How To Mute iPhone 13 |iPhone 13 Silent Mode Explained 2024

✅ We last checked all the steps in this guide on iPhone 13 with 17.2.1 installed. The latest iOS version is 17.2.1.

Putting your smartphone on silent mode is necessary if you are in an important meeting and do not wish to be distracted or interrupt other people with a random notification or a phone call.

You might also be looking to switch off from the rest of the world and relax, and constant sounds coming from your iPhone 13 do not help.

If you are new to iOS or have never had a need to disable the device’s noise, you might find it a bit tricky to figure out how to put iPhone 13 on silent mode. 

How to put iPhone 13 on Vibrate, Ring, or Silent Mode

As expected, there are multiple ways to change sound modes on your iPhone. The easiest way is to use the physical toggle switch on the left side of the smartphone, right above the volume buttons.

To distinguish between ring and silent mode, pay attention to whether you see an orange line. If you do see an orange line, then the iPhone is set to silent mode. If the orange line is not visible, the smartphone is set to ring mode.

The second way to toggle silent mode is via a shortcut that you can set up. Go to Settings, click on Accessibility, and tap Touch. 

Scroll to the bottom of the screen until you see the Back Tap option. In this menu, you can select either double-tap or triple-tap setup. Once the feature is enabled, you can enable and disable the sound on your iPhone 13 by firmly tapping the back of the device two or three times (depending on which option you choose).

How to Change Ringtones, Sounds, and Vibrations

Those who want to modify the ringtones, sounds, and vibrations have the option available as well. Open Sounds & Haptics via Settings and tinker with the volume slider to increase or decrease the volume.

Below the slider, you will also find options to modify sounds for the ringtone, voicemails, emails, etc. If you want to change a sound for a specific section, click on it and listen to the available option that you can pick from.

How to Change Ringtone and Alert Volume With Buttons

The volume buttons on the left side of the iPhone 13 can also be used to adjust media volume. However, make sure that the “Change with Buttons” feature is enabled in the Sounds & Haptics tab first.

How to Set When iPhone 13 Vibrates

If you wish to enable the vibration mode, go to Settings and pick the Sounds & Haptics tab. From here, you have two options to enable—vibrate on Silent and vibrate on Ring

Keep in mind, though, that the iPhone 13 might vibrate when there are incoming calls and other notifications during the silent mode. At the same time, timers and clock alarms will still play sounds despite the silent mode enabled. The same applies to music apps and mobile games with in-game sounds.

How to Create a Custom Vibration

In case you want to use a vibration different from the default option, you can do that in the Sounds & Haptics tab. 

Once you’re there, tap Ringtone. When you are taken to the next window, tap on Vibration (at the top of the screen) and select one of the available patterns. 

Note that this vibration pattern will apply only to incoming ringtones. If you want different vibration patterns for text messages, invoices, emails, etc., you will need to set those individually, following the same steps, but choosing a different option, like Text Tone.

How to Completely Mute iPhone 13

It is understandable if you want to eliminate all the sounds on the iPhone and enjoy some peace. There are ways to do that.

Turn Off Vibration

To disable vibration, head to Settings, Sounds & Haptics, and disable the Vibrate on Silent option.
1. head to Settings
2. Sounds & Haptics

3. disable the Vibrate on Silent option
vibrate on silent turned off

Use Volume Buttons

Set the sound to zero using the volume buttons on the left side of the iPhone.

Use Ring/Silent Switch

Enable the silent mode via the ringer switch on the left side of the iPhone just above the volume buttons.


Does iPhone 13 Have the Do Not Disturb Mode?

iPhone 13 has the Do Not Disturb mode, and you can enable it by going to Settings. If you want, you can also make exceptions to certain notifications, or people who text or call you.

  1. Swipe the iPhone screen from top to bottom
  2. Press on the Focus icon
  3. Select DO NOT DISTURB
    do not disturb

What Is Silent Mode on iPhone?

The silent mode is a feature on smartphones and other digital devices that allow you to disable notifications and keep the iPhone silent.

Why Does My iPhone Still Ring on Silent?

There could be a couple of reasons why you still notice ringing despite setting your iPhone 13 on silent. One such reason is the Alarm using the default sound while the ringer is disabled in settings. 

The second example is when the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled, but someone is calling you more than once within 3 minutes.


With the help of this guide, you should be more than capable to mute your iPhone 13 or set it to vibrate depending on the circumstances. 

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