Do not disturb group messaging problem?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by prophecyc2, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. prophecyc2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Anyone else encountered problems with group message not functioning using the do not disturb feature like it should? Enabled in the message setting but still getting notifications, sounds etc.
  2. navodwickra macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2013
    Leeds, UK
    me tried that on each and every beta and it still doesn't work. I am not sure if the other people also have to be on iOS 8 or not.
  3. prophecyc2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Interesting, I wouldn't think that other users would be need to be on iOS 8 because it should work with regular SMS group messages right?

    I'm on the GM release and it still happens. This was one of the most exciting things for me especially considering the amount of texts from the fantasy football league!
  4. prophecyc2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
  5. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    I am having the same issue. I am in a group chat with some friends and we are all on iOS 8 and DnD the thread does nothing. We still get notifications that light up our screen when the phone is locked and get drop down notifications for the thread when using our phones.
  6. rseneta macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014

    Alas-mine is not working either...I still get pop ups on my homescreen and red numbers on my messages. It is annoying and frustrating- I was so looking forward to this feature. Why isn't it working and why are more people not complaining???????
  7. kuruptmixer macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2011
    I have noticed this issue as well and its annoying as hell! I'm in so many group messages and while I was on the 5s with bitesms, it did a great job at muting notifications. iOS 8 clearly has some work cut out for it if it wants to impress the jailbreak community along with its everyday users. This needs to be resolved.
  8. Mackabadi macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    I've noticed this and I find it very disappointing. This was a feature I was very much looking forward to so this is a major let down.

    I chatted with an apple support rep the other day and mentioned this and I was told that they were unaware of any issues with this, and then suggested that it may only work to mute alerts when the phone is locked. I've unfortunately not been able to test this theory (as luck would have it), but if this is true then that's just half ass. I was expecting to be able to mute a thread such that I can ignore it at all times during the mute period.
  9. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Even on the lock screen? I've found that it works but only when the screen is locked.
  10. xxscaxx macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    I'm also encountering this issue. I thought I was crazy.

    Still get notifications popping up. I even tried starting a fresh group chat, setting notifications to do not disturb, and i'm still getting them pop up on the lock screen even if the phone is locked.

    The only thing it does for me is silence the chat from ringing when my phone is not on silent.

    I toggled do not disturb on in the settings and it successfully shuts off all notifications. I thought maybe I had to turn that on to activate the group messages but it shuts off all notifications.

    This was one big feature I was excited for. BiteSMS was amazing for this. meh.
  11. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
    Yep I can also confirm that my message DnD isnt working in iOS 8. Does absolutely nothing.


    Yep, I was hoping I wouldnt need to jailbreak iOS 8 but so far I really prefer BiteSMS also.
  12. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    Everyone still struggling? I can't seem to get DnD to work in group chats. Hopefully this is fixed in 8.1.

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