How to get messages sound with Do Not Disturb?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Cubytus, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Hello there,

    this is a rather silly question, but I never found a solution to it. I have two or three phone numbers in the Favorites list that can call me anytime, even when the Do Not Disturb mode is activated. However, when these persons send me a message, the phone doesn't make a sound.

    Would there be a way to get an alert when receiving a message from a favorite number when DnD is active?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Only calls can get an exception when it comes to DND.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    That wouldn't solve this problem. If you phone is on DND, so is the watch, unless you turn off DND mirroring. But then in order to activate DND for both devices, you would have to manually activate it and deactivate it on the watch.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If you were using an Apple Watch you wouldn't need dnd ;)
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    How do you figure?
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The Apple Watch is all about discrete notifications.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Thats not the point of DND. The point of DND is so you are not awoken in the middle of the night from notifications, or if you are in a meeting and cannot be disturbed. If I get a text message, yes it notifies my watch at first, but after 2 minutes, my iPhone will alert me of the message. Phone calls go to both devices at the same time.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Use the silent switch on the phone and turn vibrate when on silent off and you get the perfect stealth setup. I don't need a lesson in how dnd works. Thanks
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Wow. A little testy aren't you? Just because that setup may work for you doesn't mean it works for others. I have to keep my phone on silent 99% of the time, so I do need the vibrate on when phone is in silent mode.

    Your solution does not give the OP anything near what they are asking. They want DND enabled except for a couple of people i.e. favorites. So having an Apple Watch doesn't change anything that the OP is looking for. By turning off DND completely then unwanted calls and notifications would go through and if the OP has an Apple Watch, those notifications will go there. The idea is not to have notifications during DND to not show up period, except from his/her favorite list.
     
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Now who's getting testy lol

    Hey if you can't grasp the concept then I won't explain it ;)
     
  12. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    if DND improvements - like extending contact exclusions to message notifcations and possibly 3rd party apps notifications (linked to a contact via new API) - aren't a feature of iOS X i'll eat my hat
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Various people have been hoping for that pretty much with every iOS release since the iOS 6 days basically.
     
  14. qap macrumors 6502

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    No way but maybe there's a workaround: set "none" to all the text tone and other alert sounds you don't want to listen, and then set a custom alert only to contacts you want. There's not the solution but maybe yes (depends on your use of the phone).
     
  15. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    right and i'm one of them, what's your point here?
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Just commenting that that sentiment gets expressed every year for a number of years now.
     
  17. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    you're 'just' doing that? why?
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Same reason you made your comment about it I would assume.
     

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