iPhone XR How important is the alert slider?

cuzo

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Due to spam calls I usually turn the volume down on phone to not be bother.

My father came in town and i miss his call because the ringer was silent.

I'm still considering the switch over due to just tires of the little things with Android. Hardest part will be the spay on the watch.

How handy is that alert switch to turn on or off the ringer?
 

cruisin

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On iPhone you can set the phone to permanent do not disturb and put everyone you want to call you into your favourites to bypass the block. Therefore you just get calls from people you want.

The switch is very handy, only the OnePlus alert switch can compare. Although on Android you can create an automatic mute based on your calendar, so the switch may not really be needed.
 

C DM

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Due to spam calls I usually turn the volume down on phone to not be bother.

My father came in town and i miss his call because the ringer was silent.

I'm still considering the switch over due to just tires of the little things with Android. Hardest part will be the spay on the watch.

How handy is that alert switch to turn on or off the ringer?
What exactly are you trying to accomplish and how does the alert switch/slider fit into that as far as seeing how important/handy it is?
 

cuzo

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What exactly are you trying to accomplish and how does the alert switch/slider fit into that as far as seeing how important/handy it is?
trying to accomplish preventing accidents, sometimes I may just manually lower all the sounds accidental and I wanna prevent that.

That's it and I was thinking of switching over anyways, I guess I need to test trial a iphone for a week and return
 

NoBoMac

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Give each important contact a unique ringtone. Create a silent ringtone and use that as the default for spammers). That way when your dad or other family members (or work) calls, you will hear the ring.
This.

I have my phone setup this way. And have a custom long vibration pattern. No vibration as default. If on mute, will feel the buzz in the pocket or vibrating on table/desk top.

Add a spam call blocker, I don't miss calls I need to take, everything else goes to vm.

Only time I can complain is when a spam call does sneak through and am listening to music: music cuts out briefly, but since no ringtone, pretty much know can ignore.
 
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