No visible indication when phone is on mute?
I occasionally set the phone to mute using the button on the side and forget to turn it back on sound. There seems to be no visible indication of the mute status.
Is there an app that does that? An icon on the top bar, or an indicator on the wallpaper screen that comes on when you power on the device (with the slider at the bottom) would be nice.
- 07-29-2009, 08:32 PM #2iMore Intermediate
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I would guess the indication would be that the mute switch is flipped. lol. When you mute or unmute, you'll see a brief on-screen indicator, but otherwise, just look at the mute button or feel it to see if it's in the mute/vibrate position. It can't be more tard-proof than that.
- 07-29-2009, 10:54 PM #3
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- 07-30-2009, 05:22 PM #7
I don't understand does your mute button not work? or are you just asking if there is an app? If the mute button doesn't work take the phone in to Apple if you can and get a new one. It's obviously a defect so there shouldn't be any problem. You shouldn't have to work around a defect.
Of course, when one deliberately wants to check the status of the mute button, one can glance at it or feel it.
My point is that I am constantly running in and out of meetings, muting the phone in them. Then, having forgotten to turn the sound back on, I notice my omission many hours/minutes later while using the device. Then I do glance at the switch and turn it back on, while wondering what timely alerts I had missed in the mean time.
Personally, indications of device status (like call forwarding, airplane mode, etc) is useful to have on top of the screen. They can add a small icon (a tiny speaker with a red slash through it?) when the device is on mute.
Anyway, looks like there is no way to do this without jailbreaking...
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