One can switch the silent mode on and off on an iPhone as follows:

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How can one see whether the silent mode is activated without using hardware? (i.e., just looking at the screen, without using the side buttons)

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The Assistive Touch menu, under Device, contains Mute or Unmute depending on the state of the physical switch, providing the menu is not used to override the switch.

Screenshot of Assistive Touch menu

  • just weird that the crossed out bell means that the sound is on
    – Andra
    Nov 8, 2022 at 19:34

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