iPhone silent switch does not Silence the Alarms!

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  1. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    I was in a movie theater. Hit the silent switch, Alarm pissed off every one !
    Including myself.
     
  2. wfoster macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, I can imagine what happened. Happened to me a few times. :eek:
     
  3. Mr. Gates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Any way to get the phone to do what I want?
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    Do you mean the alarm clock? Uh, there isn't a to silence and alarm, because then it wouldn't be an alarm. You can set the sound to None, though.
     
  5. Mr. Gates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I see your point, however I have tons of alarms on both my phone and computer. To set an alarm to " no alarm at all" is not a solution for me.

    On my computer, when I set it to "mute" it does just that.

    Alarm or not. I believe Silent should mean just that. Sort of an "All else" scenario.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Okay, so imagine every single alarm you have set doesn't go off for some reason...oh crap that ringer switch, now I'm late for work, oops, I'm supposed to pick up my kid from school an hour ago. Lol. Whatever, you get the idea. (I had a much more convincing argument than this but it's totally slipped my mind...)
     
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Alarm still woke me even with silent switch on! Thank you Apple!

    My thread title two years ago.
     
  8. Mr. Gates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good point, but I think I would rather not bet against myself. If I made a mistake and forgot to turn on my silent switch , well, that would be MY mistake to be made by ME! For my device to second guess my intentions and say " hey ...you really DIDN'T want to silence me because you are not smart enough to factor in all the variables" .... Is unacceptable.

    What I am really looking for with this thread is somebody with a special trick up the sleeve :D
     
  9. USMaC macrumors member

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    You can turn the volume all the way down, then flip the silent switch. THe alarm will still go off (and will vibrate if you have it set that way), but it should be quiet enough in your pocket/purse/whatever that no one will hear it.
     
  10. Mr. Gates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So simple! I am going to try that now.

    Thank you!


    EDIT --- This works Just Fine.
     
  11. Mr. Gates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Although USMac came up with a good solution , it still makes me think the "Silent Switch " needs more thought
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    It isn't a silence switch, it is a "disable alerts" switch, not alarms. You could just turn the volume down on the phone do mute your alarms.

    TEG
     
  13. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Apple describes it as RING/SILENT switch. That implies phone related sounds are silenced (text and ringtones).

    I think they've done a great job with the switch. I think it should allow alarms to sound. It still silences the iCal alarms. I really like that the SDK allows game music to silence off this switch.
     
  14. jordanr1186 macrumors newbie

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    two years later and my iphone 4 went off in a meeting

    this is kind of an issue. I have alarms, but When i am in a meeting, I can't have them sound. I guess i will have to work around it or find a nice alternative app for alarms. Any suggestions folks?
     

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