Do Phones Still Ring With Headphones In? (iPhone & Android)

In this post, we’ll look at whether phones (iPhone and Android) still ring with headphones in and how to stop phones from ringing via headphones. Sometimes, smartphones adjust the volume by themselves.

Let’s check!

Do Phones Ring When Connected to Headphones?

Phones, both iPhone and Android, continue to ring even when headphones are plugged in unless you put them in silent mode. If the linked headset contains a microphone, you will be able to communicate via it and you can accept and perform calls without unplugging the headphones.

Do Phone Calls Work Through Headphones?

Taking phone calls through headphones can be a great way to reduce noise and better hear what you’re saying.

Phone calls work through headphones.

However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when making or taking a phone call through headphones.

If you want to take a call on your phone, you will have to press the control button and answer the call. 

It’s essential to make sure that you and the person you’re speaking with are using headsets with microphones. This will ensure that the sound quality is good on both ends.

Can You Hear Phones Ring With Headphones Plugged In?

When wearing headphones, you can hear the ringtone in your headset, but you’ll also feel the phone vibrate when it rings.

When this happens, you can use the phone’s “mute” feature to turn off the ringer temporarily.

You’ll be able to answer the phone with your headset on, but you’ll need to press the control button on the headset to answer the call.

If you’re using an iPhone, you’ll need to manually route the audio from your phone to your headset.

Press the Audio Source icon on your screen and choose “Headset” as your audio source. This will allow you to hear both sides of the conversation through your headset.

If you’re using a Bluetooth headset, you’ll also be able to answer the call as long as it’s a compatible headset.

How Do You Make A Phone Ring Through Headphones?

Do you want to make your phone ring through headphones? You will first need to ensure that the headphones are connected to the phone. You can make the phone ring through your headphones by plugging your headphones into your phone jack. 

To do this, look for the headphone icon on the screen.

Once you’ve found it, click on it and select a device connected to your phone. It is also important to note that this option may not be available if your phone is locked.

The phone will then start ringing, and you can answer it just as you would if you were using the speakerphone or handheld microphone.

If you want to make a call through your headphones, you must press the control button and dial the number.

In that order.

You can also press the control button and choose the voice command you want to use. You will then be able to select a contact from your contacts or dictate a new contact.

If you’re using an iPhone, there are two ways to make a phone ring through headphones. You can press the control button and dial the number or say “OK Google” or “Hey Siri” followed by your command.

Can You Stop Phones From Ringing Through Headphones?

To stop your phone from ringing through headphones, you can do it in 3 ways:

  1. The first way is to go to Settings on your phone and set the sound output to be on the speaker.
    This should stop your phone from ringing.
  2. The second way is to ensure that you are not using headphones with a microphone.
    This will stop your phone from ringing when someone calls you.
  3. The third way is to put your phone on silent mode.
    This will ensure that it doesn’t ring even if someone calls you while using headphones.

Check also our article about how phones may adjust the volume automatically.

How To Stop Phones From Ringing With Headphones On? (Android)

Android phones are more flexible than iPhones when it comes to allowing you to change how your phone rings when you have headphones on.

When you have headphones connected to an Android, the phone will not continue to ring even if you don’t put it on silent mode.

The only time that your phone will continue to ring with headphones on is if you are using a wired set of headphones.

Android users can adjust the settings so that calls go directly to voicemail when they have headphones connected and don’t want their phones to ring.

You can do this by opening up your Phone app and tapping on the Menu button at the top right corner of your screen. 

  • Tap on “Settings”
  • Then tap “Call.”
  • Scroll down until you see “When Headset is Connected”
  • Select “Always Direct To Voicemail.”

How to Stop Phones From Ringing With Headphones On (iPhone)

With iPhone, you can prevent your phone from ringing with headphones on. You do this by changing the iPhone’s Do Not Disturb feature settings.

To adjust the Do Not Disturb feature, go to:

  • Settings
  • Tap on “Do Not Disturb.”
  • Now you can set it up so that your phone doesn’t ring or make noise. 

To ensure that your phone doesn’t ring with headphones on, you’ll want to turn on “Manual” and select “When Headphones are Connected.” 

If you don’t want your phone to ring:

  • Turn on “Automatic Rules.”
  • Then tap on “Allow Calls From”
  • Select “everyone”.

If you’re using wired headphones, plug the jack into the headphone jack of your cell phone and turn off your cell phone’s speaker function by turning down the volume or muting it.

When using wireless headsets for phone calls, if there is a microphone on the headset itself, then make sure the microphone is turned on before making a call.

Can You Hear A Phone Ring When Connected To Bluetooth?

If you’re wondering whether your phone can still ring with Bluetooth connected, yes. Unless the phone has been placed in silent mode, it will ring even when connecting it to Bluetooth.

If you want to stop incoming calls from ringing while your phone is connected to Bluetooth, you will have to put the phone into silent mode.

You can do this by pressing the control button and tapping on Silent Mode.

When connected to Bluetooth, make sure the volume is up on your headset and phone to hear a phone ring.

If the volume is down too low, you won’t be able to hear it.

If you don’t have a headset with a microphone, you will not be able to answer or make calls with your Bluetooth device. If you only have one earbud, you will only be able to hear one side of the conversation.

What Can You Do About It?

First, use a headset with a microphone, and second, use another phone that allows you to enable/ disable ringing via headphones (Android).

Why Will My Phone Not Ring Over Headphones?

It is essential to know why your phone will not ring over headphones.

If the phone is on vibrate mode and you cannot hear it, most likely it is because the volume on your headset is too loud.

The best way to prevent this problem is to ensure that your headsets are set to a low volume.

Another reason your phone will not ring when headphones are used is because the person you’re speaking with has their phone turned off or in silent mode. 

If this happens, press the earpiece button and talk into it instead of using your headset.

You can still make and receive calls through headphones.

If you are using a headset that is having trouble connecting to your iPhone, you can try taking the headset out of the ear and plugging it into the iPhone directly. If this doesn’t work, it might be time to take it in for repairs or replace it.


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