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7 Methods to Fix iPhone Not Ringing Problem

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7 Methods to Fix iPhone Not Ringing Problem

Imagine that your iPhone can’t ring normally and you miss a lot of important phone calls; it’s a quite frustrating thing. But don’t worry, you are not the only that face the iPhone not ringing problem. You will see missed calls on the screen even though the phone is right next to you. Even if you are sure the ringer is on, the phone is not muted and you didn’t hear any sound. In order to help you fix the problem, the post will show you 7 effective methods.

Method 1. Check and Turn off Do Not Disturb Option

When you find that your iPhone doesn’t ring, the first method you can try is to check and switch off Do Not Disturb option. Sometimes you accidentally switch on Do Not Disturb option, which silences notifications, alerts, and calls. Your iPhone will not ring, but it still allows the phone calls to come in and as you won’t hear the sound, you will see missed calls. In some cases, the user accidentally turns this feature on without even realizing. You can check at a glance to the top-left side of your iPhone screen. If you see the moon icon, it means the Do Not Disturb mode is activated. To disable it, follow the steps below:

1. Swipe up from the bottom of the device to bring up Command Center.

2. Tap the Moon icon to turn it off.

    Method 2. Check Ringing Volume and Volume Up

    If the Do Not Disturb option is not enabled, now you need to check if the ringing volume is not muted or the Silent Switch button is not engaged.

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    1. Go to Settings -> Sound and check the Ringtone and Volume options.

    2. Physically check if the Silent switch button is activated.

    3. Try to increase the volume of your iPhone to the highest level and then call your number using the other device.

    Method 3. Check iPhone Settings

    Your iPhone won’t ring if call forwarding is turned on, and you won’t receive calls from people whose number you’ve blocked. Therefore, when you find that your iPhone doesn’t ring, you can check the iPhone settings.

    1. Open Settings on the iPhone Home screen and tap Phone.

    2.Tap Call Forwarding. If the button is on, tap to turn it off.

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      Method 4. Check for Headphones

      If you use headphones to receive phone calls, plug in and remove it again. In some cases, the software that controls the headphone jack can be confused. Check the jack to see if it has dust or debris in it, You can use a soft brush to clean it out, making sure not to push dust into the socket. Plug the headphones into the jack and take them out again a couple of times. This may force the iPhone out of the mode and restore sound to speakers if this was the problem.

      Method 5. Restart Your iPhone

      Restarting your iPhone may help you to get rid of the iPhone not ringing issue. It is not a difficult thing for you. Follow the steps below to know how to do.

      1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.

      2. Drag “Slide to power off” to turn your iPhone off.

      Once your iPhone screen becomes black, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it back on.

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        Method 6. Update to the Latest iOS Version

        Updating iOS can fix lots of bugs for software errors and other problems, including the iPhone not ringing issue. Once the iPhone has backed up, go to Settings and tap on “General”, followed by “Software Update”. When you see an update available, choose “Install Now”. When the update complete installation of itself, the device will automatically reboot and boot back up as normal when finished.

        1.Click Settings, then tap on General.

        2.Tap on Software Update.

        3.Tap on Install Now.

        Method 7. Reset iPhone to Factory Settings

        If you have tried them all but your iPhone still doesn’t ring, maybe it is the time for a fresh start. You can restore your iPhone to factory settings using iTunes. Everything you have stored on your device (apps, files and settings you have adjusted according to your needs) will be erased. Therefore, please keep in mind that you have to backup your iPhone before restoring iPhone to factory settings. And you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or MAC. Then go to Settings > iCloud to turn off Find My iPhone.

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        1. Plug iPhone into the computer with the USB cable. The iTunes on your computer will automatically launch. If not, double-click the icon to start it.

        2. Click the name of your iPhone at the upper right corner of iTunes, and then the information of your iPhone will be shown. Click the “Restore iPhone” button in the window to start.

        3. iTunes will ask whether you want to backup your iPhone before restoring. You’d better choose “Yes” for the reset will erase the contents in your iPhone. Then iTunes will start restoring your iPhone to factory settings.

        4. Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes erases your iPhone and installs the latest iOS or iPod software. After you restore your iPhone to factory settings, it will restart. Now you can set it up as new.

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        Last Updated on November 25, 2021

        How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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        How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

        There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

        Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

          What Does Private Browsing Do?

          When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

          For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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          The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

          The Terminal Archive

          While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

          Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

          dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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          Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

          Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

          However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

          Clearing Your Tracks

          Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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          dscacheutil -flushcache

          As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

          Other Browsers and Private Browsing

          Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

          If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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          As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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