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iPhone Speaker -- Why does it play alerts and ringtones when earphones are plugged in?

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Nov 30, 2012 1:32 PM

When I have my headphones in and I'm listening to music, I don't silence my phone.  Why should I?  I need to hear my alerts when sitting on the train.  But I didn't realize that even with the earphones plugged in, those alerts and ringtones come through the external speaker.  That's crazy!  Is there any way to change this so that I can keep the sound "on", but it only comes through the earphones?

 

An annoyed former Android user.

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