How to Make Your iPhone Ring Louder

by Avery Martin
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You can change your iPhone ringer to increase the volume and improve your ability to hear your iPhone in public, noisy places. If you set the ringer to the maximum volume setting and it still isn't loud enough, you may need to change the ringtone for your iPhone. Some ringtones are louder and provider better penetration in noisy conditions. Generally, higher-pitched ringtones are more audible than lower, deep-sounding ring tones. You can experiment with different sounds until you find a ringer that works for you.

Step 1

Check the Ring/Silent switch on the side of the iPhone and make sure it is in the "On" position by flipping it towards the faceplate.

Step 2

Tap the "Setting" app and then select the "Sounds" option.

Step 3

Drag the volume slider under Ringer and Alerts all the way to the right to the maximum setting. Tap the "Change With Buttons" toggle switch to "Off" to prevent changing the ringer volume when using the side volume buttons to adjust the audio volume of calls, videos and other applications.

Tap "Ringtone" in the Sound and Vibration Patterns section. Tap each of the ring tones in the Ringtones section to sample the audio. Choose the ringtone that provides the loudest volume. Both the Alarm and Old Phone settings provide loud ringtone options.


  • Information in this article applies to iPhones running iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


  • If your iPhone's volume is unusually low, there may be a problem with the hardware. Take your iPhone to an Apple Store to determine if you are dealing with a hardware issue.


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About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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