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Still no missed call notification in ios 5?

2867 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2012 12:49 PM by Todd308911 RSS
BiigJiim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 18, 2011 5:20 AM

I thought with ios 5 and LED flash alerts Apple had finally rectified the one most-stupid, glaring, knuckle-dragging deficiency of the iphone - that unless you actually turn it on, you have no way of knowing if you have a missed call.


Just taken my new iPhone 4S out of the box, switched on LED alert flashes (Settings - General - Accessibility - LED Flash for Alerts) and when a call comes in, Woohoo! - the LED flashes. But if I don't pick the call up, nothing further happens - no periodic flashes to notify me that I have missed a call.


Am I doing something wrong, or have Apple completely missed the point?

iOS 5
  • Chris Welbon Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 1:11 PM (in response to BiigJiim)

    LED notifications seems to be a little flaky.  For alerts that are set to repeat (like messages), the LED will flash on all subsequent notifications.  But missed call and voicemail alerts don't do that (and never have).  They only fire once.


    To top it off, LED Notifications silently stop working after a couple of days, even though the switch remains set to on.    I hope they fix that soon.


    Even though it's an LED, constant flashing of that light until you acknowledge it would be a battery drain, so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to add the behavior you describe.

  • RockyMtnCop Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to Chris Welbon)

       OK Chris, &, For That Matter, Everybody Who's Having Issues With The LED FLASHING ALERT On The iPhone 4S, I May Have Promising News For You.


       I Just Spent The Last Hour Or So With An Apple Support Tech, Who Then Forwarded Me To A Senior Support Person. I E-Mailed Her This Link So That She Could Research This Issue.


       Long Story Short, We Eventually Went Into The Settings - General - Reset - & Reset All Settings. 3 Minutes Later Tops, I Went Back Into The Settings - General - Accessibility, & Then Turned The LED FLASH FOR ALERTS Option ON.  Tested It, & IT WORKED!!!!!!!!


       Tested It A Couple of More Times & It Still Works!




       The Senior Support Tech Also Requested That I Relay To All Apple Product User That Their Techs Do NOT Monitor Their Support Discussions. Sooooo, If Your Having Issues With Your Apple Product, Call 1-800-MYAPPLE, & They Will Do Their Best To Assist You With Your Problem.  AND I Am Not Affiliated With Apple In Any Way.  I'm In Law Enforcement!

  • jillnorton Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2011 6:06 AM (in response to RockyMtnCop)

    This did not work.

  • njenkinson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 29, 2011 10:28 AM (in response to BiigJiim)

    No, it seems to only flash DURING the incoming call, not afterward to notify you you've missed one. I was also hoping for a text message LED indicator. I've just switched over from years w/ a BlackBerry and miss some of the logical options I was used to, but I do like the features the iPhone offers that the BBerry never could.

  • gurcano Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2011 5:55 AM (in response to BiigJiim)

    My iphone 4S is my first Apple phone and this "missed call alert" is something I really need. Unfortunately IOS 5 doesn't have this function. There are good applications for JB phones but none for standart...

  • Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to BiigJiim)

    Yep it's ridiculous that they don't at least add the option for a unlimited repeating beep etc. until you acknowlege the missed call/text.   Every cell phone I've had since the 1990's has had that option.  I understand it might use more battery, but give people the option. 


    Evidently Apple just can't imagine anyone ever being away from their iphone for more than 20 minutes (the longest time frame you can set it to remind you if you've missed a call, text, email).  


    This is by far the biggest annoyance of the Iphone for anyone that needs to know if they've missed calls and doesn't want to unlock their phone every 15 minutes to find out.


    Request it as a feature, maybe someday apple will listen.



    And Apple wonders why so many users jailbreak their phones.


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