iPhone Silent mode icon?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by laz232, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    It's actually very hard for me tell looking at my switch. In low level lighting probably impossible. Even now, daytime, inside with curtains open but overcast outside, it's hard to see any orange at all. IPhone 6 style definitely made it harder to see compared to iPhone 5
  2. 4limbs macrumors newbie


    Jul 14, 2010
    Very helpful. That's like telling me to just remember something that I'm always forgetting. Brilliant.
  3. ploughgirl macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2017
    This doesn't stand out enough wiyh a pink phone... and when it's in a cover. It also gets knocked onto silent inadvertently... as a contractor I've missed out on work because of this. You have the technology to fix it and add an icon to the screen so at least I'd know it was accidentally silenced... why not just fix it?!
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    It's Apple and their stupid aversion to icons in the status bar. They think it's clutter and it will make them look more like Android.

    I disagree but only Apple can change it and they won't so far unfortunately.
  5. M H macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2018
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2018 ---
    iOS for iPhone lacks ICON for SILENT mode. This is a true flaw for following reasons:
    1. in dark surroundings cannot see MUTE switch status.
    2. Waterproof cases (e.g. LIFEPROOF Fre), and many simple protective styles, totally obscure the MUTE switch
    3. To be realistic, we all expect to find important phone attributes 'On Screen'.

    A sure related flaw is that RINGER VOLUME status display (UP/DOWN side buttons) is, "on the face of it", erroneous in SILENT mode - display should confirm an active MUTED status

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