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Old Oct 22, 2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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Text alerts while I'm on the phone??

I don't remember this before but since I upgraded to IOS 5 if I get a text while I"m on the phone it will very loudly blare in my ear the alert sound... in the middle of my conversation. ANy way to stop this?
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I don't remember this before but since I upgraded to IOS 5 if I get a text while I"m on the phone it will very loudly blare in my ear the alert sound... in the middle of my conversation. ANy way to stop this?
You can turn off the audible alert for texts -

1) Settings
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3) Text tone - select "none" at the very top
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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You can turn off the audible alert for texts -

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That's not very effective.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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That's not very effective.
How is that not effective?
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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How is that not effective?
Because that will mean there is no sound ANYTIME a text comes in ... the problem is that the sound plays while in a phone call.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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I remember this happening in iOS 4 as well, though not 100% sure.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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Because that will mean there is no sound ANYTIME a text comes in ... the problem is that the sound plays while in a phone call.
Well, you can always enable the sounds again once you're done with your phone call. Or, just silence the phone entirely using the switch on the side of the phone. Either way.

iPhone is not smart enough to know when you're on a phone call so it won't silence your alerts automatically. You either have to turn them off in Settings, or silence the whole phone using the switch. I wish the phone could just detect when you're on a call and simply silence any incoming alerts. Seems like common sense but, for whatever reason, it's not part of iOS.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:45 PM   #8
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Well, you can always enable the sounds again once you're done with your phone call.
Hold on a second while I finish laughing....

... Ok all done. Wow, I can imagine "Oh HI MOM! So good to talk to you. Here hold on, let me call you back. I need to go into the settings on my iPhone to disable all my text alert sounds. *pause* no it's ok, I'll turn it back on after our call ends. *pause* Yeah, I do that with every single phone call I get every day of my life. Why do you ask??"

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Or, just silence the phone entirely using the switch on the side of the phone. Either way.
Much better reasoning. Now this one is actually a do-able work around. Obviously not ideal, but much more convenient.

Personally, the text sound isn't blaringly loud for me so I'm not bothered by it. Actually, I like knowing when a text comes in.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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Hold on a second while I finish laughing....

... Ok all done. Wow, I can imagine "Oh HI MOM! So good to talk to you. Here hold on, let me call you back. I need to go into the settings on my iPhone to disable all my text alert sounds. *pause* no it's ok, I'll turn it back on after our call ends. *pause* Yeah, I do that with every single phone call I get every day of my life. Why do you ask??"



Much better reasoning. Now this one is actually a do-able work around. Obviously not ideal, but much more convenient.

Personally, the text sound isn't blaringly loud for me so I'm not bothered by it. Actually, I like knowing when a text comes in.

Sarcasm duly noted.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:50 PM   #10
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Flip the silent switch. Problem solved.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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You can't talk and text at the same time?
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:53 PM   #12
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I remember this happening in iOS 4 as well, though not 100% sure.
It did/does, and it's annoying as hell. I don't know why it's so hard for the phone to simply detect when you're on a call and silence the alerts for you until you're done. I rarely have a complaint about my iPhone or Apple-anything in general ... but this is one of them.

Whatever, I digress
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:57 PM   #13
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It definitely did do it prior to iOS5. And it is pretty annoying when it happens! There needs an option where the sound/vibration is disabled while the proximity sensor says the the phone is pressed against the side of your head!

I agree that doing it manually before/after calls isn't realistic.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 05:01 PM   #14
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put it on vibrate while you're on the phone, or all the time.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 05:08 PM   #15
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Flip the silent switch. Problem solved.
Exactly what I was going to say...lol
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This is a major gripe of mine, so I'm going to suggest everyone submit it here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/
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This is a major gripe of mine, so I'm going to suggest everyone submit it here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/
Thanks for the link. I submitted a request, too.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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How is that not effective?
I agree, that is not effective at all. So every time I get a call I have to do all that then answer a call?
I do find this very annoying. I wish the alert sounds shut off while on the phone or at least change to vibrate.
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I agree, that is not effective at all. So every time I get a call I have to do all that then answer a call?
I do find this very annoying. I wish the alert sounds shut off while on the phone or at least change to vibrate.
Submit a suggestion to Apple via the link above. Maybe they'll change it.
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Submit a suggestion to Apple via the link above. Maybe they'll change it.
I just did
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 04:49 AM   #21
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Exactly what I was going to say...lol
my silence mode has a vibration in it (which I need it while I am not talking to anyone) so that is not useful in my case at all.

the phone has a sensor that stop accidental clicking by the ear, why THE HELL they don't do the same to stop vibration from the same sensor?

btw a lot of you talking about disabling sounds while the vibration is much more annoying and it is the big deal in this case in my opinion!
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 07:48 AM   #22
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happened to me yesterday - I knew it! It wasnt like that before. I had to ask the other person on the phone to repeat what he said.

It is complete non-sense. When my phone rings I tend to just pick up, I will most certainly not include in my routine to switch the mute button to off. It is probably just a bug. There is no point, especially after introducing the very useful notification centre, to ring a sound when you are speaking to someone.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 01:32 PM   #23
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You can also turn down the volume of the alert so it isn't so disruptive. Just sayin'
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