New SMS's available for all to see....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JimmyDreams, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. JimmyDreams macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one that isn't too thrilled with a new incoming IM being auto-displayed to the desktop for anyone to see??

    I leave my iPhone sitting out in front of me a lot and if others are around, the phone will beep and display "Hey Numnutz, you're an idiot!" or some other potentially embarrassing message from my friends.

    If I was 15, I wouldn't care. At work, it's a different story.

    Any suggestions or am I missing something??

    JimmyD
     
  2. kimb macrumors newbie

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    well id be happy with that.

    If you dont want your co-workers to see it put it face down or just dont use your phone for IMing at work.:D
     
  3. willxm macrumors member

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  4. JimmyDreams thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, sorry, SMS messages.

    JimmyD
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Isnt there an option to turn off SMS preview?
     
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    there is an option when you password your phone
     
  7. sunday888 macrumors member

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    I agree with the OP. Having that preview there is a little more sharing with the world at large than I care to do. However, putting a password on reduces the "ease of use" of the device more than I care to for the value of eliminating the SMS preview.

    It's one of the more annoying quirks of the iPhone that I've come across.
     
  8. rriggs macrumors newbie

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    I'm with you on this issue. I don't want the hassle of a password, but I don't want my private SMSs on display to the world while at work!

    I also wish you could assign Silent or Vibrate to indivuals contacts custom rings tones.
     
  9. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    What a great OP. I never thought about this until now, and yes, there should be an option to turn off preview, and just get a simple "Message from: xxx-xxxx"

    Let's make sure we do the right thing, post concerns here:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  10. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    Amen. I'm going to fill out the feedback form as well.

    Keep in my please: KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET. Kiss principle when you give Apple feedback.
     
  11. Justin205 macrumors newbie

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    I agree 100%! I actually thought of that a couple of hours ago when my aunt had to borrow my iphone...and was alerted to an ongoing conversation between my friend and I which was available for her to read. Would be great to be able to keep it from automatically popping up.
     
  12. specops macrumors regular

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    i was at a movie when my friend sent me a text saying "boobes 6 o clock" lol well obviously sitting in a dark theator with the chik right behind me she read the message before i even noticed what it said. Pretty funy story
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I guess I could see that, but... if you guys are using your iPhones for corporate e-mail, don't you feel obligation to keep it passworded? I keep my Blackberry passworded for no reason other than that I (probably) have PHI on it.
     
  14. JimmyDreams thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you're in a theater with ME and I see you pull out your iPhone or ANY device that lights up during the movie you'll be seeking medical help to find it!:mad:

    Just because you've got it on vibrate doesn't mean EVERY SINGLE PERSON behind you can't see that bright display in a dark room. That's annoying as hell and very bad manners. Why not stand up and turn a flashlight on everyone behind you???:confused:

    If you're in the last row and no one behind you, by all means, check your display. Anywhere ELSE....do us ALL a favor and leave it in your pocket/purse/car.:cool:

    JimmyD
    (rant off)
     
  15. The General macrumors 601

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    Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock -> Set password -> Switch "Show SMS Preview" to the OFF possition.

    No more whining, no more useless threads. :)
     
  16. tderemigis macrumors member

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    ive never even noticed the sms preview before, lol
     
  17. JimmyDreams thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't want my iPhone password protected. No password, no access to 'switch "Show SMS Preview""....

    Whine continuance enguaged.;)

    JimmyD
    :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  18. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

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    LOL.. Take it easy killer, there's plenty of more deserving things to beat people up over than looking at their iPhone display in a movie theater..
    ;-)
     
  19. poppe macrumors 68020

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    See I am more mad that my phone vibrates when I am talking on the phone.... That actually really really hurts my ear.
     
  20. JimmyDreams thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right. But on MY list, that puppy is close to the top!!! ;)

    JimmyD
    :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  21. specops macrumors regular

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    wooo calm down lol

    it was like 10 minutes before the previews even started and i was in second to the top row. so im sure nobody cared, except the girl who saw that txt msg lol
     
  22. sunday888 macrumors member

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    Uh-huh. Did you read the thread? I don't want the preview and I don't want to set the password in order to suppress it.
     
  23. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I just wish there was a way for the preview to make the text message read with out actually reading having to go in and read it.

    Ignore leaves the notification, and the only other option is is to view it. It's displaying right there. I am reading emails can't you just say read since I have already read you and am not gonna reply to it?
     
  24. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    Dude we had a kid do that sitting at the very front of the theater every like 5 minutes during intense parts of transformers and killed it for me... Ppl are so clueless.
     

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