So I just switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone, and it's cool, but it is driving me crazy that I can't figure out how to set ring/vibrate/silence profiles based on where I am at a point in time (home, office, meeting, asleep, etc). I've searched this forum and the only hits I got were from 2009 when the consensus was that this was simply not possible. Surely Apple has updated this by now, or there is an app that does it, as I think even the $9.99 pre-paid phones from Walmart can do this. If it can't, how do I simply turn off all ringers and put it on vibrate?
Also, if I turn off the sound on the e-mail notification, the badge indicators also go away. Is this working properly? I would like to know how many e-mails I have without opening the mail program and without it chiming 500 times per day because of listserv e-mails.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- 08-09-2011, 11:08 AM #2
Also came from Blackberry and as of now the only way to get profiles on the Iphone 4 is to jailbreak it and purchase an app called MyProfiles which helps but it's not as good as the Blackberry Profiles. This is one of the reasons I'm considering going back to a Blackberry.
Here's a link to MyProfiles,
MyProfiles - Customize Text, Email alerts on iPhone
Last edited by radiowave; 08-09-2011 at 11:18 AM.
- 08-09-2011, 11:08 AM #3
- 08-09-2011, 12:04 PM #4
lol...i love threads like these.
You either need your ringer or you don't...these "profiles" are really nothing more than adding a little "title" to the simple act of muting the phone. To mute the phone, you use the button on the side...up for ring, down for vibrate (or turn vibrate off if you prefer nothing to happen). What is "annoying" about it? The fact that it takes 1 second to turn the volume down if its too loud for a situation? Or a split second to click the mute button over so the phone doesn't make noise anymore? lol...i guess I'm just one who doesn't mind a couple of seconds to adjust the phone exactly how i need...shortcuts? lol...thats like making a short cut to blink your eyes.
Is there really a need for a "home" setting or a "work" setting, that have to be accessed in menus anyways? Turn volume up or down if its too loud...turn ringers/sound off and on if needed...Apple made all that BS on blackberrys simple, and yet people feel they are "missing" something.
As far as the email situation goes...i currently have mine set to no sound notification but i still get the little icon on the app when there is a new message...
- 08-09-2011, 12:16 PM #5
not just an extra button....
One thing that was nice about BB Profiles is you could have it so only those "important" calls came through at work or night. My wife just had a baby and I was working nights so i slept during the day. With my BB i could set it up so only her calls rang and everyone else was silent while i was sleeping. (didn't want to miss baby or anything)
Now that i have the iPhone, i do miss profiles but its not a deal breaker.
- 08-09-2011, 01:55 PM #7
- 08-09-2011, 02:02 PM #8
To me this should be a basic function on any phone/smartphone, even my relatives cheap flip phone has profiles even though they aren't as customizable as on a blackberry.
- 08-09-2011, 02:10 PM #9
Apple - iPhone - Feedback
As for email notifications you need to leave it all on. You cannot specify badges, alerts, and sounds specifically for emails like you can for other apps. Don't ask why, we don't know.
I should have just pasted my rant from last week in a clone of this thread.
- 08-10-2011, 07:50 AM #10
I guess I'm not seeing the issue you guys are having...if the phone doesn't do something you "need" it to, then go buy another phone...lol. It's not that difficult, did you come here and post simply to moan and groan?
If i needed a truck to move and load things up to help me with my job...i wouldn't go out and buy a BMW M3 as a work vehicle. Seems pretty simple to me...
You guys want the iPhone to fit everything specific to EVERYONE to a "T"...that's not how ANY device is designed, regardless of what company makes it.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 08-10-2011 at 08:02 AM.
- 08-10-2011, 08:00 AM #11
- 08-10-2011, 08:53 AM #12iPhone Beginner
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Having said this, the iPhone has so many more advantages over Blackberries i'm happy to forego profiles. I've found that simply using the silent switch on the side of the phone and ringer volumes does the job well enough.