How To Make Someone’s iPhone Ring When It’s On Silent?

Sometimes, one can decide to set their iPhone on silent to avoid disturbance when they want to take a nap or focus on the task at hand. However, you might try reaching them through a call. Still, they can’t notice your calls because of their settings, and because of your insight and how close you are, you’re certain that their device is on silent. Still, you don’t know what to do, especially in emergencies. Worry no more; this guide will help you ring the silent iPhone. 

Methods To Make Someone’s iPhone Ring When It’s On Silent

Regrettably, there’s no way to remotely make someone’s iPhone ring when they’ve set their iPhone on silent. However, there are ways you can make the phone ring when it’s on silent, but this will depend on how close you are to the person and if you have access to the person’s phone. So let’s look into these methods in a few. 

Method #1 Setting The iPhone’s Silent Mode To Allow Alerts 

As we mentioned, if you have access to the person’s iPhone before the call, you can ring the phone when it’s on silent. Let’s show you how to customize the silent mode settings so that when you call, and the phone is on silent, it will still ring. 

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on the person’s iPhone. 
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Focus right below sounds and haptics.
Scroll down and tap on Focus right below sounds and haptics. How To Make Someone's iPhone Ring When It's On Silent
  • Step 3: Tap on Do Not Disturb.
Tap on Do Not Disturb
  • Step 4: On this screen, tap on People.
How To Make Someone's iPhone Ring When It's On Silent
  • Step 5: Scroll through their contact list and add yourself to the Allow Calls From list. 
  • Step 6: Tap on Ringtone to choose a customized ringtone for your calls, or use the default ringtone.

Method #2 Editing Their Do Not Disturb Settings 

Another way a person can set their phone on silent is by toggling on the “do not disturb” settings. Let’s show you how to bypass the “do not disturb” settings and ring the iPhone. 

  • Step 1: Swipe down the Control Panel on the person’s iPhone. 
  • Step 2: Then, tap on Do Not Disturb.
How To Make Someone's iPhone Ring When It's On Silent
  • Step 3: After this, tap on People
  • Step 4: Then, tap on the Calls From option to add yourself as a starred contact.
Tap on the Calls From option to add yourself as a starred contact
  • Step 5: Search for your number on their contact list and select it. 
  • Step 6: On this screen, enable Alerts by swiping the Alarms Settings to the right. 
  • Step 7: Tap on sound to customize your contact’s ringtone for the do not disturb settings. 
  • Step 8: Open your phone’s Contact app. 
  • Step 9: Navigate to the person’s number. 
  • Step 10: Call the number to confirm that you’ve overridden the do not disturb settings.

Method #3 Using Third-party Apps 

Alarm and notification apps are a whole new world for ringing a person’s phone. Whether it’s an alarm or a beep to remind or discuss important issues that can not wait if the iPhone can’t ring out due to being set on silent. Below, you’ll find the most useful apps that can ring someone’s iPhone when it’s on silent: 


The Galarm app feature goes beyond ringing a phone. It has a group chat feature known as “buddy alarms” that allows the group members to configure alarms for individual members. With Galarm, you can ring multiple iPhones simultaneously as long as they are your group members. 


This app is great if you want to ring the phone through voice messages. With the Snoozle app, you can record your message and send it to the person’s iPhone, which will ring the phone even when it’s silent. This app has a little flaw: the recording limit – you have 15 seconds of recording time for each message you want to send. 

FAQs On Making Someone’s iPhone Ring When It’s On Silent

Can You Wake Someone Remotely?

It’s a two-way scenario. If the person’s phone is on silent and you don’t have access to the phone before the alert, you can’t wake the person. But suppose the person’s phone is not on silent or is on silent, and you have access to the person’s phone before the alert. In that case, you can wake the person remotely by calling or sending alerts through a third-party app. Nevertheless, in the latter of scenario 2, you’ll have to override the person’s silent mode settings. 

How Do I Add Emergency Contacts To My iPhone?

Here’s the most straightforward method: Open the health app on your phone. Tap on your profile, then tap on medical ID. Click on edit and navigate to add emergency contacts. Tap on the “add” option and then select a contact. Then click on “Save” to update your changes on your iPhone’s emergency contacts.

How Do You Send An Emergency Alert To Someone?

SOS alerts vary according to the device you use to send the emergency alerts. You can send emergency alerts on your Android phone by swiping up to open the password section on your lock screen. Then tap on emergency and follow the prompts to send the emergency alert. On some Android devices, such as Samsung’s, you must press the power button five times to 
access the emergency alerts menu. 

Can You Find An iPhone When It’s Switched Off?

No, you can’t find the current location of an iPhone when it’s switched off. Rather, you can only track it to its last location. As long as the Find My iPhone last location feature is still toggled on, you can track the iPhone till it comes online again – then you’ll see its current location. 

Can Find My iPhone Ring An iPhone?

Yes, you can use Find My iPhone via the iCloud website to ring your iPhone if you misplaced it and think it’s nearby. It’ll still ring if the phone is silent or the volume is turned down. 


Ringing an iPhone while it is silent is nearly impossible if the silent mode or do not disturb settings on the person’s iPhone have not been altered. With this guide, you’ve found the working method to ring an iPhone set on silent. If you have questions or contributions, the comment section is all yours. We’ll be glad to see them come in.

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