How to Make iPhone Ring Longer [iPhone Q & A]

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?

How to Make Your iPhone Ring for 10 Seconds Longer

The iPhone’s default ring duration is 20 seconds. To extend your iPhone ring to 30 seconds:

  • 1) Dial *#61# and tap Call.
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  • 2) Note the phone number shown on-screen.
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  • 3) Dial in a continuous sequence: **61*, the number from step 2 (not including country code) then **30# and tap Call.

WATCH: The exact steps to follow to extend your iPhone ring duration

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.

Update: People are reporting mixed results in the comments below. Please feel free to let us know in the comments how it went for you, and lend a hand to a fellow iPhone user if you have a tip to share based on your own experience.

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it worked!!! thank you for posting this!!


*61*+ then the full number given on the screen**30#
Enter in one sequence


Hope it works from Telus customer

Erica Kennedy

“The number or code you have dialed does not work” as of 9/28/2019, with SPRINT.


Didn’t work for me

Linda Berentsen

Does not work. My carrier is Sprint. Very frustrated. Guess I’ll give up and run faster when my iPhone 6s rings


Instead of an 11 digit number I get 121. If I enter my phone number which is 11 digits it’s says invalid?


I have done this but now calls go direct to message bank


Many thanks, it worked!


It worked! I watched the tutorial because it didn’t work the first time and it was because I entered the phone number wrong. I have a 7Plus and use AT&T…

Manda Halford

I tried to make ringtone longer on iPhone 8plus supplied by sky and there is no way It will let me do it no number comes up ? Please can you help me

Bill Campbell

How to reverse this option so you can receive voice mail on my phone and not on the number I wrote down. This did not ring any longer than the 20 seconds on my iPhone x

Davida Ann Pelosi

It did not work for me. I did the 61 number but it did not succeed. It just said dismiss

Johnna Griffith

Worked great now have 30 seconds before goes to voicemail-thanks

Liza'l Textor

Worked! I had to do it twice though. Thank you!!!!