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missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?

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  • hhung516 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to FrenchToast)

    Has the missed call notification feature been added in iOS 5.1 update?

  • baerjo Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to hhung516)

    I just recently got my work phone updated to an iPhone 4S, which has 5.1 (9B179) and do not see an option for an LED notification or any type of beep.

     

    I had been using a Samsung Jack and it did not have any type of 'not actually touching the phone' notification.  I missed quite a few calls at home because of this.  I'd set it down, go work on something, then 5 hours later notice I missed a call.

     

    My personal cell, Motorola Droid2Global, has an LED notification and works great.  (Calls, texts, emails, @tweets, etc).  I like to be able to see the light flashing as I walk through the room, or at a distance.  Yet another feature where my Droid2Global beats this iPhone.  My previous phones, (Moto VU204 & Moto E815) had the beep notification.  I think I prefer the LED as it is less annoying, but either would be nice.

  • alex.markus1985 Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to andber)

    i had a samsung galaxy S and there was this app that would leave a symbol on the otherwise turned off display, for a missed call, message, email etc. it wouldnt keep the entire display lit up (as some apps for the iphone do) and whenever you'd look at the phone you'd see if there's smth you missed. i cant believe there's no way to have this on the iphone and all i can do is light up the display every 10mins just in case i missed smth. this is ridiculous. $10 phones can do this.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)

    alex.markus1985 wrote:

     

    i cant believe there's no way to have this on the iphone

    One more time.... no, you can't do it on an iPhone.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Meg St._Clair wrote:

     

    alex.markus1985 wrote:

     

    i cant believe there's no way to have this on the iphone

    One more time.... no, you can't do it on an iPhone.

    Yes, we know, and that's precisely what we are discussing here. Just noting it can't be done is not very "geek" in the spirit: in the past, we've always relied on people trying (and often succeeding) to achieve things other people claimed were impossible. This is just a matter of Apple opening some of part of its SDK to let developers tinker with screen interaction. There are apps for the jailbroken that do what we ask, but not all of us want to jailbreak our iPhones. Apple, on the other hand, could open the gates a little. I'm just saying...

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to FrenchToast)

    FrenchToast wrote:

     


    Yes, we know, and that's precisely what we are discussing here. Just noting it can't be done is not very "geek" in the spirit: in the past, we've always relied on people trying (and often succeeding) to achieve things other people claimed were impossible. This is just a matter of Apple opening some of part of its SDK to let developers tinker with screen interaction. There are apps for the jailbroken that do what we ask, but not all of us want to jailbreak our iPhones. Apple, on the other hand, could open the gates a little. I'm just saying...

    This is a user-to-user support forum. No one here can open up those parts of the SDK. Speculation about why Apple has chosen not to is not permitted by the Terms of Use of the forums. Discussion of jailbreaking is likewise prohibited. This is simply not the appropriate venue for the type of "geek" discussion you're suggesting.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Meg St._Clair wrote:

     

    FrenchToast wrote:

     


    Yes, we know, and that's precisely what we are discussing here. Just noting it can't be done is not very "geek" in the spirit: in the past, we've always relied on people trying (and often succeeding) to achieve things other people claimed were impossible. This is just a matter of Apple opening some of part of its SDK to let developers tinker with screen interaction. There are apps for the jailbroken that do what we ask, but not all of us want to jailbreak our iPhones. Apple, on the other hand, could open the gates a little. I'm just saying...

    This is a user-to-user support forum. No one here can open up those parts of the SDK. Speculation about why Apple has chosen not to is not permitted by the Terms of Use of the forums. Discussion of jailbreaking is likewise prohibited. This is simply not the appropriate venue for the type of "geek" discussion you're suggesting.

    Have you even just read my post? Who is advocating jailbreaking our iPhones? And who are you to "prohibit" this subject or that? There are dozens, maybe even hundreds, of posts and discussions about jailbroken iDevices on this forum, and with good reason: most jailbroken iDevice owners come here seeking a way to fix the problems they encounter AFTER jailbreaking their phones/tablets...

     

    Now, Apple's decision (or lack thereof) to open its SDK is another matter, and maybe, just maybe, they'll change their minds about adding the functionality we have been calling for in this thread. Maybe in the next iteration of iOS, or the next, who knows?

     

    But please, don't put words in my mouth. Not even for the sake of sucking up to Apple. They don't need your help at defending themselves. Certainly not that way, anyway...

