Duplicate alerts on my iPhone (really annoying)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dypark, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. dypark macrumors newbie

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    Each time I get an SMS, my iPhone 3G is giving me 2 alerts. I get one with the message and another one 5 min later. Really annoying. When the ringer is off, it will vibrate twice.

    Anyone have this happen to them? How do I fix this annoying problem?
     
  2. siufai macrumors member

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    You can't. It's a feature that was included in the 2.1 update. It's there to alert you in case you miss the first alert.
     
  3. dypark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    I'm sure some people like the new feature but to me it is really annoying especially since I have SMS Preview turned on. So if I'm in a meeting, even though I read the message through the SMS preview, I have to actually go to the SMS app to register it read so I don't get another alert.

    Another example of Apple trying to do something different that's out of the norm. I know of no other handsets that do this double reminder. I wish they would at least make new features configurable so those of who don't want the Apple way of things can turn it off.
     
  4. siufai macrumors member

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    I think if you press the sleep/wake button after you read it, you dont have to worry about the alert again.
     
  5. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

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    A lot of people complained for this feature because every other cell phone on Earth has duplicate alerts and Apple decided to add it because it was a quick and easy addition to the SMS app. Addressing the screen in any way will cause it to not send the duplicate alerts. Hit the home button or the sleep/wake button and the alerts will not happen. Apple can't please everyone, get used to it or get rid of the iPhone
     

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