Notifications: Night Mode ?

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  1. sjsherratt macrumors newbie

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    Is there a simple way (i.e. ONE setting, button etc.) to turn off all beeps, buzzes etc. and easily restore everything back the way it was later ? What I want is a way to easily turn off anything that might wake me up at (except an Alarm Clock app), and easily put notification settings back the way they were in the morning - something like a DAY mode and a NIGHT mode ....
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    While this is currently the best answer, I do wish there was an easy thing that's like the mute switch but also kills the vibrations. Those can certainly wake you up. I put my phone on a t-shirt to solve that problem, but it's not a perfect solution.


    Well, the other option is to put on Airplane Mode, I guess. That'd do it.
     
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Or just go to Notification > click on every app and turn off sound and view in lock screen mode to off. You will still get notifications but no sound and won't wake up your screen.

    This is what I usually do with all my notifications, sounds are off, and view in lock screen is off, I only have it set to Banner so everytime I wake up my screen I get notifications from the banner.
     
  5. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Go to Settings >> Sounds >> Silent >> Vibrate >> OFF. No vibrations/sounds when you hit the mute switch (the built-in alarm clock is not effected).
     
  6. sjsherratt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mute doesn't stop the vibrating alerts.

    Airplane mode doesn't stop reminders and calendar alerts/reminders.

    Changing Sounds >> Silent etc. seems like the only way to do it - arguably not "easy" when you are exhausted. I wish it was as easy as holding down the "volume down" button while flipping the mute switch to put it in no-vibrate "night" mode ... maybe there is an app for that somewhere.
     
  7. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of my biggest bugbears of the iPhone. It's a computer. 'Anything' is possible. But Apple's primary sound control it a little mute switch. Naff in my opinion and easy to activate/deactivate in one's pocket without realising (I have a friend who works in sound recording and he has a piece of tape across it for fear of it being deactivated).

    I so miss Nokia's customisable profiles. I'd give anything for the mute switch to be replaced with a button that, upon a press, throws-up a menu:

    - Normal
    - Meeting (customisable but by default only vibrates)
    - Silent (customisable but by default no sounds or vibration)
    - Night (customisable but by default no sounds or vibration except alarm clock and calls from favourite contacts)

    Having to sift through the Settings menu each and every morning and evening is tiresome.
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    The poster said to turn off the vibrate 1st and then hit the mute switch which means vibrate won't be active because it's been turned off already.

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    This is what I miss about the Blackberry as well.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    This does not meet the requirement of 'easy.' I'd rather it vibrate than go through that twice a day.

    Why would you have calendar events or reminders set for the middle of the night? E-Mails and text messages are the only things I've ever been woken up by.
     
  10. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Turning off vibrate under "silent" will stop it from vibrating while the phone's mute switch is activated.

    This would only be an issue if you have the mute switch on all day (meaning your phone is always in vibrate mode). If this is the case, then an alternative is to keep the mute switch "off" during the day and turn down all of your alert/ringer/misc sound volumes to 0 (so that the phone basically only vibrates). If for some reason, you need to turn on some sounds, then turn up the volume, and then remember to turn it back down when you're done with whatever you're doing. Then at night, activate the mute switch "on" to turn off vibrations as well.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    There is no easy or intuitive way to do this, IMO. I will likely get flamed, but for those who truly want no alerts to wake them no matter what (and also don't rely on the alarm) my recommendation is to actually just turn the phone off. No sense in the phone updating and doing silent alerts through the night if they aren't going to be waking their owner anyway.
     
  12. sjsherratt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    - It is a 24x7 world. Sometimes I accept meeting invitations that happen during the middle of the night so I have captured the details.

    Also, some reminders get put at 5AM so they don't get buried under other meetings etc.
     
  13. iphoneIA macrumors regular

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    This is the one and only thing that I miss from my POS Blackberry. I hope Apple addresses something like this in OS6. If not then maybe something that is a little easier then having to go through the entire Notifications list.
     
  14. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    I use my iPhone4 as my alarm clock as well.

    I can't vouch for reminders, but I do know that when mute is on, I don't get any alerts by mail, text etc. I also don't believe it vibrates as I am sure I would have woken.

    It is as you say though, there should be more Profile based options.

    I have never set any reminders during any hours that I might be sleeping.
     
  15. davidra macrumors 6502

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    It is far from perfect, but if you don't want your phone to vibrate when the sound is off, just leave the "Sounds-Silent-Vibrate" switch off. It will never vibrate when the mute switch is used, and everything else will be muted (except the alarm clock).
     
  16. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    What I miss from my Blackberry in the old days would be something like this:

    "After 9PM to 7AM, Mute all notifications EXCEPT calls from Cassie, Mom, Dad, and ALARMS" --> "Restore all notifications at 7AM" ---> "Repeat again at 9PM"

    This would allow people who have an emergency to still call me, but nobody else!
     
  17. matttye macrumors 601

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    Holding volume down is how android does it and seems like the best way to me. You can pick between silent/vibrate and completely silent just by holding volume down.
     

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