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  • 150. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    FrenchToast Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)

    There'll soon be a "parallel" solution. I believe it's in the works. Speaking for myself, I have my eyes set on a new Android device that offers that kind of feature.

     

    I'll ditch my iPhone in a heartbeat, faithful companion that it's been for the past three years.

  • 151. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    londonse1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am looking for a replacement for a stolen Samsung S3. Something smaller in size and with notification leds. NoLed on my wife's S2 works great. If the Iphone had something like this, either a NoLed App or notification light I would move over to IOS from Android. In the meantime you may be interested in this: http://www.myled.co/#!store/csru. A LED light which fits into the headphone jack. However there are some major drawbacks, you need to turn it off when you want to make or receive a call and it does not work when bluetooth is connected. Too fussy for me.

  • 152. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    professeurotto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree, myled.co is an extremely good idea, but a little too fussy for me. IS there really no app, even "outside apps" if you see what I mean, which could notify the user every 5 minutes by a small vibration that a missed call came in, until the user checks the call ?

  • 153. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    londonse1 wrote:

     

    I am looking for a replacement for a stolen Samsung S3. Something smaller in size and with notification leds.

    Look at the S4 Mini.

  • 154. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    londonse1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Bought one two weeks ago. It doesn't have a notification LED but Notification Apps such as NoLED and Knock2 work perfectly. So an ideal phone for my needs but very difficult to find in Bangkok. Out of stock everywhere. My wife wants one now!

  • 155. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    David Losada Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This is absolutely terrible. You can miss a really important call due to this terrible limitation of the iPhone. Imagine yourself missing an emergency call from your child because you've gone away from the phone for a few minutes. When you come back, the screen is black and there's no way to know that your son or your spouse is in trouble until you want to do something with the phone, unlock it and discover the lost calls.

     

    And less tragical, but equally embarrasing, a call from your boss, your stock agent, the hospital cancelling an appointment... the plumber calling to tell you that finally will tghis afternoon .

     

    And this "phone" is Apple's flagship?

  • 156. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    David Losada wrote:

     

    This is absolutely terrible. You can miss a really important call due to this terrible limitation of the iPhone. Imagine yourself missing an emergency call from your child because you've gone away from the phone for a few minutes. When you come back, the screen is black and there's no way to know that your son or your spouse is in trouble until you want to do something with the phone, unlock it and discover the lost calls.

    Whatever did you do before cell phones?!? Before answering machines? How hard is it to pick up the phone when you've been away from it and check to see if you have any messages? I suspect you used to to that with your home answering machine.

     

    If the iPhones doesn't meet your needs, do as the user did above and sell it and use the proceeds to buy a phone that better meets your needs. Or, make some minor changes in your habits. Or, get a Pebble watch. Or a belt clip.

     

    Best of luck.

  • 157. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    helenjane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Meg, your replies are not helpful. Apple could fix this. I'm in the camp that believes it is an intentional omission designed to tether people to their iPhones, which I consider offensively manipulative. I had a cell phone many years ago that I could silently slip out of my pocket and see by a small light that I'd missed a call instead of lighting up the room swiping the iPhone on. I miss calls in my own home, e.g., when I'm in the shower and don't hear the phone ring. Before I had a cell phone I had a land line with an answering machine that blinked. Before I had a cell phone I had a beeper. Before I had a land line I yelled a lot and used smoke signals. Asking irrelevant Luddite questions in response to a consumer requesting an improved product from one of the richest companies in the world is irritating, which I suspect you know. Whatever did you do before email allowed you to so immediately display your inability to address the issue at hand without ad hominem attacks?  Make some changes in your habits, indeed.

  • 158. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    Submit your feedback to Apple here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

  • 159. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    David Losada Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Before cell phones, I did not have a cell phone. Nothing to expect from an non existent device.

     

    Now, should I take the phone to the restroom, for example? I thought that the phone was there to help me, not to tie me down to it. Because long time ago, we used to carry our phones in a belt clip. But then, better phones appeared and this was no longer necessary.

     

    Are you telling me that with an iPhone I have to behave as when I used a rotary phone and a tape based answering machine? By the way, the answering machine had a light to let me know that there was a message.

     

    And yes, I can sell the iPhone and go back to my old SONY XPeria or buy a new one, but besides losing money, it's a pain in the ***. And of course, this doesn't alleviate at all the frustration of having bought a device that it's not up to the expectations. Really, I didn't think that i would need a belt clip when bought an iPhone becsiase thephone would not be able to tell me that a few minutes ago i missed a call.

  • 160. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (28,185 points)

    No one here represents Apple. We are users like you, and can do nothing to change the phone. Use the feedback link that Meg provided you to let Apple know your feelings. What Apple does or does not do is their business and no one here would know that until they make an announcment.

  • 161. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (28,185 points)

    David Losada wrote:

     

    ....this doesn't alleviate at all the frustration of having bought a device that it's not up to the expectations.

    I'm not sure how much you know about iPhones, but the lack of a notification light has been a topic of discussion for a long time. The iPhone has never had one, so the phone never met your expectations before you purchased it.

  • 162. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    helenjane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, there WAS a way to have missed call notification on my first iPhone so yes, the 2 newer ones did NOT meet my expectations. And yes, I have given Apple feedback online and in person. That this discussion has not died should indicate to Apple that there is dissatisfaction, and is helpful to new iPhone purchasers who reasonably expected a simple feature, even if they are disappointed to learn that since the iPhone 3 there is no remedy.

  • 163. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    Shaydprings8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Meg,

    I think it's great that people take the time to discuss missing features.  I love my iPhone 5S but am not in love with it.  I too miss not having simple things like a notification of missed calls, text messages, calendar appointments, a "delete all" function, etc.

     

    I think most of us are more perplexed why a huge innovatative company would not include these legacy features in a modern day smartphone.

     

    It's weird to me that you need to jailbreak your phone to get these, yet Apple acts like they don't want people to jailbreak phones. 

     

    Don't get it.

  • 164. Re: missed call notification for iPhone 4: how to?
    ed5150 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How hard is it to pick up the phone when you've been away from it and check to see if you have any messages?...If the iPhones doesn't meet your needs...buy a phone that better meets your needs.

     

    Sadly, this appears to be Apple's response, as well.

     

    Is the bar for iPhone functionality really so low that we have to go back to the era of answering machines to find something comparable? But even by that lame standard, the iPhone still loses: at least an answering machine would blink a light to signal a missed call / message waiting. Score: 1970's Technology: 1; Apple: 0.

     

    As far as the feedback form, I've actually seen the code and it has filtering technology to ensure anything positive is forwarded to their marketing team and anything negative is auto-deleted.