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missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?

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  • Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Actually no, there are plenty of jobs where you are not allowed to have your cell phone, or any personal electronics, anywhere in the building, much less on your person.   Not to mention if I go into a store or resturant I'm not going to be one of those annoying people playing with and talking on my cell phone checking it every 15 minutes while other people try and have a nice dinner.   Some of us enjoy the option of having a portable phone in case we need it, but don't feel the need to be tied to looking at it 24 hours a day. 

     

    The LED flash is a double edged sword, you have to turn off the ringer and vibration in order for it to work so now you've crippled the other alert notifications and have to have the phone in an easy to see location.  Not to even mention that users report it destroys battery life, again the option for a simple persistant beep for missed alerts is the answer Apple prefers not to impliment to keep people tied to thier iphones.

     

    Simply add it as a "until viewed" repeat option, those that don't want it don't have to use it.  It can't chew up anymore battery than the LED flashing.

     

    Just one more good reason to jailbreak them.

  • helenjane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to andber)

    Yikes, my last post was removed. Apple won't fix this problem and apparently they don't like talk about anyone else fixing it, either! Pfffft!

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,490 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to helenjane)

    Hacking your device is not a "fix."

  • Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Might not be an approved Apple fix, but since Apple refuses to address the issue the alternative seems to be the only viable option for many Iphone owners.

     

    Don't get me wrong I don't agree with jailbreaking, and I appreciate the theoretical stability that Apple's closeure polices can yeild but when the company won't add a simple feature that's standard on 99% of phones out there, they are pretty well asking for unapproved solutions to found.

     

    If someone made a car that didn't come with a spare tire and car jack (something most users would assume cars come with, since 99+% do) I'd imagine most of those users once they found that out would find a solution to that problem, approved or not by the car manufacturer.  If the car manufacturer is unwilling to provide a spare tire and jack, users are going to add thier own.

  • thomprod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to andber)

    I agree with previous posters.  All "dumb" cell phones would make an alert sound for missed calls and new voicemails. Why can't the iPhone do the same? 

  • Shaydprings8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to andber)

    I just switched to iPhone 4S as company requires it.  I am shocked that iPhone can not provide an missed call indicator without first "waking up" phone,  No beep, no flashing LED.  Don't think there is even an LED to flash.  I can't even find a way to snooze calendar events. 

     

    What's more shocking is the amount of people who unconditionally and immediately defend Apple and make comments like then go back your other phone.

     

    Why not just admit it's a short coming and as a collective group maybe we can influence Apple to improve.  My new 4S is beautiful and does so many things really good, but as soon as you bring up a shortcoming, you get jumped on as a basher or troll.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)

    I am shocked, I say!!!!! Just shocked!!!!!

  • Shaydprings8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Shocked at what?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)

    Yeah, there really needs to be a better way to indicate sarcasm in written communication.

  • Shaydprings8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 10:03 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    You're being the typical person I was describing.  Instead of reasoning, you immediately feel the need to defend a corporation that you have nothing to do with, nor do they even know of you're existance.

     

    I've discovered this evening that you can't even "delete all" email messages.  I'm starting to understand the kind of people iOS is meant for and why the childish behavior of Apple defenders.

  • Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 10, 2013 7:31 PM (in response to Shaydprings8)

    Apple isn't stupid, they know other phones offer this feature and you can bet it has been thought about in detail like every feature of a product is.  It's not a battery life issue, it's not a programing problem, security risk, etc.  The only conclusion I can come to is that it's their attempt at customer behavior modification.  It encourages people to not only have their phone on their person 24/7 but also to be constantly interacting with it to see what they've missed.  It's good business for them to sublely encourage people to integrate their devices more and more into their everyday lives.

     

    It's not really a surprise, it's how Apple works, I enjoy their products but they are the same as goverment oversight/regulation, as far as Apple is concerned users are too stupid to make their own choices so they over regulate their products and the software that you can use on them.   In return you get a more stable platform, less security issues etc. all great things and what most people love about Apple products.  What you give up freedom of choice and many functionality and software options as a user of their products compared to other platforms.   It's no different than the Windows -vs- Mac arguments that have gone on for decades, it's simply different viewpoints.

     

    There is an option for Iphone users to get many of these features/options but it's not supported by Apple, that said I've yet to meet one person who has taken this option and regretted it.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Mar 10, 2013 11:28 PM (in response to Todd308911)

    Todd308911 wrote:

     

    Apple isn't stupid, they know other phones offer this feature and you can bet it has been thought about in detail like every feature of a product is.  It's not a battery life issue, it's not a programing problem, security risk, etc.  The only conclusion I can come to is that it's their attempt at customer behavior modification.  It encourages people to not only have their phone on their person 24/7 but also to be constantly interacting with it to see what they've missed.  It's good business for them to sublely encourage people to integrate their devices more and more into their everyday lives.

     

    It's not really a surprise, it's how Apple works, I enjoy their products but they are the same as goverment oversight/regulation, as far as Apple is concerned users are too stupid to make their own choices so they over regulate their products and the software that you can use on them.   In return you get a more stable platform, less security issues etc. all great things and what most people love about Apple products.  What you give up freedom of choice and many functionality and software options as a user of their products compared to other platforms.   It's no different than the Windows -vs- Mac arguments that have gone on for decades, it's simply different viewpoints.

     

    There is an option for Iphone users to get many of these features/options but it's not supported by Apple, that said I've yet to meet one person who has taken this option and regretted it.

    I agree, and not only is it not supported by Apple, it's totally frowned upon, as showed by my previous post, which was deleted by "Host". Went down that route, found what I was looking for, never am coming back.

     

    'Nuff said...

  • slambram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 12, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to FrenchToast)

    I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for this feature ever since the first iPhone came out.  It hasn't been as big an issue the past few years because my behavior was successfully modified to 'check in' with my iPhone anytime I return from being out of earshot.  However, I recently had a couple very important and time sensitive calls go unreturned for longer than necessary because I neglected to check my phone for missed calls soon enough.  I was actually looking for cellular to Bluetooth gateways to cover my house better when I realized that's not the problem - this phone is the problem, and Apple doesn't plan to fix it.  Ever.  That leaves me with few options if I want to continue using the iPhone.

  • slambram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

      

    "Yeah, there really needs to be a better way to indicate sarcasm in written communication."

     

    There is, Meg, it's called writing something useful/helpful, or not writing anything at all. 

    Your posts contribute nothing.

    Go away.  (I realize this thread is old, hopefully you already have).

  • azure8 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 24, 2013 2:21 PM (in response to pamefs)

    I just switched to an iPhone 5 from a Nokia N9.

     

    It's dawned on me how much I miss this feature. The N9 would display icons for missed call, text, and voicemail while it was asleep.

     

    I find myself having to wake up my iPhone all the time to see if I've missed a call.

     

    Is there an app now that implements this feature?

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