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I want to turn off phone calls/texts but still be able to use 3G and/or GPS on my iPhone 4S

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mrdude42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 2, 2012 4:28 PM

I want to turn off phone calls/texts but still be able to use 3G and/or GPS on my iPhone 4S. 

 

Please don't reply with suggestions of "use airplane mode" or "put it on silent". That won't work.

 

When I'm running I'm using Nike+ GPS or Runkeeper. These apps use the 3G and GPS connection so Airplane mode is not an option. Airplane mode stops my GPS and 3G connection from working.


Putting my phone on silent does not help. It interrupts the music and vibrates in my pocket. If I turn off vibrate then my doesn't vibrate but it still interrupts the music. The music will fade out and the phone will "silently" be ringing until it goes to voicemail and then the music fade back in. Plus, if I get a text message then the phone will fade out the music for just a second and then back again even if I have it on silent mode. I don't want that. Its a disruption I would rather not have. I want to recieve no communications while I'm running but still be able to use my phone's GPS/3G connection for Nike+ and/or Runkeeper.

 

I need an option that just turns off phone calls and text messages temporaily while I'm running without turning off GPS and 3G.

 

I wish Apple would add an option in settings to turn off Text Messaging and incoming Phone Calls seperatley from everything else. This could useful since we use our phones for so much more than talking these days.

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
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