iPhone mutes computer during calls

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  1. loddie macrumors newbie

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    I work from home and provide phone support for customers. Is there an app so my Mac Pro will automatically mute when my iPhone rings and resume after the call is over? It would be nice to listen to headphones or speakers without having to consciously worry if the phone has rung. Car stereos do this so I imagine there would be a way to do it in the home. I used the "search" function, but could not find a related thread.:(

    Thanks!
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I don’t know if this piece of software does what you want it to, but I bet it would be a nice accessory to your business.
    http://mirasoftware.com/BPE2/
     
  3. loddie thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    Doesn't mute the computer, but I use Notify Pro on the iPhone (paid app but not much) and then Growl on my mac, works over wifi, so iPhone doesn't need to be plugged in...
    Gives an audio and visual alert on my screen to show of messages and phone calls
     
  5. loddie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Paul,

    Looks interesting. Might give it a go. The ideal solution has yet to be found.:D
     
  6. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

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    Could you not just use the iPhone to play the music through your PC then it will mute the audio anyway because the call is coming through.

    Just an idea, you probably don't want to be playing music on your iPhone all day though.
     
  7. rKunda macrumors 65816

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  8. loddie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had thought of that. However, the library of music I have on the desktop iTunes is much larger. Additionally, the impact on the iphone's battery may not be good. Thanks for the suggestion;)
     
  9. loddie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Phone Amego does look good. I wish software could simply mute itunes when the iphone rang. I don't any advantages to using the computer as a phone in my situation. Thanks for the link!
     
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