How to mute all sounds, but still have your alarm go off?

Boesky

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I have an alarm set, but I cant have my phone muted. So throughout the night I hear AIM sounds, email messages, etc. How do I mute all noises, but stil keep an alarm?
 

Interpolation

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Jan 11, 2008
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Use the silent switch. If you switch it to silent, no sounds apart from the alarm clock when it goes off.
 

Small White Car

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Another solution is to leave the sound on but put the phone in Airplane Mode.

If you don't have a power cord you'll also be saving battery power during the night.

If you are charging then that doesn't matter and I'd just go with the other suggestions about the silent switch.
 

aloofman

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They're correct. If you leave the phone on vibrate, the only action that makes a sound is the alarm if you have one set. All others just vibrate. It's actually a pretty smart feature because if you use it to wake up in the morning (like I do), then you don't want your phone making noise, but the logical exception would be an alarm clock that you set in the clock app.

Alarms for calendar events are still silent though.
 

jpolk

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I know this is an old thread, but is there any way to accomplish this on an iPod touch? I use it as an alarm clock and set it to airplane mode, but I'd love to use a clock with weather app so I'd like to keep the internet access on.

Thoughts?
 

aloofman

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I know this is an old thread, but is there any way to accomplish this on an iPod touch? I use it as an alarm clock and set it to airplane mode, but I'd love to use a clock with weather app so I'd like to keep the internet access on.

Thoughts?

Does an iPod even have an Airplane Mode. I know that on my iPhone, all Airplane mode really does is turn off the phone part of the device. I can still connect to WiFi networks, although you have to reconnect again.

On the iPhone you can turn the ringer off and still hear alarms from the Apple Clock app, but I don't know if that's true on the iPod Touch.
 

eyoungren

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Um, NO IT DOESN'T.
Really? I must have been doing it wrong all these years then in jailbreaking and then searching out a combination of tweaks that absolutely silence the phone when I hit the mute switch.

And to think how wrong I was in ALL those arguments I had with people on MacRumors about how STUPID Apple is to not have the mute switch completely silence the phone.
 
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