I always use my iPhone in silent mode and do not want any notification sounds except for calls. I would prefer that calls (from anyone) always rings, no matter if I am in Do Not Disturb mode or not. Since people only call me for very important things. Currently, I could set it up such that call notifications are displayed in the Do Not Disturb mode, but I cannot get the phone to actually ring so mostly I will just miss the call and notice it later as I don't check my phone often. Updated the phone to iOS 16.

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From iOS 15 [can't check 16 yet]

Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > People > Also allow Calls From > Everyone

Requires the phone is not set to silent mode with the side switch.

  • The problem with this approach is that the phone cannot be set to silent mode (I do not want to myriad of sounds the phone makes while typing etc) and I have to set it do not disturb mode to get disturbed by calls, which doesn't make much sense if I want to see regular messages (but not hear them) as well
    – jhk999
    Sep 14 at 16:17
  • Typing noises are independently switchable. Use a different, manual focus mode if you also need DND for something else.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 14 at 16:18

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