Bypass to voice memo recording stopping when call is incoming

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by felixen, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    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..
  2. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    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.
  3. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    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.
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Actually, I bet this is by design so you don't record the call.
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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.
  6. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    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.
  7. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Reviving an old thread but this issue still persists. Is there a setting in the app that allows this not to happen with resorting to airplane mode?

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