How to silence iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max?

Not everyone likes to see unnecessary notifications on their phone when they are in the middle of an important meeting or finishing assignments. With the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max, you have the choice to solve that problem for good by turning off or putting the device on mute while you relax and work on your work.

Enabling silent mode on your iPhone can come in very handy in a variety of situations. It can be typical if you are in a religious place or a doctor’s clinic or hospital.

Unlike Android devices, it is not as complicated as you think to put your iPhone 13 on silent. In fact, with the right steps, you should be able to get the hang of things in minutes.

This article walks you through all the steps to master when it comes to putting your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro Max on silent mode.

How do I put iPhone 13 in silent mode?

If you’re new to the whole concept of using an iPhone, messing around with all the steps can be a bit challenging.

That said, you don’t have to be as confused as you make it out to be. With the right tricks or hacks, you should be able to fix things in no time.

1. Using the Ring or Silent switch

If you are a non-technical person and unsure of how to go about things, rest assured that this is the easiest way out.

There is a physical toggle switch located directly above the volume buttons that you can use. To enable silent mode in your iPhone 13 or 13 Pro Max, all you need to do is move the slider down. This will show an orange line and that is a confirmation that your iPhone is in silent mode.

2. Use tap back

If you are confused about the above method and want to try something different, the back tap method also works well. This is a shortcut available for iOS 14 and above. So what happens is you assign the shortcut and when you need to put your iPhone 13 into silent mode, all you have to do is tap the back of the iPhone.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and then navigate to Accessibility
  2. Under that, go to Touch
  3. Scroll down until you find Back Tap
  4. Next, tap the Double Tap option and select Mute from the assigned shortcut

If the double-tap gesture is already assigned, there is also a triple-tap gesture available for iPhones that you can check out.


We hope this clears your doubts about enabling silent mode on your iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max. We recommend using the first method as your go-to or if you have experience using gestures, you can use the tap back option instead. It works effortlessly and should suit your needs.

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