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iPhone comes with a number of ringtones you can use for incoming calls, Clock alarms, and the Clock timer. You can also purchase ringtones from the iTunes Store on your iPhone.

Note: Some content types are not available in some iTunes Store countries.

A dedicated switch on the side of iPhone lets you quickly turn ringing on or off. You can also set iPhone to vibrate or not.

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Setting Ringtones

In addition to the default ringtone, you can assign individual ringtones to people in your contacts so that you can tell when a particular person calls.

Set the default ringtone

From the Home screen choose Settings > Sounds > Ringtone, then choose a ringtone.

Assign a ringtone to a contact

From Phone, tap Contacts and choose a contact. Tap Ringtone and choose a ringtone. When that person calls, you hear that ringtone.

Setting the Ring Mode

You can switch between ring and silent mode. You can set iPhone to vibrate in either mode or both.

Note: Alarms that you've set using the Clock application still sound even when you set the Ring/Silent switch to silent.

Switch between ring mode and silent mode

Flip the Ring/Silent switch on the side of iPhone.

You can tell by feel if iPhone is set to ring or be silent. The Ring/Silent switch is aligned with the volume buttons when it is set to ring. In silent mode, the button is offset.

Setting iPhone to Vibrate

You can have iPhone vibrate when you receive a call. Separate controls let you sent iPhone to vibrate in ring mode, silent mode, or both.

Set whether iPhone vibrates

From the Home screen choose Settings > Sounds. To set whether iPhone vibrates in silent mode, turn Vibrate under Silent on or off. To set whether iPhone vibrates in ring mode, turn Vibrate under Ring on or off.

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iPhone Purchased Ringtones FAQ

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