I have a fantastic iPhone case from Otterbox for my iPhone SE. After 1 1/2 years the little switch on the outside of the case, which activates/deactivates the hardware Silent Mode, broke.

I can't get to the switch without opening the case. Not practical.

Can I ask Siri to turn off Silent Mode? If I ask Siri "silent mode off" or "turn off silent mode" I get "this is as quiet as it gets" or "I can't make this any quieter". LOL, Siri.

Is there an GUI option to turn off Silent Mode?

See How to put your iPhone on vibrate, ring, or silent mode

EDIT: Of course I can "ask" Siri, but the real question is will Siri.


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Perhaps check Do Not Disturb mode. There are multiple ways to toggle it on and off. Including using Siri. Alternatively you can enable/disable silent mode by going to settings > accessibility > touch > back tap > double-tap or triple-tap > mute. This allows you to tap on the back of your phone to toggle silent mode.

  • Didn't know about back tap. That's super cool. I'm so confused about all of these volume terms: mute, silent mode, volume off, but "mute" did display "silent mode" settings when activated. Perfect!
    – xtian
    Commented Sep 14, 2021 at 19:05

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