iOS 5 - notifications question

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by djr7572, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. djr7572 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Just curious how everyone feels about this. Regarding notification sounds - do you have yours turned off so that they don't interrupt you while you're on a phone call? Here's my dilemma. I want to hear all of my notification sounds - but I don't want to hear them while I'm on a phone call. I realize that you can't have it both ways - you tell the phone to make a sound and it makes the sound. I just wish iPhone was smart enough to sense when you're on a phone call and temporarily "suspend" the notification sounds until you're off.

    Does anyone else have the same frustration? With everything that's so awesome about iPhone and iOS 5, you'd think this would be common sense ...?

    Is this an unreasonable expectation?
  2. SolRayz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale
    It would be nice if we could change the notification sounds.
  3. djr7572, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    I don't care about changing the sounds - I simply want them silenced while I'm on a phone call :rolleyes:
  4. rioja macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    This sums up my gripe of iOS 5 as a whole, which your issue falls into.

    No Real Customizations

    Everything is an ON/OFF switch. Apple has managed to add some potentially great features but they're all so dumbed-down they become useless and annoying.

    Doubt any updates will change it either.
  5. ToddyT macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Is it really so hard to flick a switch?

    Don't forget that handy little silent button only requires your thumb for half a second to silence all notification sounds.

    There is even less reason to complain if you always hold your iPhone in your hand when on a phone call.

    The ability to change notification sounds would be nice feature, but I hardly see it as useful.
  6. djr7572, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Good point, I suppose I could do that every time I'm on a call ... but you'd think that Apple could easily solve this. I think that would be the right solution. I dunno, it just seems like a common sense thing to me - I know that iPhone is smart enough and capable enough to know when you're on a call, so I'm not easily convinced that this would be a major undertaking to fix.

    I'm not whining ... considering everything that's great about iOS, this isn't that big of a deal. Just an annoyance that seems easily-fixable.

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