How to locate your ‘silent’ iPhone – Gadgets Now

Before digging into the steps, check some of the common places like below the bed, sofa or jacket/shirt pocket first. Still unable to locate your phone? Try calling your number, it’s ringing but no sound, right? Well, it may be on silent mode. Then what’s the solution? How to find the lost iPhone?

Here’s our guide, that can help users find their iPhone even when it’s silent.

First things first

Most of the people are aware of the feature called ‘Find My iPhone’ in an iPhone but this feature is generally known to be useful when it comes to tracking the location of the lost device or wiping and locking it when lost. But a very few people know that this feature can also ring the iPhone even when it’s on silent mode or on Do Not Disturb mode.


1. Make sure the smartphone has internet connectivity

2. Also, users need to set up and activate the Find My Phone feature in the Settings

Steps to follow


Visit ‘’ on your Mac or PC


Log in using the right credentials


Once logged in, at the left there’s a list of all the devices connected to that Apple account


Look for the iPhone from the list and click on it


The map at the right will zoom-in with a 3D representation of the phone’s location


At the bottom of the screen, look for the option ‘Play Sound’ and click on it


Track the direction of the sound to find the iPhone


Once found, turn off the sound

Alternatively, users can also pick up their iPad connected to the same Apple account and head to Find My iPhone option and tap on the option Play Sound to locate the lost iPhone.



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