All i want is a mute icon in the system tray.

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  1. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    Just upgraded to ios 5....and really miss the notification system i had on my JB 4.3. My iphone is forever getting muted by accident and the mute notification was fantastic...every other phone in the known universe displays mute as an icon on the homescreen...apple can be so frustrating some times...always at least one major omission : (
     
  2. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    There is a hardware mute button, the phone vibrates when you toggle it to mute and a red dot shows when mute is on.

    That's not a bad amount of indication that your phone is on mute.
     
  3. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Where is said "red dot"?
     
  4. mattkowalski macrumors member

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    It's on the switch itself
     
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  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Where is said "orange strip"?
     
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    Next to Sunset strip?
     
  9. johneaston macrumors regular

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    Totally agree with the OP. Anywhere dark and you have to unmute and mute to check it's muted. And the physical mute switch is awful design - so easy to accidentally switch when in ones pocket or bag.

    Why NOT have a small mute icon? What is Apples reason for not having one.
     
  10. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    The hardware mute switch is awesome. I would never want to trade that for a software solution. I guess after using an iPhone for years, I can tell if the device is muted or not just by feeling the location of the switch.
     
  11. johneaston macrumors regular

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    Try working in the Film industry and having your muted phone unmute itself in your pocket and then go off during a take. It's happened to me twice so now I always have to go into the menus and turn all the tones off - very annoying.
     
  12. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    You could just use the vol- button to turn the ringer down... Just as good.

    I see what you're saying though.

    - I've actually got so used to the 'mute switch' I can feel whether it's on or off. I guess you get used to something after years and years of use!
     
  13. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can buy the Apple Bumper. $30 for a difficult time to turn the mute switch on and off. :D
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Get a bumper or any hard case, this will recess the switch.
     
  15. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Does a cellphone going off in the background of a porn really matter that much;)
     
  16. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Ok, if its in your pocket or bag...how would having a hardware or software mute button differ?
     
  17. R1PPER thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i didnt realise how fantastic a mute icon was until i got one with noticeboard...im happy to loose JB now we have Lock screen notification and hotspots....but im really gonna miss the mute icon...and ive had an iphone for 3 years and still get surprise muted all the time...might not be such a problem now we have notifications....i think the blackberry style notifications really help.
     
  18. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    i have never ever had the mute switch change whilst being in my pocket....not even my 3GS.
     
  19. johneaston macrumors regular

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    Because the switch can be switched accidentally whilst in one's pocket. A software mute can't be unmuted by mistake.
     
  20. R1PPER thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i not interested in a software mute...just a tiny bell with a line through it at the top next to the battery and blue tooth.
     
  21. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Same here.
     

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