Turning alert sounds off harder in iOS5?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by rrr8400, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. rrr8400 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure why they changed this... I like to leave my ringer and SMS alerts on at night, but do not want an email notification sound. I used to go into settings/sounds and just slide the new mail sound off at night and turn it back on in the morning. Now the slider switch is gone. I have to go into the available sounds and actually select none. Not impossible but definitely an extra step. Am I missing something?

    I still miss my blackberry sound profiles - not sure why they don't build this in it seems like it would not be that complicated. As far as I know they only way to use sound profiles is to jailbreak.
     
  2. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, your criticism is certainly valid. Apple supposes that normal and silent modes should be enough for you.

    I remember back in the day (like pre-tiger) that OS X used to have energy settings profiles accessible from the battery icon on laptops. I thought this was great but they're now gone in favor of plugged in/not plugged in settings.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I suggest getting the app named boxcar.

    Set up your e-mail to forward a copy to boxcar and then it sends a push notice telling you there is new mail.

    The advantage here is that you can have boxcar play a sound and it has 'quiet hours' you can set in the app. That way it will shut itself up every night without you having to do anything.
     
  4. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    When i go to Settings -> Sounds -> New Mail , there is a button at the top that says "None". Is that not working for you?
     
  5. rrr8400 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes that works fine, but in iOS4 there was a on/off slider on the Settings->sounds screen for new mail. Tapping new mail, then going to the top and tapping none is an extra step. Not undoable, just annoying. The on/off slider worked fine. I guess adding the ability to select the particular sound is the reason this changed.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    That's what he's doing now. That's the problem, it's not a toggle switch so turning it back ON in the morning is what's slowing him down.
     
  7. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    Oh, i gotcha... Yea, that kinda sucks. I never had a use for it, so never even thought about that being an issue. Submit a request to Apple, I'm sure they'll bring it back.
     
  8. blipmusic macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't mind having some kind of "night mode" with a few settings and a simple switch in the top hierarchy layer in settings (or automatic if one so wishes); e.g. phone ringer on, message sounds (mail/sms etc) off during a time interval.

    A mail list I'm on bleeps in 06.00 every other morning for example, and a few other night owl friends check in at 02.00 every now and then via text. Night time text messages are rarely important, whereas a phone call usually is in my experience (apart from drunk calls, that is).
     

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