DND gives you busy tones

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sticko, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. sticko macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2010
    In iOS 7, DND is supposed to give people who call you a waiting signal (not answering). Now in iOS 8, instead it give people who call a busy tones. This is defeating the purpose, since that same people will keep trying to call you. So when we set the Repeated Call function on, it will ring.

    Anyone know how to fix it?
  2. Dan70 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2014
    Well if that is what happens, the only way around it will be to downgrade to iOS 7. If that is how it is set to work now they'll be no option around that.
  3. sticko thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2010
    I think it's a bug. So I wonder, how it works on other people?
  4. terrywfoster macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    As long as their call is not allowed through I don't care what they hear.
  5. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    Not my experience. It goes straight to VM

    There's no way to downgrade to iOS 7 anymore as Apple stopped signing it.
  6. sticko thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Not necessarily. When you enable the Repeated calls, a second call from the same person within three minutes will not be silenced. Thus, when the person call you first time and hear the busy tones, most probably he will try to call you again thinking that on the first call you are online or the network is busy. And it will go through.

    In addition, since it basically blocked it will go directly to voice mail and you have no chance to answer the call. Sometime, even on DND, who knows that I might want to answer the call from that particular person.
    In iOS 6 and 7, it always work that way. And it works perfectly.
  7. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
  8. terrywfoster macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    1. I do not enable repeat callers.

    2. I do not have voice mail on my phone so any call not answered will go where ever.
  9. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    6+ with 8.1...calls go to voicemail when DND is on.

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