Does anyone else keep their phone on silent?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Nov 22, 2012.

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    I can't stand the sounds that come on the phone, that's one aspect of jailbreaking I need to take advantage of
     
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    numberforty1

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    Maybe you should make , and or download some new tones, or ringtones.

    How many sounds come on your phone?? Maybe re-work your notification centre preferences too.

    To answer your question, I only keep my phone on silent when I am at work, because that's the rule.
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    For me, never.

    I have downloaded the sounds I like for the alerts I can change.

    One thing that does annoy me is not being able o choose how i want to be alerted over a Facebook update.
     
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    i leave on silent all the time, i have the dial tone when i dial number to call
     
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    Jordan921

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    only at night
     
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    My phone's on silent all of the time, except on rare occasions where I'm expecting a super important call. And for those times, I've created my own ring tone.
     
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    My phone stays on silent 24-7!
     
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    Is that because you find the iPhone sounds annoying?
     
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    shenfrey

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    I have silent on when i need it to be on. At night i have do no disturb on as its far superior to silent.

    Also, this forum needs a quick reply.
     
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    I work nights so mine stays on silent.
     
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    designs216

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    I consider blaring cell phones to be rude, so mine's set to silent most of the time. This way, I don't have to remember to turn it down at work or other places.
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    I thought I was the only one! Even then when I'm expecting a call I just pay more attention to my phone
     
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    VulchR

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    I always keep it on silent. I find other people's ringtones rather annoying frankly. Besides, in iOS one can assign custom vibrations to different callers, so one needn't have a different ringtone for each person.
     
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    kylera

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    I heard my phone's ringtone for the first time after I started listening to music on it. Before that, the first thing I did the moment my phone was activated was to flip the silent switch.
     
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    The Game 161

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    only when I go to bed and the rare time I'm in a meeting or something. but I do get alot of twitter notifications so sometimes if i'm getting alot i put it on silent if i'm with family.
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    Same. My Phone is always with me so I don't need it blurting out.
     
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    I understand what you're saying about the sounds.

    They've been the same for years now and often provoke various memories and thoughts
     
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    jettrue

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    I use a silent ringtone for default, then custom ringtones for the select few I don't want to miss. Then do not disturb at night, with exceptions for the select few I don't want to miss. :D I also tried using loud ringtones for my customs, so that I can turn down the phone volume and my alerts are relatively quiet. Works for me.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect whether you're married with kids, or not, has much do do with the answer. :)
     
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    no. but i have to personal ringtones. 1. being a 'silent' ringtone and... 2. a general ringtone. thus i use the 'silent' ringtone as my default ringtone. and only a select few a ringtone that creates sound.

    all without jail breaking the device.
     
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    serkan

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    My girlfriend does it all the time and I hate it because I have to ring her millions of times to pick up :D
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Thought such as "Shut the **** up!" when you're in a meeting or quiet area :D
     
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    UngratefulNinja

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    Always on vibrate. I've never once turned on a ring or anything else tone. Since iPhone 3 :)
     
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    I keep my phone on silent at work or any other quiet places (church, waiting rooms etc)

    Sometimes I will put it on silent when I'm having a text convo and the alert tone starts to get annoying.

    I also keep it on silent around friends. (They are nosy)
     
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    macingman

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    I never need to have it on sound. The phone is either close to me or in my pocket so I can always hear the vibrate. If it turn sound on I may forget to turn in off before class in which case I would be screwed.
     

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