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  • impudentrogue Level 1 (0 points)
    So Apple released the 2.2 update, and there's still no option to turn it off. I think this feature has turned my iphone into an obnoxious and frustrating device to carry around. I don't often feel compelled to check my messages every few minutes, since I might be busy and I generally prefer to talk to the people who are actually in the same room as me. I think it's very poor etiquette and just not classy to be texting when you have company. But if the bloody thing keeps beeping i have to take it out and check it just to get it to shut the **** up. It's probably a good feature for the teenagers or the otherwise attention starved but fortunately some of us actually have work to do.

    If i have unread messages, I KNOW AND I'LL READ THEM LATER.

    Is Apple going to fix this? Probably not, since they didn't with the latest update, and they probably don't even read these forums.
  • RestlessFool Level 2 (380 points)
    "Sort it out Apple, its an annoying stupid feature."

    Not nearly as annoying or stupid as items being added to 3-month-old threads that add nothing except whinging and moaning......just like this one that wouldn't be here except for one that was adding nothing except whinging and moaning.....
  • maXspeed Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree!!!!!
    The repeat text notification is annoying. Some people like it, and i understand that.....but when you are getting repeat alerts, and cannot answer them for your own personal reasons, it gets annoying...especially when you have visual voice you are getting alerts for voice mail, and texts...blah blah.....make an option to turn it off, or "can" it all together.
    So what if it takes someone a little longer to reply to a text.....we used to use stamps on a letter for crying out loud!


  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
  • sciapod Level 1 (0 points)
    In California it is AGAINST THE LAW to receive text messages in your car, even at a stoplight. So... when my text message alert goes off, I don't want it to continue to go off until I check the message, since checking the message could get me a traffic ticket.
  • Craig Baron Level 3 (680 points)
    An option to completely turn off SMS would be better. I keep my phone silenced all the time anyway, but it appears that you can select "none" for your text message alert tone. If someone needs to contact you, they can call.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
    It will only go off up to twice more. You can always turn SMS alert off while you are driving.

    "Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages"
  • JW223 Level 1 (5 points)
    To those complaining about the reminder annoying them when they are trying to go to sleep, why don't you just put the phone in silent mode? Even if you are using the phone as your alarm clock the audible alarm overrides the silent mode and will wake you up.
  • Parrothedd Level 1 (0 points)
    The repeating text message alert is annoying enough, but what really ***** is the repeating Missed Call and New Voicemail alerts. Try being on a call in your car using bluetooth and intentionally not answering an incoming call. You have now missed the second caller AND they left you a voicemail. Your phone will play the audible alerts over and over and they can be heard in the conversation you are having. Also, there is no way to leave the current phone app screen to view the missed calls and voicemail screens so that the alerts stop! The only answer I have found is that you have to put your phone on silent so that the alerts only vibrate you to death.

    Smart feature, stupidly executed.

    Wow! Apple doesn't like the word s__ks!


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  • deggie Level 9 (52,682 points)
    Odd, I don't get any audio alerts of missed calls or voice mails.
  • Miss Sayrah Level 1 (0 points)
    A very good reason not to turn the phone on silent is so that phone calls are still heard. I don't want text message to wake me up in the middle of the night, but it is possible that there is an emergency and I need my phone ringing to wake me up and alert me to an incoming call.

    Turning text message alerts to "none" is a work-around, but not as simple as it should be. There should be a setting to turn off multiple alerts and the lack of there is a real disappointment.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
    It's too much trouble to go to settings and turn off text message sound?
  • Geva Patz Level 1 (0 points)
    No, it's dead easy. However, if I do that then I get no notification when I receive a text message. This is not what I (and many other iPhone users) want. I want to be notified once +and only once+ when I receive a message, as I was with every firmware release prior to 2.1.

    What is too much trouble is to go to settings and disable the new repeating text message notifications 'feature'. Every time I go to do this I search and I search and I just can't seem to find that option. Surely it can't be that Apple neglected to provide it?
  • Craig Baron Level 3 (680 points)
    The best option would be to rid of test messaging altogether (deleting the app), or at least giving an option of turning it completely off. It's a waste of screen space and resources for many/most users over the age of 12.
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