Bypass to voice memo recording stopping when call is incoming

felixen

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A week ago I did an important interview I wanted to record, so I used my iPhone 4. Half an hour into the interview I got a call, but I didn't pick up. After the interview I checked my phone only to find out that the recording had stopped when the phone rang (nice job apple!). any way to bypass this crap? I have it jailbroken so I'm hoping Cydia will once again improve my phone (even an sbssettings toggle to completely shut off the ability to receive calls would work, although I don't see that in Cydia).

Any help is appreciated..
 

romeo.xk

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WHat about putting your phone in airplane mode when you need to do this? THen all the calls will just go to the voice mail, and all of the text messages will come in once you get out of airplane mode.
 
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Demosthenes X

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(even an sbssettings toggle to completely shut off the ability to receive calls would work, although I don't see that in Cydia).
It's called Airplane Mode, and it's built right into the phone. :rolleyes:

I am surprised Apple didn't consider better what would happen if a call came in while voice recording was active, though. Seems like an oversight.
 
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xraydoc

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It's called Airplane Mode, and it's built right into the phone. :rolleyes:

I am surprised Apple didn't consider better what would happen if a call came in while voice recording was active, though. Seems like an oversight.
Actually, I bet this is by design so you don't record the call.
 
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Small White Car

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Actually, I bet this is by design so you don't record the call.
He didn't answer the phone. Why would it need to protect you from recording a call if you don't answer?

The program failed because even if it does pause...I'm not saying it should pause, but whatever, it does...if it does pause then the on-screen graphics should show that so the user knows what's happening.

At any rate, Airplane Mode solves the problem, but even so...bad program graphical design.
 
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Demosthenes X

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Actually, I bet this is by design so you don't record the call.
And that makes sense. But shouldn't it function like the iPod - i.e., a call comes in, the recording pauses, and then picks up seamlessly where it left off when the call ends.

If you ignore the call, it shouldn't even pause the recording... that's an oversight.
 
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milani

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He didn't answer the phone. Why would it need to protect you from recording a call if you don't answer?
Probably because the vibrating (and ringing sound if not in silent) would interrupt the recording anyway. I agree that it should be smart enough to restart itself, but I guess if you're going to be doing lengthy recordings you should put your phone into airplane mode to ensure nothing interrupts the recording.
 
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