Do you leave your iPhone on 'Loud'?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appleuser15, Sep 8, 2016.

?

Do you lead your iPhone on loud mode?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
    30.2%
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
    69.8%
  1. appleuser15 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2015
    #1
    And silent during the night?

    Just curious as to how other users use these functions
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

    Revelation78

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #2
    I think the correct terms should be "silent" and "audible." Loudness is a subjective term in relation to level of auditory response.
     
  3. HellasLEAF macrumors member

    HellasLEAF

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    #3
    no I always have mine at medium ring volume. find it ridiculous how loud others have their phones.

    medium plus vibrate is plenty. phone always with me so hard not to hear that. or feel it.

    also always turn off click sound with operations. I am shocked people still walk around with every action needing an annoying click.
     
  4. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

    DrewDaHilp1

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Location:
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    #4
    I'm with you on the volume. I like the clicks.
     
  5. iregret macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    #5
    I have mine on silent nearly all the time. It goes into do not disturb mode at night. My Apple Watch alerts me as well as the vibration from my phone.

    I ****ing hate hearing other people's annoying ass phones. It's rude. I love my silent life. LOL.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #6
    Mine is set loud enough so if I am awake I can hear it but if sleeping it is not loud enough for me to wake.
     
  7. geta macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Location:
    The Moon
    #7
    This is sooo annoying.
     
  8. caelius macrumors regular

    caelius

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Location:
    Innsbruck, Austria
    #8
    Mine's on silent 24/7; the Watch beeps and vibrates like crazy anyway, so I'd probably go insane if the phone would do that too. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Location:
    New York
  10. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    #10
    It all depends on what's going on and where I am. But I never use the vibrate function. I always turned if off years ago on dumb phones too. I like the clicks but if I'm somewhere quiet and others are around I hit my mute switch so they don't have to listen to it. Everything is so easily/quickly adjusted nowadays that you can change it to your current situation effortlessly.
     
  11. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

    iBreatheApple

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #11
    Context also plays a large role in communication. Most people understand what the OP is asking.
     
  12. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #12
    I sleep terrible, I am a terrible sleeper. And I don't sleep long at all.

    So when I go to bed and I don't mind to wake up in a few hours, I leave it on. As usually I do, I don't mind if someone needs me that those favorites come through and bother me - through the years I've been ok with glancing at the name and rolling over if I just don't care.

    But when I had a really bad day, or a bad week (my albinism can make me feel terrible at times), I just don't want any light, any sound, .. nothing. it's a miracle isn't not on airplane mode to be honest. silent, dnd, not near the bed. etc.

    But because I sleep so bad, and poorly, I am ok with idling in bed watching media on the iPad, facetiming with a friend to relax, and just having some music on. I am not going through the active process of putting stuff away or flipping settings etc. I just push it aside, face on pillow, snore time. It would otherwise just be enough to basically wake me up again.
     
  13. avihayg macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2016
    #13
    Phone and watch are always on silent, hate to hear the notifications o_O
     
  14. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

    jk4lebron23

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    #14
    My iPhone speakers have sucked on my 6+ for a while now so I just leave it on silent, I honestly have a better chance of hearing it vibrate
     
  15. Technarchy macrumors 603

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
  16. Shoju macrumors member

    Shoju

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Location:
    Berlin
    #16
    I'm totally with you and same here with my phone and watch.
    Unfortunately, in Germany most people don't give a damn about this - not even in the do not disturb carriages of trains (where pictograms show a crossed out phone and a person holding a finger to their mouth..).
    I spent some time living in Japan once where behaviour like this is considered extremely rude.
     
  17. maka344 macrumors 6502a

    maka344

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Location:
    London, UK
    #17
    I only ever use silent. Regardless, unless I'm waiting for an ultra important call and don't wish to miss it.
     
  18. willmtaylor, Sep 10, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016

    willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #18
    My phone is generally in 1 of 3 modes:
    1. Max Volume - when in office, out and about, or at home
    2. Vibrate - when in meetings or the kids have gone to bed
    3. Do Not Disturb - when I'm sleeping
     
  19. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
  20. GrandeLatte macrumors member

    GrandeLatte

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    #20
    What? I'm EXACTLY the same. I thought I was the only person on this planet who has a phone on silent all the time. I prefer to live my life quietly and poetically. I can already feel and "hear" the vibrate and that's enough. Hahaha!
     
  21. bufffilm macrumors 601

    bufffilm

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    #21
    I do leave the volume on loud.

    Fortunately (for others), I rarely have my phone out of my grasp outside of the house, so the actual time it's ringing (should anyone call) is pretty minimal.

    Plus, I generally don't field many calls...if I get more than 20 calls a month, it's a rarity.
     
  22. noteple macrumors 65816

    noteple

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    #22
    Since I started using a smart watch (pebble) the ringers on buzz
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #23
    My wife does as well. It's maddening for me sometimes when I'm trying to call and she doesn't hear it.
     
  24. scotio200 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    #24
    The only time I take mine out of silent mode is when watching a video in some apps and the sound doesn't play. Not all apps do this but I have a few.

    Phone and watch go into do not disturb at 10:30pm and come out at 7:00 am also.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #25
    Pretty much the same here (with the difference of keeping it on vibrate in the office mostly because it can be disruptive at times even outside of meetings).
     

Share This Page