1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I provide support. I work on a team and the support phone rotates to different members. We must respond withing 5 minutes.

    When in a meeting I may mute the phone and place it on my notebook in front of me. It is possible that I forget to unmote the phone at the end of the meeting.
    Of course it is also possible to mute the phone accidently. With only vibrate on, it is possible to miss a call.

    I need a strong alert if I miss a call or text.

    Scope: if call or text is missed, then: start LED flashing continuousl/start playing you video loudly/flash something bright on lockscreen/etc/all together. I need to know that I missed a call/text message.
    The message needs to be constant or repeaating every 5 or 10 seconds. Yes, this will drain the battery, but I would rather a low battery then miss a call and get fired.
    07-25-2015 08:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Can you please repeat your question. I must have missed it somewhere.
    07-25-2015 08:20 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    There's nothing I know of that will make an iPhone behave as you desire.
    07-25-2015 08:20 PM
  4. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    Scope: if call or text is missed, then: start LED flashing continuousl/start playing you video loudly/flash something bright on lockscreen/etc/all together. I need to know that I missed a call/text message.
    The message needs to be constant or repeaating every 5 or 10 seconds. Yes, this will drain the battery, but I would rather a low battery then miss a call and get fired.
    You already miss the call anyway, what ever alert you want or can have will only help you to call back the miss call.
    And unless it's a sound alert, the alert let say flash can be flashing all night till you wake up and see it in case the call come in late night and you miss it because you are already sleeping.
    So but you can go to setting accessibility and turn on led flash for alert. It only flash while incoming call, not for miss call.
    If you want more than what I describe, or almost what you want, that is missed call message audio notification, you will have to go jailbreak road, then look for "notified" or "notifier pro" in cydia or Google to find alternative for your iOS version.
    Hopping that help achieving what you want.


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    07-25-2015 08:59 PM
  5. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Can you please repeat your question. I must have missed it somewhere.
    I think he is asking (trolling?) "Why doesn't the iPhone have an LED light?"
    Just_Me_D and Not Quite Right like this.
    07-25-2015 09:00 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think he is asking (trolling?) "Why doesn't the iPhone have an LED light?"
    Yep, trying to make a point anonymously in the 'Ask a Question' forum.
    07-25-2015 09:05 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Here's an innovative thought....check your notification screen.
    How revolutionary......


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    07-26-2015 04:49 AM
  8. knighty2112's Avatar
    If your role in support is that crucial shouldn't you yourself get in the habit of checking your phone every 5 minutes instead of relying on an app or light/signal to do this for you, whether in meetings or out of them?
    07-26-2015 10:28 AM
  9. katesbb's Avatar
    Would it be possible to switch your support phone to Android or BlackBerry? Both can do what you describe.

    The iPhone has its strengths, but persistent notifications aren't one of them. You can set notifications to beep every 2 minutes for up to 20 minutes for missed text messages, but that's it as far as I know.
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    07-26-2015 10:40 AM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    You can make the iPhone flash it's LED flash for notifications. It's in the accessibility settings and brighter than any of the notification LEDs out there. Unless you're not actually looking for a solution of course...bloody LED threads are possibly the most annoying thing ever.
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    07-26-2015 08:23 PM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I don't even cpay attention to the ones in my Note or my Gakaxy 5. It's Simone, if I've had the phone on me I get notified by the vibration or the tone/alert. If I've been away I check my screen when I get back.
    Big deal.
    Haven't missed anything in a year. The world didn't end.



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    Not Quite Right likes this.
    07-27-2015 05:28 AM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Get an Apple Watch, there problem solved ...
    Maybe I should be in tech support ...
    07-27-2015 12:00 PM
  13. katesbb's Avatar
    Get an Apple Watch, there problem solved ....
    Can the watch be set to repeatedly alert you every x seconds if you miss a call?
    07-27-2015 12:20 PM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Can the watch be set to repeatedly alert you every x seconds if you miss a call?
    Your iPhone can, and your watch can be set to mirror the phone ...
    07-27-2015 02:07 PM
  15. Soeasy's Avatar
    but I would rather a low battery then miss a call and get fired.
    Too late...


