Multiple alert on SMS.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by germ war, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. germ war macrumors member

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    #1
    Is there any way to turn this off? If I don't check an SMS right after I get it, it beeps again a minute or two later, making me think I have two messages. I'm fine with the single notification.

    I see nothing in any of the settings where I can change the number of alerts for an unchecked SMS.
     
  2. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I completely agree! I hate this. It makes me crazy!
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #3
    Unfortunately, there is no way to turn it off. Hopefully Apple will change that in a future update.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    before when there wasnt a second notification there were a boatload of threads with people complaining that there wasnt a second alert so they didnt know they had a message. now that apple adds it i've seen a few threads of people complaining that its there...... I guess the only solution is to let users turn it on and off.
     
  5. mappyman macrumors regular

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    I think there should also be a prompt on the screen where you can dismiss an SMS, since you can read all of a message when it pops up.
     
  6. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    I'll add my vote to removing this feature. One alert tone is all I need, especially if I'm still asleep!
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I think this sums apple up quite preciesly. However they forget the very last part which is vital.
     
  8. mailerdaemon macrumors member

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    The worst thing about this 'feature' is that I often receive a second alert even after I've read or replied to the SMS. WTF?
     

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