Woah: My iPhone just rang, but displayed nothing.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by razorianfly, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. razorianfly macrumors 65816

    razorianfly

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    Ok, first of all - I can't prove this, before the 'pics or it didn't happen' crowd come in :rolleyes:, but just now I was minding my own business,
    and my iPhone rang. I took it out my pocket to find the screen wasn't backlit, but the phone was still ringing. Eh?!

    So anyway, I clicked the home button expecting to find options to answer the call. Nothing. The slide to unlock screen was there.
    I was expecting the call, so I knew exactly who it was who was calling, but I missed the call due to iPhoneOS not displaying the 'Answer' 'Decline' calling screen.

    The obvious answer would be, "it wasn't a call, but an alert" ...
    But it definitely was a call. One, becuase I rang back the person,
    and they confirmed they'd just tried to ring me, and secondly, I had no alerts set to go off.

    It's a first on me.
    Weird or what?!

    R-Fly
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that sucs, cant say ive experienced it or know whats causing that
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I've had plenty of odd incoming call issues, the most recent being this:

    Call came in.
    Phone vibrated.
    Slid to answer.
    Held to ear.
    Phone kept vibrating.
    Pull phone from ear.
    Screen still dark and won't turn back on.
    Phone still vibrating.

    Had to do a hard reset in order to make it stop.
     
  4. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    That's a weird one. If it happens again I'd say restore it as a "New Phone" as opposed to restoring if from a back-up.
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Mine is.
     
  7. razorianfly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, not jailbroken.

    I just couldn't understand it. So now I'm paying for a phone which can't receive calls, great! :rolleyes:

    I've submitted a bug report to Apple anyway.
    It was quite ridiculous.

    R-Fly
     
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Ouch. Yep, you seem to have a buggy (as opposed to buggered) iPhone. Perhaps you'll get a new one.
     
  9. PezCore macrumors member

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    I had this same thing happen to me the other day as well.

    I was at work and wife's custome ring(from iTunes) started going pulled the phone out of my pocket to my surprise to a black screen. Pushed the home button and it turned on but no call options, so I slide to unlock and went the springboard with no call options. All the while the phone is still ringing.

    I literally had to power down my iphone to get it to stop

    This is only two week old iphone and has never been jailbroken and hasn't happened since
     
  10. jaggunothing macrumors regular

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    Happened to me once, i plugged in the headset and could answer. Waited for couple of minutes and phone became normal. Previous day a friend was playing around with the apps and one of the apps hanged i guess.

    Oh yeah had received an SMS almost at the same time as the incoming call. So one of these goofed up the phone.

    Did a restart when phone came ON just to be sure and nothing has happened so far.
     
  11. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has just started doing this, but with SMS notifications. If I don't click close or reply on the SMS notification, but instead just put the phone to sleep, a few minutes later it sounds the SMS tone again.

    This didn't happen before and I haven't installed anything recently.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is a new feature in 2.1 Operating System. It will notify you up to 2 extra times after the original notification.
     
  13. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Kinda reminds me of about a week ago when I was going to bed. I had just set my iphone down and laid down when I heard the text alarm go off. I grabbed my phone and checked it... but it was dark.. I opened it... nothing... I desperately searched for what could have made it go off, but.. to no avail.

    I ended up deciding it was too late to care and went to sleep. never to think of it again till now.
     
  14. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    lolz. just to clarify this ISN'T what happened to me with my sms alert mentioned one post above!! :p
     
  15. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    wait but wasn't this just a one time deal? or every time now?
     
  16. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  17. razorianfly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #18
    The missing a phonecall seems to be a one off, but another problem has emerged, related or not.

    Now, when I flick the ringer switch to silent, the phone vibrates? - It's meant to right?
    Yes, but now it just doesn't stop. I have to power it down in order to make it to stop.

    I think I'll be making a trip to the Apple Store shortly.
    Even if it is caused by software, it's unacceptable.

    R-Fly
     
  18. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    wow that must kill your battery ( good luck with the swap )
     
  19. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Nice. I had a weird call issue once, where the call came in, I could see who was calling, but the whole phone was unresponsive. No touch input, no home button response, and no sleep button response. I was waiting at the checkout in the supermarket, and had to let the phone keep ringing in my pocket until the person gave up.
     

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