silent Switch" located on the top left of the iPhone may have seemed like a good idea when it was designed, but in practice it has led to problems.

Schedule when or if you want the phone to automatically be set to vibrate-only mode. The application silences the phone during the hours specified by the user.

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