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How Do I Make My iPhone Ring Longer? [iPhone Q & A]

January 31st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m going to start an iPhone Q & A series, where I post some of the questions readers send me by email. Today’s question:

Kathy writes:

is there any way to make iphone ring longer?


Even if your iPhone ringtone is 30 seconds long, your iPhone rings for only 20 seconds by default. To get your iPhone to ring for 30 seconds, instead of the standard 20-second ring, follow the steps below:

  1. Dial *#61# and touch Call.

    Make iPhone Ring Longer

  2. Jot down the phone number displayed on the screen. This is where your voicemail calls are directed to (as shown in the screenshot below).

    iPhone voice call forwarding

  3. Dial **61*(THE NUMBER YOU WROTE DOWN)**30# and press Call.

Your iPhone should now ring longer — that is, for the full 30-second duration of your ringtone. To verify that your voicemails are still being sent to the correct place, repeat step 1 and check that the phone number matches.

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  1. Jim
    June 12th, 2011 at 13:03 | #1

    I tried the above and my iPhone still only rings for 20 seconds

  2. Technologically challanged
    January 13th, 2012 at 01:22 | #2

    This worked a treat!.. the number you jot down includes the “+” sign by the way.

  3. Technologically challenged
    January 13th, 2012 at 01:24 | #3

    Challenged that is lol

  4. May 11th, 2012 at 09:17 | #4

    Thank you, thank you , it was driving me crazy, I never managed to get to the phone on time . Lets see if 30 seconds is long enough!

  5. L Tron
    October 6th, 2012 at 02:56 | #5

    I can’t get my iphone to ring when an e-mail comes in. I have to keep checking all the time in case I’ve missed something from work. It’s making me crazy.


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