iphone: texting and incoming calls while listening to music

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Clarence, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Clarence macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    a mud puddle with a toyota sign in it
    cingular / at&t just bought out cellular one in my area, and now i can get an iphone.

    i was wondering what happens when you get a text or a call when your listening to music in the car. does it pause the music or can you send back a text without pausing the music?

    i will be hooking in through the cars aux jack.

    i am not convinced i will like a converged device, im use my ipod touch in the car alot and i cant imagine the music stopping every time i get a text, around 2500 a month. dont know.
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    You can dismiss a call by pressing the sleep/wake button.
    When you receive a text the music cuts out for a couple of seconds and then resumes after the text sound plays.

    Hope this helps
  3. BugHunter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2007

    Whatever you do, please don't text back while driving. It's as dangerous as drunk driving (and now illegal in Australia).
  4. zakee00 macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2004
    Anchorage, Alaska
    ^ :/
  5. Clarence thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    a mud puddle with a toyota sign in it
    thanks for the replies. i dont think i will be able to text while driving, my fingers are like viennna sausages. except they dont stink and theyre not wet.

  6. hobo macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2005
    Agreed, I know many people who have tried, and some who have failed. :(

    People always seem so surprised when I give them an earful for texting and driving, I can't figure out why...

    Anyway, I think the way the iPhone handles notifications is beautiful. Texts it fades the volume partially for just enough time to play the sound, and calls it fades out to your ringer.

    When you have the phone on "vibrate" it's a bit different. It handles calls the same, but texts it only vibrates. Quite annoying to me! If I have headphones in, I can handle the text sound from my earphones.
  7. robjrussell macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2007
    Newcastle, Aus
    dont you mean drink driving?
  8. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    ...just in case it wasn't covered above (didn't seem to be) you can text and surf and edit contacts and use Google maps and check weather/stocks etc. etc. while listening to music. The only thing you can do while listening to music is a task that requires you to listen to other things.

    And as pointed out, when you do have to listen to other things, it very smoothly fades out the music, and fades it back in when you're done.

    Lastly, taking calls while listening on the earbuds is a joy. The music fades out as normal, and you hear the ringtone. But you answer the call simply by clicking the inline mic! You then have your conversation and click the mic again to end the call, at which point your music resumes from where you left it!

    I often use the earbuds for hands-free conversations because it is so easy, the sound is great at your end and I'm told that I come through very clear at the other end of the conversation.

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