Flip the Ring/Silent switch to put iPhone in ring mode  or silent mode .

The upper portion of iPhone with two close-ups of the Ring/Silent switch—one showing the switch set to ring (that is, toward the front of iPhone) and the other showing the switch set to silent (toward the back of iPhone, with the orange bar on the switch visible)

In ring mode, iPhone plays all sounds. In silent mode, iPhone doesn’t ring or play alerts and other sound effects (but iPhone may still vibrate).

Important: Clock alarms, audio apps such as Music, and many games play sounds through the built-in speaker, even when iPhone is in silent mode. In some areas, the sound effects for Camera and Voice Memos are played, even if the Ring/Silent switch is set to silent.

For information about changing sound and vibration settings, see Sound and silence .

Use Do Not Disturb. You can also silence calls, alerts, and notifications using Do Not Disturb. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open Control Center, then tap the Do Not Disturb button