Notification sounds whilst music is playing

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by activate, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. activate macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I've noticed that notifications sounds eg. mail, reminders are mute when music is playing. Is this normal behaviour ?
  2. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    If you are talking about when you are hooked up to a car stereo, that depends on the car stereo. Some will mute anything that is not music, such as the phone ringing. Some have a place in the settings where you can turn this function on or off, some do not.
  3. activate thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I see. Yes this is the iPad mini hooked up to the car stereo via usb. Ok, I shall see if I can find a way to enable them.

  4. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    Thought this was pretty normal to be honest. I get them as well if i'm on the phone, listening to music through headphones or watching something like a video in the video app. If you put it in silent mode this doesnt happen but if you think about it you would expect it to work like this. If you were walking somewhere listening to the music app you still need notifying of a message, phone call etc.
  5. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2012
    I think its pretty neat because you will still know you have a notification when the music fades.
  6. activate thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Yeah but you're only aware that A notification has arrived but the sound distinguishes it. I'd prefer to hear it.

    OK since you ask :)

    The iPad mini is permanently installed in the car. What I did recently was added all the addresses from my contacts as individual location reminders in the reminder app. So what is supposed to happen is your car 'talks' to you and tells you hey You've arrived at so and so's place or says 'Welcome back' when you arrive back home. Just fun stuff!

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