Apple iPhone 12 Mini Notifications Play In Silent Mode

In this troubleshooting guide, we will show what to do if the iPhone 12 Mini notifications play even in Silent Mode. This can be just due to a minor system glitch and your device still sounds off even if it’s muted, but more often than not, it’s fixable. Continue reading to learn more about the problem. 

The purpose of the silent mode is so that you can suppress the notification sound but still not miss the important messages sent to you. When enabled, you shouldn’t hear any notification sound but it seems like some users are still being disturbed by them. So if you’re one of them, here’s what you should do: 

First Solution: Force Restart your iPhone 12 Mini

Perhaps this problem is just due to a minor system glitch, or some of the services may have stopped for some reason. So the first thing that you need to do is to refresh your device’s memory by doing the forced restart. Here’s how: 

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button. 
  2. Immediately after that, press and hold the Power key for 8 seconds. This will trigger your iPhone to shut down and power back up. 
  3. When the Apple logo shows, release the Power key and allow the device to continue the boot process. 

Once the device has finished restarting, test if the notification still plays when the iPhone 12 is on silent mode. 

Second Solution: Adjust the Notification Sound Volume on your iPhone 12 Mini

The ringer switch function might have been disabled by a system issue and that is the reason why your iPhone 12 still plays notification sound even when that is activated. To rectify this problem, you can manually adjust the notification volume through the phone’s settings menu. 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Go to Sounds & Haptics. 
  3. Adjust the volume of the shutter sound with the Ringer and Alerts slider. 
  4. To avoid accidental changes, disable the Change with Buttons option. The volume of the ringer and alerts will not be affected by the volume buttons. 

Once you’ve configured it properly, try to see if you’ve fixed the problem.

Third Solution: Reset All Settings on your iPhone 12 Mini

There are times that misconfigured settings on our iPhone affects some functionalities. This could be the issue on your iPhone 12 Mini. Thus the next thing you have to do is to reset all settings to also revert those manually configured settings to their default values. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Touch Reset All Settings. 
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  6. Tap Reset All Settings at the bottom of the screen, and then tap Reset All Settings again to confirm. 

Once the reset all settings procedure has been completed, make sure that your phone is in silent mode and the ringer and alerts volume has been set to zero before checking if the issue has been resolved.

And that’s what you need to do to fix the iPhone 12 Mini notifications that play in silent mode. We hope that this simple troubleshooting guide has been helpful one way or another. 

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