I don't want any sound-based notifications on my iOS device, but I still want the visual alerts.

Most apps (e.g. Messages, Reminders, etc.) have a None choice at the top of their list of notification sound options (or at least an On/Off switch, e.g. Gmail and Hangouts), but Settings / Notifications / FaceTime / Notification Sound yields no none option.

Nothing more regarding notification sounds is listed under Settings / FaceTime, nor in the app itself (which frustratingly has no in-app settings—I think the system settings are crowded enough even without adding app settings to them).

Am I missing something?

In the meantime, all I can do (it seems) is disable FaceTime notifications altogether.

2012 iPod Touch 5

iOS 8.0.2

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I found this extremely frustrating as well. I spent an hour trying to record a silent ringtone in GarageBand but it consistently delivered noisey ringtones despite no sound on the track. I was about to give up when I thought someone else besides us must have been annoyed and figured it out. A Google search yielded the silent ringtone below. I tried it and it works great. Good luck.


  • Of course! Quite clever.
    – 2540625
    Commented Nov 20, 2014 at 17:17

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