Text message alerts? O RLY?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by The General, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. The General macrumors 601

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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:
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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  3. The General thread starter macrumors 601

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    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
     
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Ha ha... I was about to say, it should have gone off after 5 mins :)
     
  5. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Once you've read the message , it should stop reminding you.
     
  7. LovejoyPE9 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  8. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
  9. LovejoyPE9 macrumors newbie

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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.
     

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