The volume of your phone ring and your alert notifications on your iPhone is likely something that you will adjust periodically. The ringer and alert volume can be too loud in a quiet environment, or too quiet in a loud environment. Fortunately it is not at a fixed level of volume, so you are able to adjust it based on your current needs.
Our guide below will show you where the option to adjust the ringer and alert volume is located on your iPhone. You can then adjust the slider for the volume level until it is at the desired level.
How to Change the Volume of the Alerts and Ringer in iOS 10
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.1. You will be able to use these steps to lower or raise the volume of the phone ringer and the alert notifications that occur on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Sounds & Haptics option.
Step 3: Tap and hold the button under Ringer and Alerts and drag it to the left to lower the volume, or drag it to the right to increase the volume. Note that the ringer will play each time you adjust this level, so you may want to wait until you are in an appropriate environment before making this adjustment.
If you would also like to be able to change the volume of the ringer and alerts by using the buttons on the side of your iPhone, then make sure the Change with Buttons option is enabled as well.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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