Jul 14

Stop the ringing!!! There are several situations where one might need a silent ringtone for the iPhone  — use of the Google Voice service, a friend or family member who always seems to call at the most inopportune time and so on.

Unfortunately, there is no such ringtone included on the iPhone, so we’ve created a very small file (12kb) you can download and use – free.

Just download and the ringtone file below(SilentRing.m4r) to your computer, connect your iPhone via iTunes and drag-and-drop the file to the iPhone section on the left-hand side of the iTunes window.  The silent ringtone will then be an available option for specific contacts or as the default ringtone from the Settings > Sounds menu.

There are also great programs in the App Store for creating your own ringtones on the iPhone, two of our favorites being Ringtone Master Pro and the simply-named Ringtone

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Updated January 2012

28 Responses to “A Silent Ringtone for the iPhone (Download)”

  1. Kritiker Says:

    Awesome … thanks for the ready made silence lol.

    I hope one day iphone has some sort of call screening

  2. Jim Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I really needed it.

  3. Janne Says:

    I really needed this and so appreciate you sharing! Thank you.

  4. Michael Says:

    Thanks! You made my iPhone complete!

  5. Renecito Says:

    AT&T offers the service to screen calls, that’s why not available , you have to pay extra. Argggh bill collectors

  6. Charlotte Says:

    Thank you so much!!! I can’t beleive iPhone’s don’t come with this!

  7. Kay Says:

    This is GREAT!

  8. Peter Says:

    Thanks so much for this. I have one annoying person that seems to call me when I am asleep and then talks rubbish.

  9. Wendy Says:

    Excellent…just what I’ve been searching for…Delighted. Thank you!!!!

  10. Susan Says:

    Great! Now I can assign that ringtone to the “reject” numbers that I’ve blocked!

  11. Nancy Says:

    Thank you so much for the download! You figure that iPhone would have this ringtone with what they charge.

  12. Taylor Says:

    PERFECT! Make sure to drag to your device on the left side – mine wouldn’t download the ringtone until I did that! Thank you !!!

  13. Hank Says:

    Thanks! My dogs bark whenever my phone rings, not a huge deal, except for when Bank of America calls me 10 times a night!

  14. Denise Says:

    Thanks for the download…I work nights so it will really come in handy to screen important calls while i’m sleeping!

  15. Phil Says:

    Thanks, I added the international “do not” symbol to it as well. The red circle with the slash in it.

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  17. Dave Says:

    FANTASTIC !! One that finally works. THANKS !!

  18. Craig Says:

    Thanks a bunch, been trying to block someone from calling for a while, and this makes it easier. Was going to make my own, but to have it ready to load was appreciated. Thanks again.

  19. How to Silence Unwanted Callers on iPhone for Free Says:

    [...] the silent ringtone? There are two ways. First, and free, you can download a silent ringtone from PocketPC Central save the file to the hard drive and import it into iTunes. Do this by double clicking the file. [...]

  20. john Says:

    thank you. very much appreciated.

  21. Robert Says:

    Thanks works great when trying to avoid telemarketers that do not abide by the DNC (Do Not Call) list.

  22. Keith Says:

    Couldn’t figure out why the App Store was charging $1.29 for silent ringtones. Duh, they’re silent; what were the development costs for that? You provided this necessary ringtone the honest way!

  23. Shuja Says:

    I have downloaded the silent ring but how do I get it in iTunes It just plays in Safari

  24. LJim Says:

    Fantastic! Just download and installed this SilentRing on my iPhone4 – works really well – now, if there was an app that would key on an unwelcome incoming number – wait one or two (silent) rings then disconnect the call – that would be even better!

  25. Vicki in Florida Says:

    Thank you so much. The ringtone for some reason says SilentRing on the my ringtone list and then comes up Marimba on the sitting of the blocked call but the blocked call it’s not ringing and that was the result I needed. I’ve bookmarked this website. This is awesome! Thanks again.

  26. DoNotCallRegistry is a JOKE Says:

    Thank You for this! Up until now, I just had Ace Ventura saying “loser” every time these telemarketer parasites call.

  27. John Says:

    This is great! It will help to restore a bit of sanity from all those unwanted calls.

    Is there a way of recording a silent voicemail to associate with the unwanted calls?

  28. Texan Says:

    THANK YOU!
    This is a life saver!
    Why can’t Apple do something so easy. oh wait, they want to charge.

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