automatically switch to vibrate when in meetings/class

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by phen, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. phen macrumors newbie

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    I'm switching to the iphone after using windows mobile phones for about 4-5 years. my favorite feature on windows mobile is putting my schedule into the calendar and having it switch to vibrate anytime i'm in class. no more embarrassing interruptions. Does the iphone have a feature like this or is there any app that can do this?
     
  2. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    No.


    :):):)
     
  3. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Silent ringer switch dude. Don't tell me that's too much work. You want the device to feed you too? :D
     
  4. Stepper macrumors regular

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    WTF....just put it on silent when you walk into your lesson and take it off silent when you finish the lesson.

    I guess you want an app that will automatically wake you up in the morning and physically get you out of bed aswell, yes?
     
  5. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    Wow....its more work to set the schedule up to place the phone on vibrate than it is to slide the switch.
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    instead of starting another thread i might as well ask this here. do you guys know if there is a way that i can get the iphone to get up 10 minutes before my alarm goes off and prepare my breakfast for me? please tell me theres at least an app that can do this
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well, my iPhone does that, at least! :D
     
  8. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    Cut the kid some slack (dont care how old you are, if you have classes you're a kid, yes even 20ish collage/uni students) maybe he didn't know that the iPhone has to be the easiest phone in existance ever to put onto silent. Perhaps he has never used one and knows not of the convienince, nae, existance of the physical switch on the side of the thing that is so easy to use you can even flip it through the material of your pockets, yes even heavy denim pockets.
     
  9. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    It's so he doesn't forget to put it on silent. It has nothing to do with how easy it is. Don't tell me you guys have never had your phone ring in a situation where it shouldn't have.
     
  10. BNZ1 macrumors regular

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    Its not a bad feature request, something like nokia audio profiles that you can schedule. I believe the G1 has an app that changes your audio profie based on location. Get within 500m of work etc and your phone automatically changes to a non offensive ringtone/wallpaper etc.
     
  11. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Okay - now that's cool!
     
  12. .adam macrumors regular

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    The Fanboys are out in force in this thread.

    Someone suggests a feature that Apple haven't implemented and it's the OP's fault for even suggesting it. Ridiculous.
     
  13. samiwas Suspended

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    Yeah, I don't think the OP here needed a bashing. However, there was someone last year who asked this same question who did deserve it, after he went on a tirade about how insanely stupid it was that this feature was not added because every other phone had it. Which I doubt.

    This guy simply asked the question, so I think a simple "here's how it works" would suffice.
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Why should you have to pretend to be two different people for others to like you?
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Uh, because if I played all the music and movies I enjoy at work I'd get fired.

    What's your job? Ditch-digging? Because other than that I can't believe the same thing doesn't apply to you.
     
  16. milani macrumors 68000

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    I thought you were going to say wipe your ass. :D

    But to the OP, sadly that feature does not exist. Although to my mind it makes sense to have it (except for the fact that there is a physical switch, so that complicates any automated processes quite a bit).
     
  17. savar macrumors 68000

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    Ignore everybody else... not only is that a cool feature, it makes sense for a LOT of people. I would definitely use that.

    I tend to put mine on vibrate all day anyway, just because I'm at work and I think it's polite. But I remember in college constantly switching my phone to and from vibrate.

    The only time a phone ever rang in class was when I found a phone lying on the ground, and I had picked it up in the morning and put it in my jacket pocket -- totally forgot about until later that afternoon when it started ringing. It was the owner calling to see if anybody had picked up their phone.

    Anyway, the ring tone was obviously different from mine, and since it was in my jacket pocket, it took me about 5 full seconds to realize what was happening. Meanwhile, the entire class and prof had stopped and were looking around the room trying to figure out who the jerk was. Oops.
     
  18. Brandon3003 macrumors member

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    Not sure why there's so much bashing, but I'm also switching from a windows mobile phone to an iphone this christmas and just to clarify something, us poor windows mobile people don't have an easy switch to flip. I have to turn on the phone, unlock it, click the little ringer icon, click silent, click somewhere else on the screen, click lock, and then turn it off again and put it in my pocket.

    But I think the OP's main thing here is convenience. When I walk into class with my friends and we're talking and being typical college kids I sure as hell don't constantly think "is my phone on vibrate?".

    Let me tell you a little embarrassing story. I was in a class full of 90% females and the topic was female rights (blowoff class folks plus there were some pretty cute girls in there so i couldnt complain, we all take them) and my phone rang one morning and the ringer was "back that ass up". You can probably guess I had to drop that class after that.

    It would be cool feature to have on the iphone, but not worthy of bashing someone just for asking :p
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That, sir, is poor taste.
     
  20. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Which part? Considering female rights a "blowoff"? :rolleyes:

    OP, I think its a great idea, and something that would be very handy. I already set my calendar up to keep track of meetings at work and classes, so an extra setting wouldn't be out of my way at all.

    An off topic question for millar876: What about professionals going back to get their MBA? Or people in tech fields who are constantly taking classes to keep up with changing technology? I fit into that second category, and if that makes me a kid, then I don't ever want to grow up. :) :p
     
  21. arubinst macrumors 6502

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    I'm also a professional, and I also go to class...

    ... as a professor!
     
  22. Norseman macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't believe it when I read it myself LOL
     
  23. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    It honestly takes 1 second to flip the silent switch next to the volume. I have even had to do it during meeting when my phone would ring. So quick to shut it off no one ever noticed.
     
  24. Norseman macrumors newbie

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    Bottom line is it IS a cool feature. I mean as iPhone users ...we do without so many cool features anyway, so I guess it's really no big deal to do without this one, too.
     

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