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How do I stop my phone calls going straight to voice mail, also when I get a tex message it does not make a sound

My text message does not make a sound, and my phone calls go straight to voice mail, what can I do to stop this.

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Go to Settings > Do not disturb, check if this is enabled... you can also notice if it is enabled if you see a moon icon to the left of the battery icon...

Hope that helps

Posted on May 14, 2014

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    Very cool. I don't use that feature, so I didn't even know about it, so thanks!


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I think you have put your phone in do not disturb mode, if you are on iOS 7 then slide up the menu from the bottom and press the icon that looks like a half moon, that should solve it.

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If the re-boot does not solve the problem, continue on down the list of directions.
1. Shut down all applications.
2. Turn off your iPhone.
3. Wait 10 to 15 seconds.
4. Turn on your iPhone.
If the re-boot does not correct the alert sounds problem, you will need to continue on down the instructions list.
After you re-boot your iPhone, Check the volume.
Use the + and - keys on the side to turn you volume all the way up.
5. Go to Settings > Notifications
6. Scroll down until you see Phone
7. Tap phone
You will see icons of 3 iPhones just below the heading that says ALERT STYLE, labeled None, Banners, and Alerts.
8. Tap the phone icon labeled "Alerts."
9. Find "Alert Sound" down toward the lower half of the page. (Just FYI my "Badge App Icon" is turned on, and under the very last section labeled "Alerts" at the bottom of the screen, "Show in Notification Center" and "Show on Lock Screen" are also turned.)
10. Tap "< Back" at the top of the screen.
11. Tap "Messages"
12. Check to see that the phone icon labeled Alerts is selected.
13. Check or choose an "Alert Sound"
14. Back out all the way to your home screen.
15. Double click on your home button, and swipe upward to close the Settings application.
If this does not solve your problem, you still have two more options: 1) Call your service provider and tell them about all your phone calls going straight to voice mail. and
2) Connect your iPhone to a computer and restore your iPhone.
I hope these steps work for you. It looks like a lot, but I tried to provide details as if you were new to the iPhone.

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1. Follow for enable or disable this sound :
Click Home screen and press Settings,
Click Sounds and Turn off or On New Text Message.

2. For other voice mail problem turn Off or On 'Do Not Disturb' under settings.

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