Make sure your phone is on silent
If you’re going to make someone’s phone ring while they don’t realize it, you need to make sure their phone is on silent. This means that they won’t be able to hear the phone even if someone calls or texts them. To do this, you can either turn on silent mode for the phone or just mute the ringer. The latter is obviously easier to do, so if you’re not sure which one to do, mute the ringer. You need to remember that they can still get a notification of a new email/text/call, so you may have to do other things to try to get their attention.
You can also turn off vibration on the phone, but this is a little harder to do. Just go into settings and find the option for removing vibration from the device. Some phones have a settings option that allows you to remove all notifications (such as any sounds, vibrations, or visual alerts), which makes it really easy for you to cause someone’s phone to ring when they don’t expect it.
If you are going to go through with this, here are some things you should probably do:
Have the phone on silent and/or turn on vibration. This is mostly to make sure they can’t hear it once it’s ringing or vibrating.
Go to your contacts and select the person you want to call
This is the part where you actually call the person. Go to your contacts and select the number or contact that you want to call. If the contact has a “FaceTime” icon next to it, tapping on that will initiate a FaceTime call instead. From there, you’ll be asked to select a contact from a group, and you can even select multiple contacts at once. Once you’ve done that, the person should get a notification on their phone and prepare for a call.
When you call a contact, the person will get a notification on their phone and listen for the call to pick up. If everything goes right, they should answer the phone. Not sure if this works, but if you try it, let me know if it worked!
This is one of those times where I hope that Apple has thought of every possible scenario when they make changes to their operating systems and iDevices; because otherwise I don’t know what would happen with these steps.
I also want to know if this works on every device of every model; because I don’t know if it works on older devices.
Once the name appears, release the button and your phone will start ringing
This is where you’ll be able to make the phone ring. Once you’ve done that, the contact should see that your cell phone is ringing and pick up their own phone to answer the call. You can further personalize this prank by making your phone ring at a different time, like at 4 in the morning or 8 pm right when they’re about to go to bed. You can also change the ringtone or text message that comes with the call.