Why the ringtone sounds lower on the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, XS, XR and X and how to deactivate it

If you have an iPhone 12, an iPhone 11 Pro, an iPhone XR or any other Apple smartphone equipped with the Face ID scanner, you have surely noticed that the volume of the ringtone gradually decreases. At first, the phone sounds loud, but then the sound becomes quieter, and even if the volume is turned to maximum, it is still silent.

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Why on the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone X the ringtone starts to sound lower when it rings?

Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your iPhone and, in fact, Apple has designed it like this: "It's not a bug, it's a feature." However, if you want your smartphone to sound just as loud all the time, we tell you how.

First, let's find out why on incoming calls the ringtone plays loud, but then the sound starts to fade. In fact it is one of the characteristics of Face ID. It works even when the face scanner is not used to unlock the device. The point is, Face ID cameras scan your face at all times, whether they are used for authentication or not. Even if you do not use the scanner, it remains active to ensure full operation of other functions, one of which is reducing the volume of the ringtone.

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How to turn off the ringtone volume reduction feature on iPhone 12, 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X

To disable the ringtone fading, you have to disable the face scan feature that determines if you are looking at your iPhone 12, 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X. When the feature is disabled , the device will not be able to detect if you are looking at the screen while the incoming ringtone is playing, and the ringtone will not become quieter. For it:

1. open the iPhone application "Settings".;

2. Open section "Face ID and passcode.";

3. Slide the opposite switch "Recognition of attention". to position "Out of".;

4. Exit the "Settings"..

Once all of the above is done, you can check the volume by asking someone to call you. If the sound remains equally loud at all times, then you have succeeded. If you still think that the iPhone sounds too low, you can set the ringtone volume to maximum. For it:

Open the application on your smartphone "Settings"."Sounds, tactile signals";

In the section. "Ringtone and message sound". Move the slider all the way to the right to activate the maximum volume;

If you want to adjust the ringtone volume using the physical buttons, move the slider to the option "Change with buttons.".

Some users deliberately disable the ability to adjust the volume using the physical buttons, knowing their children's habit of playing with the device. However, on many newer iPhone models, this feature is disabled by default.

If your iPhone 12, 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X suddenly lose audio, check if "Silent Mode" (the mute switch on the side of the device) is active. Activation of silent mode will be indicated by a small orange light on the switch. Also check if the "Do not disturb" function is activated, which completely silences incoming calls.

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