Ya know, some days you just feel like a duffus. There is not much you can do about it but go with the flow. Yesterday was my turn. Learn from my day and get a free pass on your own.
My iPhone 5 would not ring. It was set to ring in the system preferences. It would vibrate just fine, but the ring sound (in this case, the opening bars of Willie Nelson’s song Texas) would not sound. I fiddled around with the settings, etc. because when it comes to the iPhone fiddling around is about the limit of my skill set. The sound worked perfectly on any game that offered sound. I could dictate with no problem and have it read back to me. So I gave in and asked one of my kids what I was doing wrong. I hate it when that happens.
It took all of, I don’t know, 2 seconds to solve it. I had to move a control indicator.
That little lever above the two volume control buttons also controls the ring volume. If it looks like the image above then your ringer sound is on. If you see orange in that area, your ring volume is turned off. This allows you to quickly turn off your ringer when you are somewhere where it is not appropriate for your phone to ring.
Since I frequently switch out phone cases as I am reviewing them for The Mac Observer, it is easy for me to push this lever without knowing it. (Official Excuse for Duffus Act)