iphone slider

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fenderbass146, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

    fenderbass146

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    On the new iphone I would like to see a ipod classic or nano style hold slider to put the phone on silent. On a daily basis in class I accidentally bump the switch (which is very easy) and It goes off when I get a txt and it is getting irratating.

    What does everyone else think about this idea, and how could I sugest this to apple.. Guessing its to late if they havent already changed that.
     
  2. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Your switch must be loose... Mine stays on whatever mode I put it on. It actually takes a little more force than just accidentally hitting it. I would get an exchange if I were you.
     
  3. fenderbass146 thread starter macrumors 65816

    fenderbass146

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    Its used to I can't, but I don't think it is loose, It happens when I put it in my pocket. And personally I think it would look better if it was a slider then even when vibrate is on or off it will be inline with virbrate or speaker
     
  4. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    I think it must be loose. I carry my phone with me all day at work and I'm always moving around, never sit down and it never switches on/off...
     
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I had the same problem. I would put it in my pocket and it would go from vibrate to regular. Annoyed me and I got a replacement.
     
  6. Set Abominae macrumors newbie

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    perhaps an easier solution would be to turn off your phone in class :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Having to turn a phone (or any device) off because the silent switch doesn't work is not a good solution.

    Imagine having to turn your laptop off if you wanted to put it on mute....
     
  8. John T macrumors 68020

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    If, as you say, "it's getting irritating" it may not be such a bad idea after all - the lesser of two evils :)
     
  9. Set Abominae macrumors newbie

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    I'm fully aware that it is not a good solution my point was the op should not have his phone on in class to begin with
     
  10. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    Or just mute your text noise
     
  11. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I think a slider and a more boxy appearance would be pretty slick. Or maybe even a little nub like the lock switch on the new nanos.
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    you replaced your iPhone because it wouldn't stay on silent.......
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    Yeah.. why the hell are you so shocked? The switch was defective.

    Say I put it on vibrate and I set it on my table, it would vibrate for like 3 seconds.

    If I put it in my pocket, it would vibrate randomly while I'm moving.... I would check to see if there was a text... nope, email? nope. That was annoying, and then sometimes I would be in class and the ringer would go off.

    Now what..?
     
  14. wfiphone macrumors member

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    Just throw it away and get something else. you can send it to the "will it blend" guy on youtube
     
  15. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

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    i have the same problem as the OP and judging the way he works in class isn't the problem in discussion. I also have a lame ringer silent switch. I don't use my phone in class but like to know if i get a important txt or email or call.

    Funny story: i had just changed my ringtone to "hamster on a piano" it went off in class and i got some funny looks, then laughter.
     
  16. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    now what? are you serious.

    anyways you could have just made a silent ringtone for everything.
     
  17. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    That's a pretty crappy work-around. He was right by getting a replacement. The iPhone shouldn't be that loose. My iPhone never switches to silent by accident.
     

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