Can you stop SMS messages from trumping what you are doing?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kavika411, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

    kavika411

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    I appreciate anyone's thoughts on this.

    In contrast to new emails, which stay in the email section until I want to view them, when I receive an SMS message, the message appears on top of whatever I am doing. (I assume that is true for all iPhone users.) I find that annoying in two respects. First, if someone else is using my iPhone for something, I do not want them to have an SMS intended for me suddenly in front of them. Second, I do not like being on the phone and getting an SMS message which I have to "ignore" before being able to resume using the phone touch functions. Put simply, I want new SMS messages, like new emails, to stay in their area until I choose to review them, as opposed to popping up whenever they come in.

    Is that something which can be altered? Thank you.
     
  2. decadentdave macrumors 6502

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    If you receive an SMS and you choose to ignore it does it still count toward your monthly quota?
     
  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    There is no way you can stop the new sms's from popping up on the screen.
     
  4. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kavika411

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    I wish you were wrong, ivi7, but I was/am afraid you are right. It's a pedestrian adjustment they could make; I don't understand why they haven't. Regarding your question, decadentdave, I have no idea. Sorry.
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yes... any SMS that comes into or goes out of the phone counts ... even if you don't want it and ignore it.... unless you're in the UK. Then i think you only pay for SMSs that you send ... (which is a nice way of doing things)
     
  6. dodonutter macrumors regular

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    I live in the UK and thought that was a dumb question as here you only pay for what you send...you can receive as many as you like as the sender pays for it...but then i saw you comment about the UK being different. what an odd system!

    But from a technical point of view if your phone tells you you have an SMS then it has already downloaded it and if you pay for received SMS's (have i said thats really odd!?) then yeah by the time it tells you you have one you have paid for it.
     
  7. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm starting to like the UK more and more everyday. The UK gives me the feeling of, " we do things this way because it just makes plain damn sense" , and I've been feeling deprived of that over here lately. :D
     

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