SMS Second alert ...

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  1. Nickb macrumors regular

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    Is there anyway of turning this off? Its usuful sometimes, but not in the morning when trying to sleep and someone texts you.

    cant seem to find an option to turn it off anywhere
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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  4. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    Apple does not give you options. They know what is best for you.
     
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  6. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    does it alert you if you put your iphone on silent? Maybe this is an option...
     
  7. Nickb thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah could do i guess - i like the noise though, its a special moment:D

    its not a massive deal really, just wondered if there was an option to turn it off, id probably do it - but not a biggy
     
  8. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    No good if you've set an alarm to wake you.
     
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    If that's your only reason, don't worry: the alarm works even on silent. It's the only sound that won't be silenced. :)
     
  10. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, I didn't realise that. :)
     
  11. packetjunkie macrumors regular

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    See.... Apple really does know what is best for us.
     
  12. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    It's nice when you want your alarm to go off in the morning. It sucks when you think you have your phone on vibrate in an important meeting or at the movies, and an alarm you forgot about goes off :mad: Good thing if you jailbreak you can fix this (if it bothers you).
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    You want the noise, but don't want the noise. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Nickb thread starter macrumors regular

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    it tricks me into thinking i ahve more friends than i do :(
     
  15. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    Geez, some of you just don’t think things through.

    Example of why there should be an option to turn of SMS repeat notifications:

    You talk to your family in the morning and in passing advise them that if “such and such” happens, to call you immediately.

    Now, you leave and later in the day take a nap. A friend or two send you a “what up dude?” text message. Your phone alerts you ONCE and that’s it. Even though you hear the text message notification in your sleep, you know it’s not your family reaching you because you told them to CALL you….you know that a simple text alert is not reason enough to get out of bed for….and you fall back asleep. With the new “apple’s way or the highway” approach….you get TWO MORE annoying text alerts that you already dismissed the first time.

    Later, your phone RINGS and you wake up because you are sort of expecting an urgent call and sure enough, it’s your family calling you to tell you that important message.

    Now, if you would have silenced your phone, you would have turned off the text alerts AND the ringer……so you screwed yourself.


    I agree that this feature is stupid w/out an option to disable it.
     
  16. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    But you didn't dismiss it. What's the phone supposed to do? Read your mind?

    Man ... this is just no pleasing some people.
     
  17. kasei macrumors 6502a

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    Your alarm will still make a sound even when your phone is on silent.
     
  18. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    again, you're NOT THINKING.

    if i'm asleep and the phone is on the desk across the room and it beeps for a text message.....why would i want to wake up 100%, walk across the room to dismiss it???

    it should beep just once in an option setting. end of discussion.
     
  19. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    but your phone wont RING. read post #15.
     
  20. Pared macrumors 65816

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    There really isn't.

    It's funny just how fickle and anal most people are now that they've been introduced to Apple products. They offer some of the best UI's out there in their simplicity and elegance and people still complain over the most trivial things.

    It makes you wonder how these people go about their lives if things like this annoy them to the point of damning the company so quickly.
     
  21. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    you please the people by giving them the ability to choose option A or B.....not forcing A on them and in a new update, say "you can't use A anymore, you HAVE TO USE option B NOW!"
     
  22. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    End of discussion? YES SIR! :rolleyes:

    If you're sleeping, how are 2 extra tones gonna kill ya? You want it to ring, but not beep twice when you ignore/forget a message. The iPhone sucks. Give me a break.

    It just sounds like you want a really highly customizable WinMo phone, which a million options and switches to flip.
     
  23. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    I still haven't encountered the second alert yet. When does it activate? And is it simply just the same SMS alert as in your preferences?
     
  24. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, if you don't check the message it just rings again like you just got it after a few minutes. Up to twice, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  25. Pared macrumors 65816

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    And then you'll find something else to complain about. C'est la vie.
     

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