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  • Macaby Level 3 Level 3 (910 points)
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    Dec 1, 2010 4:53 PM (in response to jeffkinn_uk)
    jeffkinn_uk wrote:
    the swoosh noise is clearly a real issue and not to be belittled simply because it isn't an issue for you (or me me come to that).


    Come on Jeff., the swoosh sound annoys people ONLY because they are sending text messages in inappropriate situations. Are you trying to tell me that when a person is alone, the noise bothers them? I don't think so. However, I would like to see an option for the sound to be turned off myself as I don't particularly like listening to all the "SWOOSH" sounds in inappropriate places.

    All they have to do to turn the sound off is turn the switch to vibrate. No swoosh and the IP will vibrate in the unlikely event that someone ACTUALLY calls them while they're finger diddling back and forth. It's a win-win deal.
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  • crazydaisy590 Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2010 9:34 PM (in response to Macaby)
    Um. The swoosh noise bothers me even when I am sitting in my home. I'm sorry but I dont consider that to be an inappropriate place.
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  • jeffkinn_uk Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Dec 2, 2010 12:25 AM (in response to Macaby)
    Unfortunately your definition of inappropriate and mine and the serious texters are not the same. When my daughter sends me a text from a lecture at university/college is that inappropriate. Even if I think so, she doesn't. Or to her boyfriend from the dinner table? The point is people text all the time, day and night, and wherever they are and what ever they are doing and they want to be able to turn the noise off. And as we can see even if they are sitting at home alone they want to be noise free. The lack of sound and notification customisation on the Iphone is its single biggest weakness and this is one more example.
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  • Lizardson Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2010 9:40 AM (in response to ccage)
    Well - not to argue - but I have had two 3G Iphones. My first one did not have it. My second one did not have it either until I updated the 4.0.2 or the latest version of software. Now all of a sudden I have the swoosh sound when I send a text. Every now and then I will have the swoosh noise for arriving text messages, which is even more annoying. so the iphone may have always had this feature - but something was keeping it from work consistantly. I just wish you could change these settings without applying a band aid like the mute button or jail breaking.....i could understand if it was about buying sounds -but you can't even change the swoosh sound, so not being able to turn it on/off doesn't make any sense.
  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
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    Dec 11, 2010 10:27 AM (in response to Lizardson)
    Actually, the swoosh sound has been there since the original iphone.

    The reason why you probably haven't recognized it is because either you have your volume down or in silent mode.

    I've had 3G, and 3G S and now iPhone 4, and all of them makes this swoosh noise when I send a message. Even on 4.0.
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  • whererv Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:51 PM (in response to ccage)
    I just had the same problem. Had a perfectly silent texting phone, then I downloaded the new software. I went to the apple store to get them to help me turn the swoosh off and make it not vibrate on incoming text, and they also told it always did this. NO IT DIDN'T!! And even if it did, it is ridiculous. If I wanted to make all that noise, I would just call and talk to someone. When I text it is because I'm in a situation where I need to be silent. I NEED to be able to turn this swoosh and vibration off, and shouldn't have to do it by turning my phone to silent and eliminating vibration. Then I would miss all my calls just because I want a silent text. Has anyone had any luck fixing this?
  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Dec 18, 2010 6:57 PM (in response to whererv)
    whererv wrote:
    I just had the same problem. Had a perfectly silent texting phone, then I downloaded the new software. I went to the apple store to get them to help me turn the swoosh off and make it not vibrate on incoming text, and they also told it always did this. NO IT DIDN'T!! And even if it did, it is ridiculous. If I wanted to make all that noise, I would just call and talk to someone. When I text it is because I'm in a situation where I need to be silent. I NEED to be able to turn this swoosh and vibration off, and shouldn't have to do it by turning my phone to silent and eliminating vibration. Then I would miss all my calls just because I want a silent text. Has anyone had any luck fixing this?

    It's not broken, so it's unlikely anoyone has 'fixed' it. You have one option.......switch the phone to silent mode. You do have the option to turn off vibrate on text, so that shouldn't be an issue to begin with. And if you want to let Apple know you don't like this, you can write them at this URL: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    I personally have no issue with the swoosh sound. For me, it's always been there from my original 3G to my current iP4.
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  • Katy2004 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2010 8:40 AM (in response to ccage)
    I am ready to throw my phone at the wall I am so frustrated by the annoying whooshing sound it emits after I send a text message. Upon calling Apple Tech Support I learned that there is no control setting to fix or alter the sound made once a text is sent.
    I want to individually control what happens when I receive a call, receive a text, and send a text. I have no idea why they are all interconnected. This is a basic phone necessity that has been completely overlooked by Apple.
    Those of you who have this same problem I encourage you to post about it so the problem is addressed in the next update. For a short term fix just set the phone to vibrate, you lose the ability to hear calls, but gain sanity that would otherwise be lost putting up with the whoosh sound.
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  • ajduguid Level 3 Level 3 (650 points)
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    Dec 29, 2010 8:54 AM (in response to Katy2004)
    Well posting here will achieve literally absolute zip I'm afraid.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html - that's where you need to go.

    I'll be honest though, if you really want fine-grained control over your phone I'm surprised you went for an iPhone. I thought everybody knew how notorious Apple are about doing it their way by now.
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  • Alison6UK Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2011 12:20 AM (in response to DaVBMan)
    Actually the sounds hasn't always been there so rest easy those with the annoying swoosh. I have an iphone 3 and it doesn't have it. I also own an Iphone 4 and it does! I can't stand the noise I forget to put it silent and it's frankly embarresing when it makes that noise it's so uncool to have sound going off in the office
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  • AKRBTN Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)
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    Feb 3, 2011 1:14 AM (in response to Alison6UK)
    Maybe it's different over the pond but here in the UK the text send sound is hardly a "Swoooosh" - it's more of a "Dweeep" (am I really typing this!?) It really is quite an insignificant sound which in noisy situations you don't evn hear. The email sound sound on the other hand.....now that's a "Swoooosh"! Although you can turn that off.
  • Noel Slevin Calculating status...
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    Feb 13, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to Kwopau)
    Wrong.

    I know when my phone is on silent or if the volume is down. I'd say most people do.

    And I know I didn't have this swoosh until this update.
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  • nrau Calculating status...
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    Feb 13, 2011 10:26 AM (in response to Noel Slevin)
    I've had a 3G and a 4. There was never an option to turn off the sending text message sound. But come on..its a one secoond sound that isn't even annoying.I don't even pay attention to it most of the time. Choose more significant things to complain about.
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  • Noel Slevin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 20, 2011 12:29 PM (in response to nrau)
    It's irrelevant what you think about the merits of the issue or that it doesn't bother you. It bothers some people. This is a forum, where people are allowed to discuss any Apple matter.

    Staggers me how some people will bother to reply to a thread to tell everyone to go discuss something else!

    Anyway, it's clear some people didn't have this noise before the update in question, and some people always had it. Why that is, I have no idea, but nobody is making up stuff just to back their argument.

    I'd rather I had the option to not hear the noise, but there you go.
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  • wendy67 Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2011 11:18 PM (in response to Noel Slevin)
    Seems to me that there are so many varied "issues" going on with iPhones, and everyone is having different experiences world-wide. Some have over-heating and too-quickly draining batteries, some have troubles with Facetime not working right, some have difficulties dealing with Wi-Fi, or synching... others are having no problems at all. So, is it safe to say that the send text "swoooosh" has always been there but for some people, before the new OS upgrade or phone upgrade, they were having trouble with their send text sound not being there, but they just didn't know it (and preferred it that way anyway??).
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