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    Default Text Alert While on a Call

    Am I the only person annoyed that the text message alert sounds while on a phone call? I thought this may be corrected in iOS6. If it is please let me know how to correct it.

    I've only been using an iPhone for 5 months & I haven't found a way to silence this alert while on a call without silencing the alert all together. Am I missing something? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my iPhone 5 a lot but this is just crazy. I never had this happen on any other platform & when I got a 4S, I was shocked I couldn't do anything about it. I just knew iOS 6 would be the answer to my problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkisharif View Post
    Am I the only person annoyed that the text message alert sounds while on a phone call? I thought this may be corrected in iOS6. If it is please let me know how to correct it.

    I've only been using an iPhone for 5 months & I haven't found a way to silence this alert while on a call without silencing the alert all together. Am I missing something? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my iPhone 5 a lot but this is just crazy. I never had this happen on any other platform & when I got a 4S, I was shocked I couldn't do anything about it. I just knew iOS 6 would be the answer to my problem.
    There's currently no way to turn it off. Flipping the silence switch kills the alert, but then you get the vibration alert...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    There's currently no way to turn it off. Flipping the silence switch kills the alert, but then you get the vibration alert...
    Thanks!! Hopefully, Apple will take care of this soon.
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    Default Re: Text Alert While on a Call

    Been an issue since 4.2.1 for me on my iPhone 4. I've given up hope on this ever being resolved. I too had hoped iOS6 would have changed it, but...nope.

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    Annoying yes.... I could never figure out how to turn it off. Still wondering why it won't go to pending state while on a call lol. But I learned to deal with it.
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    How ironic... everyone wants simultaneous voice/data, but complains about text alerts while they're on the phone. Very interesting.
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    Default Text Alert While on a Call

    I personally like audio notifications. It is the vibrate that bugs me. It can be heard on the other end of the call also
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    i don't mind it. i just wish it would be a little more discreet
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    Default Re: Text Alert While on a Call

    Quote Originally Posted by nikkisharif View Post
    Am I the only person annoyed that the text message alert sounds while on a phone call? I thought this may be corrected in iOS6. If it is please let me know how to correct it.

    I've only been using an iPhone for 5 months & I haven't found a way to silence this alert while on a call without silencing the alert all together. Am I missing something? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my iPhone 5 a lot but this is just crazy. I never had this happen on any other platform & when I got a 4S, I was shocked I couldn't do anything about it. I just knew iOS 6 would be the answer to my problem.
    Actually everyone this exact problem is addressed on the front of iMore by Rene Richie.... Check out the link.

    iOS 6 nitpicks: Inability to mute alerts when on a call | iMore.com

    I hope they implement this feature in the next update which would be great.
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    Default Re: Text Alert While on a Call

    If you think text message alert is annoying that means you never experince the horror of viber or skype ringing during a call. Apple, please fix this.
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    Default Text Alert While on a Call

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    How ironic... everyone wants simultaneous voice/data, but complains about text alerts while they're on the phone. Very interesting.
    This really has nothing to do with simultaneous voice & data. I never had that feature on any of my Blackberrys or Android phones & my text messages still came through while I was on a call, I just didn't have the annoyance of the alert sounding in my ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iErick View Post
    I personally like audio notifications. It is the vibrate that bugs me. It can be heard on the other end of the call also
    Can't say I agree with you on the audio notifications & I don't believe I've ever experienced vibrate while on a call but I'm sure that equally as annoying.
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    Default Text Alert While on a Call

    This is the first thing I noticed when I got a iPhone still can't be leave its not fixed you would think it annoys the Tim cook also lol
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    I've developed this habit over my iPhone-years that I automaticly press down my mute button on the side before actually answer the call :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    I've developed this habit over my iPhone-years that I automaticly press down my mute button on the side before actually answer the call :/
    that seems a little extreme but okay
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    When can we start camping out for the iPhone 5s?? Maybe it will be fixed then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefftam68 View Post
    When can we start camping out for the iPhone 5s?? Maybe it will be fixed then.
    We don't need to wait for new hardware... it's strictly a software issue.
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    Default Re: Text Alert While on a Call

    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    I've developed this habit over my iPhone-years that I automaticly press down my mute button on the side before actually answer the call :/
    Really?....if I did that I'd prob forget to flick the toggle switch back on and would be wondering why my phone wasn't ringing etc...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Really?....if I did that I'd prob forget to flick the toggle switch back on and would be wondering why my phone wasn't ringing etc...lol.
    At first yes, but now I've done it so many times that I don't even think of doing it before and after a call :S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    At first yes, but now I've done it so many times that I don't even think of doing it before and after a call :S
    I might have to try that. It has to be a little less annoying than that damn alert lol

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