Text message alerts? O RLY?

The General

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Jul 7, 2006
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How do I turn on this fabled new feature? "Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages" I can't find it anywhere ... :eek:
 

The General

macrumors 601
Original poster
Jul 7, 2006
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It's default. No setting to turn on/off.
How often does it go off? I had my friend send me a text message and waited and like 5 minutes. Never went off.

EDIT: Nevermind, it went off 5 seconds after I posted that. Turns out I'd waited like 4 minutes and 45 seconds. :p
 

Arkanok

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Feb 13, 2007
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So I can't turn this off? It's kinda annoying. Keeps making me think that I've got a new text.
 

LovejoyPE9

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Jul 27, 2008
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I should be so lucky

My iphone consistently fails to alert me when a text arrives. It always vibrates but doesn't always play an alert. It's as though it thinks it's on silent. I have a few days when it works then a few days when it doesnt

Weird but what with losing signals and all its other little idiosyncracities its all the more endearing right? wrong!! I've always stuck with applemacs primarily because they work and am increasingly finding my computers / ipods / iphones don't work as effortlessly as they used to do
 

soberbrain

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May 9, 2008
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My iphone consistently fails to alert me when a text arrives. It always vibrates but doesn't always play an alert. It's as though it thinks it's on silent. I have a few days when it works then a few days when it doesnt

Weird but what with losing signals and all its other little idiosyncracities its all the more endearing right? wrong!! I've always stuck with applemacs primarily because they work and am increasingly finding my computers / ipods / iphones don't work as effortlessly as they used to do
My iPhone has been working consistently (SMS alerts, wireless signals), even bugs were consistent (laggy SMS, crashes) but that's fixed with 2.1

Can you bring it to a store to be fixed or exchanged?
 

LovejoyPE9

macrumors newbie
Jul 27, 2008
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soberbrain

2.1 seems to have sorted the text alerts.
time will tell if it also sorts the dropped signals etc etc

In terms of returns and applestores I've seen enough of genius bars for a while with leopard problems on my macbook pro ;-) As I said in my original post I think Apple are in real danger of losing it in their rush to put new products on the shelf before they actually work. One of the beauties of their product has been that as well as looking good they work reliably and intuitively and it's this that has kept me buying their relatively expensive products consistently and exclusively over the last twenty years.