Quiet, iPhone! I'm sleeping! App for that?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by dustboy, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. dustboy macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I have some friends with the annoying habit of texting me at 1am on every drinking holiday. Because of the nature of my job, I keep my ringer turned all the way up. But when I get a loud text alert in the wee hours, it scares the snot out of me.

    Is there an app to automatically turn my ringer volume down between certain hours? I've searched all over the app store, and there doesn't appear to be "an app for that".
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2009
    There is one if your Jailbroken, but otherwise, no. Would you just want it to mute the texts and not calls? Actually, I don't even know if the Jailbroken app will do that. Unfortunately, the iPhone doesn't seem to have great alert handling system like say a Blackberry.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Go into settings>sounds and change new text message to none.
  4. dustboy thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Yeah, but then I won't get an alert during the day.

    Sounds like there is a good opportunity for somebody to sell an app.
  5. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2009
    It's a bit of a hassle, but I think what Gav2k means is when you go to bed, turn the text alert sound off and then when you wake up, turn it back on.

    It depends. If it's just an app you configure to silence the phone on a certain schedule and then it does it's thing in the background, it won't work. Apple won't allow applications to run in the background.

    Now I don't know if it's possible or not, but maybe an app that silences the phone when the app is launched will work.
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    only solution is turn off the alert manually.
  7. wowipod macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Silent switch before you go to bed or plug your headphones in before you go to bed?
  8. redgaz26 macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
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    Tell your pals to stop texting you !!!
  9. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
  10. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Airplane mode.

    You deserve to sleep at night.

    Tell your boss to get lost if he doesn't like it.
  11. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    Odds are you do not, but do you have a landline? If you do, silence the iphone at bedtime and forward all calls to your landline and then end call forwarding in the morning.
  12. techwarrior macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Auto Silent for Jailbroken phones works reasonably well. It has settings to silence all but allow phone calls to alert, etc. However, it requires JB, and it does not work flawlessly on schedule. I found it remained silent past the wake up time, and did not silence immediately on schedule. I am guessing some sort of activity needs to occur to wake the app... it supposedly works without multi-tasking.

    Given the 4.0 OS is rumored to have multi-tasking, it is possible an app like this could launch and remain in the background and accomplish this. I have also made the suggestion to Apple via feedback, it is pretty annoying that we do'nt have more control over the settings on the phone.
  13. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    That's what I do when working nights. Simple.
  14. medicscott macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    san diego
    i hear ya on this!! i use the alarm on the iphone..so i keep the volume up all the way, but that also means when i get a drunk text/call, it wakes me up as well. so i cant win.
  15. globalist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009
    From my experience the alarm will go off (i.e. sound) even with the iphone muted with the silent switch. Quite convenient if you ask me.

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