iphone silent switch keeps changing

The gadgets are meant to work in a way they are supposed to, but things can get really frustrating if these gadgets start playing dirty games. Talking about the iPhones, there is a very common and infuriating issue that annoys many users. The iPhone silent switch automatically changes to loud or vice versa, and there is nothing a user can do. Well, there are a few things that users can do in this situation, they are:

Adjust Sound Settings:

The first thing you need to do is to visit your iPhone’ settings. The steps you need to take are:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Next, tap on the option Sound and Haptics. It would be only Sound for older iPhones running on old iOS.
Change with Buttons

3. Now locate the option Change with Buttons in the Ringer and Alerts Section. Make sure to toggle it off.

Doing this will likely address the issue. If it does not, move on to the next step.

Do Not Disturb:

Use Do Not Disturb feature to your advantage. DND is usually set to Automatic in the settings, and it could be one of the reasons why the silent switch is acting bizarre. You can change Do Not Disturb settings by:

1. Launch iPhone Settings.

2. Locate the option Do Not Disturb and tap on it.
Activate

3. Now scroll down a little and locate the option Activate. Tap on it.
choose the option Manually

4. Now choose the option Manually from the listed option. By default, it is set to Automatically.

Setting it to manually has it disadvantages too, but if the silent switch isn’t functioning properly then you may have to do this.

Latest iOS:

Many issues with Apple devices are solely down to one thing; iOS. Apple always recommends the users to update the iOS as soon as the update is available. Astonishingly, several people ignore it until a problem surface. The silent switch having issues could also be down to the iOS update. If you are running on an old iOS then consider updating the device. It will automatically address the issue. Here is what you need to do:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap the option General.

3. Next, tap the option Software Update.

4. If there is an update available then download and install it instantly. It will take around 15-20 minutes. If otherwise, you will see the message Your Software is up-to-date on the screen.

Physical Cleaning:

Due to excessive use, the silent switch’ functionality could become faulty. In this case, you will need to physically check the button to make sure there is no dirt/dust in or around the switch. The dirt and dust can easily accumulate in the switch and hence affecting the functionality. You will need to use a soft cloth or a toothpick to clean the switch button. Make sure, you do it softly otherwise it could cause permanent damage.

Use Assistive Touch:

Another way to address this issue is to minimize the use of the silent switch. Excessive use can cause trouble in the switch and you can easily avoid it by using the alternative Assistive Touch. It is another hassle-free functionality to manage your iPhone. Once enabled, a grey floating circle will appear on the home screen. You can use it for many functions, and that includes Silent/Ringer option too. You can enable it by:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap the option General.
locate the option Accessibility

3. Now locate the option Accessibility and tap on it.

4. Locate the option Assistive Touch and toggle it on.
Tap on the option Device

5. Now go back to your home screen. Tap the grey floating circle. Doing this will present you with a few options on the screen. Tap on the option Device. Now you will be able to unmute, volume up, volume down your phone without any physical buttons.

So, these were the quick fixes that can assist you with the faulty silent switch. They are likely to fix the issue but if they don’t, then you can fancy Erase All Content and Settings option to see if it troubleshoots the issue. Make sure to create an iCloud backup if you wish to go for this option.