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Deactivating notifications on "other" devices

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JoelJr Calculating status...
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Feb 16, 2012 8:40 PM

Suggestion: When actively messaging on Messages, there should be an option to disable notifications of message received on other devices, which are not actively being used.

 

Why: I'm messaging on my mac and my iPhone is constantly going off as I get replies.

  • Kawanaut Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to JoelJr)

    I came here searching for a solution to this exact problem. So I guess all I have to say right now is, "me too", and then continue my search

  • Lunarstone101 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 2:02 AM (in response to Kawanaut)

    When I recieve messages on Messages, it correctly should appear on all other devices using the same Apple ID as the Mac; and it does. Also, when it does, I can see that the notifications also disappear on the iOS devices as if I slid unlock and read them.

  • Kawanaut Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to Lunarstone101)

    Yes, but the iPhone still lights up and rings, even though the notification disappears/doesn't show, because you've already read it on the Mac.

  • Lunarstone101 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 2:04 AM (in response to Kawanaut)

    I believe that that's the way it's supposed to work. Is your aim to prevent it lighting up and ringing at all?

  • Kawanaut Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 2:06 AM (in response to Lunarstone101)

    Yup, I think JoelJr explained it pretty well in the 1st post

  • jscribbles Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to JoelJr)

    Curious if anyone has found a solution to this?

     

    It's tough because nobody wants to turn off their notifications on any one device permanently, but it seems silly to have your iPhone battery wearing down (not to mention being noisy/annoying) with tones and/or vibrations when you're sitting on your computer and receiving every message.

     

    Work arounds woudl include turning vibration off in silent mode or turning off vibration in ringer mode and simply turning your sound all the way down.

     

    But neither one is perfect as I like having vibration on in both instances for other things.

     

    It hasn't mattered until now, but this situation would make it nice if there were three settings on the side of the iPhone. 1- Sound on. 2- No sound, but vibrate. 3-No sound, no vibration. Like I said, you can manually make those workout by going into settings, but it's an extra step.

     

    Plus, as others have mentioned, it'd really be nice if you could just target iMessage notifications. Afterall, if I'm getting a phone call, I don't really want my phone on completely silent.

  • JjP Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to JoelJr)

    Settings/Notifications -> Messages, turn off "View in Lock Screen". This way when the screen is locked the Messages won't buzz on the iPhone. Once you unlock your iPhone, it will remind you about new messages.

     

    Double win on that, because you don't get destructed when you don't want to.

  • Kawanaut Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to JjP)

    Just a bit annoying having to adjust settings whether or not you're in front of the computer, but of course it's an option.

  • JjP Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Kawanaut)

    Actually I was wrong. It was still buzzing with vibration :-(

     

    But this excercise did very good for me. I turned off vibrations when my phone is on silence. And messages are not appearing on the lock screen either. This way my phone does not distruct me when I don't want it. I can check it when I want by unlocking the screen and all the things are there waiting for me.

     

    I know it doesn't solve the problem with phone buzzing on Messages, but it might be a temporary solution.

  • JjP Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to JjP)

    Even better solution would be when switch for silence is on and phone kept upside down on the desk - no vibrations. Apple could implement it.

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