SMS Vibrate with no tone?
I was just curious if in iOS5, for SMS notifications, you caould have it vibrate with NO tone. And when I ask this, I am talking about when the phone is in NORMAL mode, not when the vibrate switch is on.
That is one of my biggest pet peeves with this phone on iOS4. Is I cant have my phone ring, and have the SMS vibrate, and NOT have a tone!!
Seems elementary, but an oversight.
- 07-01-2011, 07:26 PM #2
- 07-01-2011, 08:10 PM #3
- 07-01-2011, 09:18 PM #4
- 07-05-2011, 06:31 AM #5
Massie is exactly right on iOS 4 you can do it easily in JB by assigning a blank tone to SMS. On iOS 5 you would still have to JB, you can use custom tones but you have to buy them. Hopefully this will change when it's released, free vs paid hmmmm. It doesn't matter to me because I wont upgrade until it's JBen anyway.
- 07-05-2011, 03:18 PM #6
- 07-05-2011, 05:54 PM #7
- 07-05-2011, 10:53 PM #8
This doesn't make any sense to me how could it not work If you change one of the tones with a theme and the sound is blank I don't see how that wouldn't work. I'm going to have to test it for myself tomorrow I already have a blank sound for my shutter sound so I'll just use the same file.
- 07-06-2011, 08:18 AM #9
- 07-06-2011, 08:37 AM #10
- 07-06-2011, 10:37 AM #11
OK you guys are over thinking this way too much or something. I just did it took me like a minute unless iOS 5 is different but I don't see why it would be. The objective is to have your phone vibrate with no sound when you get a text message, when you get a phone call it vibrates and rings like usual correct? You do have to be JBen however this is not something you could do with a vanilla phone atleast not right now that I know of.
You have to know two things there are two tones for Text messages. There is the assigned tone ie. Fanfare, Minuet, blah, blah, blah this is what plays when your phone is locked or the Messages app is not open. The ReceiveMessage.caf is for when the Messages app is open that is what plays so you can have two different tones for SMS messages which I have. So what you have to do is have a blank tone if you don't have one email me and I can send you a .caf file that is already blank. You create a theme to replace the OEM SMS tone I can tell you how to do that too by PM. You can also change the SMS received to a blank tone and then it will never make a sound just vibrate when you receive an SMS.
- 07-06-2011, 12:18 PM #12
- 07-06-2011, 02:38 PM #13
- 07-06-2011, 02:48 PM #14
- 07-06-2011, 11:52 PM #15
I'll do a screenshot and post it tomorrow.
HaHa Apple has taken it out in beta 2. In beta 1 when you went into Sounds there were the usual list of sounds and at the top under Custom was a button "Buy tones" or something similar.
Last edited by Ipheuria; 07-07-2011 at 08:24 AM.
- 07-07-2011, 11:23 AM #16
Actually, it is still there: "Buy More Tones" when you go into it then you can select/search for the desired tone
i found a "silent" tone, bought ($1.29) it and downloaded. unfortunately, it can only be used as a ringtone not an SMS tone
oh well, guess i'll have to wait and see if it will be an option once iOS 5 is released or the untethered JB for iOS 5. thanks for the help!
- 07-07-2011, 11:36 AM #17
- 07-08-2011, 06:10 AM #18
What they should have done in iOS5 is have the official tones be editable. So I could delete all the garbage tones making the list shorter. Then your custom tones would just take the spots of the ones you delete.