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  • jdev1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd just like to echo the sentiments of all those who are surprised this feature (repeat audio notifications for missed calls, voicemails, calendar appointments, etc.) is missing from iOS. I have submitted my feedback to Apple, but based on how things have evolved over the years, I'm not hopeful this will be added any time soon. I don't know about everone else, but even with my phone attached to my person all day every day via belt clip, I work in an environment in which repeat audio notifications for upcoming meetings is an essential component of my work style/life. In addition, during times when I put my phone down and I miss a call, it's extremely helpful to have the phone grab my attention again a few minutes later.

     

    What kills me is how easy it would be for the developers to add this feature (indeed, it's already there for text messages). I really do enjoy my iPhone4, and I'd like to get the next one coming up....but this is one area (like many others) in which for some enigmatic reason the jailbreaking community has offered solutions while Apple hasn't. Perhaps it's just because there isn't a strong enough demand for this....but, it's such a simple concept! 

  • sjrg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just wanted to thank you for the Feedback link and add my 2¢ in support of those who are requesting that the iPhone include a basic, routine missed call notification option that does not require waking up the iPhone. I'm amazed that a basic, routine feature included in every other mobile phone I've used since 1992 is missing from the iPhone. I'm equally amazed that anyone would defend Apple's omission of such a basic, routine feature.

     

    I realize that this is a support forum and so I noted in my feedback to Apple that I'm taking the support advice given on this forum to resolve this issue, which is to switch to a different phone. Everything else about the iPhone is awesome in my view. It's unfortunate that a basic, routine missed call notification option is an indispensable feature for me. Oh well.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    +1 to everything you've just written. 'Nuff said. I'm sticking to my iPhone 4 sans missed call notification because I currently don't have the money to buy another phone, but I'm saving dough to switch very soon. Since I don't think iOS 6 will offer this sorely missed feature, I'm pretty sure my next phone won't come from Apple.

  • corkyjon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To all of you who are returning your iPhones because of a missing indicator please go forward in time to Saturday Night Live's interview with Chinese iPhone factory workers, who mock the ridiculous complaints of the finicky American users.

     

    Every phone has its pluses and minuses- I came from Android and appreciate how transparently and easily the iPhone finds and logs onto wi-fi networks. On Android I never used wi-fi and used excessive cellular minutes.

     

    Let's not overreact in response to small missing features.   

  • RicksonQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The lack of a little LED notification light which can be configured so that it blinks indefinitely until the owner opens the phone is not a "small missing feature."

     

    Whenever we are away from the phone for some minutes or hours, whenever we are in a situation where the phone is laying there whenever we want absolute silence or are in a noisy environment, a notification light that blinks indefinitely is invaluable because we can immediately see whether we have received a message or a call - without having to touch or open up the phone to check.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    And how condescending of Corkyjon to quote the representative of a sweatshop as an expert on "small missing features" that are sorely missed by numerous "finicky American users"... To each his/her own, as they say...

  • corkyjon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Watch the SNL clip and you'll se the humor and the relevance. The above comment is obviously by someone who didn't see the show.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    I confess I didn't... Sorry for the "condescending" stuff! Still, it's not a "small missing feature" we're talking about here. There are 8 pages (and counting) pages of posts in this thread alone, most of them to call for this feature to be included in the next version of iOS (or the next... or the next...).

  • corkyjon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And I didn't mean to say that the feature omission is a small one. And unlike maps, it wouldn't take much effort to fix it.

     

    In the SNL skit the Geek magazine critic complains about the maps, and the "Chinese factory worker" replies that in China there is no need for maps since the workers live at the factory and don't go anywhere. (As though the Chinese factory workers were designing the iPhone)

     

    Anyway, the skit makes us put things in perspective.

  • helenjane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm glad this topic has been revived. It is the feature I want the MOST from a mobile phone and is available on many other phones (even on answering machines, back in ancient history). I do not want to be tethered to my phone, although I'm beginning to suspect that for some reason Apple DOES want me tethered! Yes, it is a First World Problem, but the First World happens to be the one in which I live. Hope the jailbreakers have success soon and I get Mobile Log (or the equivalent) back.

  • neilw76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just bought a 4S yesterday and will be returning it today becaue of this.

     

    I just assumed iphones had this feature, not having a notification of a missed call/text is a deal-breaker for me.

     

    Our home phone answering machine in 1985 had a blinking red light when there was a message.

     

    I walk around a lot at work and I need to be able to see if I have a missed text or call without picking up the phone every 60 seconds.

     

    It is crazy that the phone doesn't have this feature.

  • FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    What more is there to say? Apple, you listening...?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,185 points)

    FrenchToast wrote:

     

    What more is there to say? Apple, you listening...?

    Not here, they're not. This is a user-to-user technical support forum. If you want Apple to hear your suggestions, use the Feedback page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • Todd308911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Send all the feedback you like, it's obvious over the years Apple isn't listening.

     

    In this case it's probably simple marketing.     If the phone won't remind you audibly or visually for any length of time you've missed something that means you have to always have it on your person and/or check it every 10 minutes to see if you've missed anything.  

     

    Simply a shifty way to encourage people never to be away from thier iphone and further integrate it into lives and everything they do.

     

    I know tons of people who have jailbroke thier iphone to get this single simple feature every other cell phone for the last 15 years has.   I find it hard to believe Apple isn't already well aware it's a feature people want that would be a simple software option to integrate.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,185 points)

    Todd308911 wrote:

     

    Send all the feedback you like, it's obvious over the years Apple isn't listening.

     

    I haven't sent them any feedback on the matter as it doesn't matter to me.

     

     

    Simply a shifty way to encourage people never to be away from thier iphone and further integrate it into lives and everything they do.

    Isn't the whole point of a mobile phone to have it with you? If you don't want to have the phone with you, get a landline and an answering machine with one of the flashing lights you want.

     

    Or turn on Settings>General>Accessibility>LED Flash for Alerts.

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