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to FrenchToast)

    FrenchToast wrote:

     

    Who is advocating jailbreaking our iPhones? And who are you to "prohibit" this subject or that? There are dozens, maybe even hundreds, of posts and discussions about jailbroken iDevices on this forum, and with good reason: most jailbroken iDevice owners come here seeking a way to fix the problems they encounter AFTER jailbreaking their phones/tablets...

    I don't prohibit it. The Terms of Use do. And you'll find that there's very little help available for fixing problems resulting from jailbreaking. Once you've been here a while, you'll realize what is and is not acceptable.

     

    Best of luck.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,465 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to FrenchToast)

    There are dozens, maybe even hundreds, of posts and discussions about jailbroken iDevices on this forum, and with good reason: most jailbroken iDevice owners come here seeking a way to fix the problems they encounter AFTER jailbreaking their phones/tablets...

     

    Any such post would be deleted by the hosts because again, jailbreaking can NOT be discussed here. You are right about the fact that many people experience problems after jailbreaking, but they need to realize that because they hacked their device, they cannot get support on these forums, which are hosted by Apple.

     

    All the more reason NOT to jailbreak.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)

    stevejobsfan0123 wrote:

     

    There are dozens, maybe even hundreds, of posts and discussions about jailbroken iDevices on this forum, and with good reason: most jailbroken iDevice owners come here seeking a way to fix the problems they encounter AFTER jailbreaking their phones/tablets...

     

    Any such post would be deleted by the hosts because again, jailbreaking can NOT be discussed here. You are right about the fact that many people experience problems after jailbreaking, but they need to realize that because they hacked their device, they cannot get support on these forums, which are hosted by Apple.

     

    All the more reason NOT to jailbreak.

    Finally, someone admits it: I'm amazed at the number of people posting here who claim Apple doesn't monitor or administer this site. Of course they do! Now, I totally agree with you about jailbreaking and not receiving any help here: first, there are websites dedicated to those who chose the Dark Side, including help forums and the like, and second, there's no need to pollute this forum with posts from cry-babies who thought they were the smartest cats in the neighborood (and believe me, I love cats!) when they jailbroke the iDevice.

     

    And contrarily to what Meg implied, I've been here quite a while, a lot longer than my current profile indicates, as a matter of fact...

     

    Now, back on topic: someone mentioned the NoLED app that already exists for Android. We all know that some apps can be ported from one platform to another, while others can't. This one probably falls in the second category, whether because the developer doesn't want to, or because Apple would have none of it, I don't know. It's still a shame we can't have a teeny-weeny visual indication of missed calls/texts/emails on our latest-generation smartphone...

     

    Edit/addendum: is there a way to quote only parts of the message you want to reply to? I've highlighted only a small part of SteveJobsFan0123, and I got the whole conversation in my reply window.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Mar 25, 2012 2:52 AM (in response to FrenchToast)

    FrenchToast wrote:

     

    Finally, someone admits it: I'm amazed at the number of people posting here who claim Apple doesn't monitor or administer this site. Of course they do!

    No, what most of us try to explain is that Apple doesn't respond or particiapte. Of course they monitor and administer the site. That's in the TOU as well.

     

    In order to only qoute the relevant parts of a post, you have to quote then delete. Not, I admit, one of may favorite aspects of Jive, especially when posting from an iPad.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Mar 25, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Thanks for the tip! I like the "new" site layout better than the "next-to-old-one": the home page takes less time to display, and the tips when you were placing the pointer on the sub-categories links were so annoying...

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Mar 25, 2012 3:24 AM (in response to FrenchToast)

    LOL! The changes in the forum layout and functionality have been an even more contentious subject of discussion than Flash on an iOS device! Glad you're one of the folks who like it.

  • Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to andber)

    Bottom line is, missed call notification repeating until acknowledged has been an option on every cell phone I've had since the Microtac in the 90's.   I can see where turning the screen on/off for a visual LED type reminder would chew battery up, but a simple beep shouldn't be that bad. If the phone had the option to do a short beep every 10 minutes until the call was acknowleged.  Anyone who didn't like it could turn it off, just like numerous other features on the iphone that eat battery but are optional.  I understand all phones have various differences in their feature set, but this is like a phone not offering voice mail, or a contact list.

     

    It must be the arrogance of Apple simply unable to comprehend not having your Iphone with you 24/7 and unlocking the screen every 5 minutes during that time to see if you missed anything.  Perhaps they are trying to condition people to be more attached to their phones, wouldn't be the first time a company has used features or a lack of in this case, to encourage more use of their devices.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Mar 25, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to Todd308911)

    Sigh.... Submit your feedback directly to Apple using the appropriate link on the Feedback page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

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