3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2010 7:23 AM by Ingo2711
Thomas Dooley Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I'm new to the iPhone, having bought an iPhone 4 last week. I'm looking for a way to control the sounds with a little more granularity. Or maybe I'm just missing something. Here are some things I'd like to do:
1. Turn off the "outgoing SMS message" sound. Keep the incoming SMS sound on.
2. Be able to easily put the phone into "Vibrate" mode. All sounds turn to vibrate.
3. Be able to put the phone into "Silent" mode. Keep it on, but no sounds at all.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd be very grateful.

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (18,375 points)
    See what the manual says about sounds http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf , page 159
    Sounds and the Ring/Silent Switch
    Switch between ring and silent mode: Flip the Ring/Silent switch on the side of iPhone.
    When set to silent, iPhone doesn’t play any ring, alert, or effects sounds. It does, however, play alarms set using Clock.
    Note: In some countries or regions, the sound effects for Camera and Voice Memos are played even if the Ring/Silent switch is set to silent.
    Set whether iPhone vibrates when you get a call: Choose Sounds. To set whether iPhone vibrates in silent mode, turn Vibrate under Silent on or off. To set whether iPhone vibrates in ring mode, turn Vibrate under Ring on or off.
    Adjust the ringer and alerts volume: Choose Sounds and drag the slider. Or, if no song or video is playing and you aren’t on a call, use the volume buttons on the side of iPhone.
    Set the ringtone: Choose Sounds > Ringtone.
    Set alert and effects sounds: Choose Sounds and turn items on or off under Ring . When the Ring/Silent switch is set to ring, iPhone plays sounds for alerts and effects that are turned on.
    You can set iPhone to play a sound whenever you:
    Get a call
    Get a text message
    Get a voicemail message
    Get an email message
    Send an email message...

    So,
    1) not possible to have only one sound for SMS out/in
    2) use the ring/silent switch
    3) Alarms set by your clock will have sound, even in silent mode (ring/silent switch switch active)

    Message was edited by: Ingo2711
  • Thomas Dooley Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks! I did see the ring/silent switch this morning (duh)... Thanks again for you help.
  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (18,375 points)
    You're welcome, enjoy your iPhone