    In my best Donald Trump voice.


    YOU'RE FIRED!!!

    I called you on your Blackberry and you didn't call me back.

    I guess your notification/LED/Flash Gordon/Danger Will Robinson/flashing alert thingy isn't working there either.
    07-27-2015 06:55 PM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Looking at recent news on BlackBerry phones I'm thinking the last few acolytes best start looking around for a replacement. Their much hated Android platform is possibly going to be powering the next awesome great fantastic LED sporting Jesus phone that will be absolutely totally certain to unquestionably save the company and show us all the errors of our ways.
    So they will either have to swallow a Jesus DroidBerry OR move on to an post BlackBerry LED apocalyptic world.


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    Evilguppy and kch50428 like this.
    07-28-2015 05:15 AM
  17. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Looking at recent news on BlackBerry phones I'm thinking the last few acolytes best start looking around for a replacement. Their much hated Android platform is possibly going to be powering the next awesome great fantastic LED sporting Jesus phone that will be absolutely totally certain to unquestionably save the company and show us all the errors of our ways.
    So they will either have to swallow a Jesus DroidBerry OR move on to an post BlackBerry LED apocalyptic world.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, SEXY, AWESOME Gold 128G iPhone 6
    Ok, QB, this one made me laugh loud enough to cause my husband to spew his coffee all over his lap.
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    07-28-2015 11:57 AM
  18. katesbb's Avatar
    What's with the condescension and sarcasm in this thread?

    The OP asked a perfectly legitimate question. The suggested workarounds are great, but some of the others seem less than helpful.
    gg22 likes this.
    07-28-2015 12:33 PM
  19. kch50428's Avatar
    What's with the condescension and sarcasm in this thread?

    The OP asked a perfectly legitimate question. The suggested workarounds are great, but some of the others seem less than helpful.
    There has been any number of threads covering the subject of LEDs for Notification purposes here over the years, and this is one more on the tally... even if the iPhone had an LED notification light - I suspect it would not behave as the OP desires... nor does any notification app on any OS that I'm aware of.
    Soeasy likes this.
    07-28-2015 12:53 PM
  20. katesbb's Avatar
    There has been any number of threads covering the subject of LEDs for Notification purposes here over the years, and this is one more on the tally... even if the iPhone had an LED notification light - I suspect it would not behave as the OP desires... nor does any notification app on any OS that I'm aware of.
    Oh sure, I too have watched those threads predictably devolve as they always seem to. It's weird, it's like the one word you never say to an iPhone fan, lol.

    But I didn't think the OP was condemning the iPhone for not having an LED, but rather just asking how to receive persistent alerts - and listing the possible options. It's not even the OP's personal phone, they may not be aware that the iPhone doesn't have an LED since most others do.

    I've been looking for a workaround for persistent alerts too. I'd hoped that some sort of third-party app could provide persistent alerts (like LightFlow on Android or BeBuzz on BlackBerry), but I think iOS app sandboxing and limited background tasks makes it impossible.
    07-28-2015 01:13 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    Oh sure, I too have watched those threads predictably devolve as they always seem to. It's weird, it's like the one word you never say to an iPhone fan, lol.
    There are actually many words in that category - many times, rightly so.

    But I didn't think the OP was condemning the iPhone for not having an LED, but rather just asking how to receive persistent alerts - and listing the possible options. It's not even the OP's personal phone, they may not be aware that the iPhone doesn't have an LED since most others do.
    There is one already - the Notification Center.

    I've been looking for a workaround for persistent alerts too. I'd hoped that some sort of third-party app could provide persistent alerts (like LightFlow on Android or BeBuzz on BlackBerry), but I think iOS app sandboxing and limited background tasks makes it impossible.
    07-28-2015 02:36 PM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    What's with the condescension and sarcasm in this thread?

    The OP asked a perfectly legitimate question. The suggested workarounds are great, but some of the others seem less than helpful.
    Where did the OP ask a question? The title? That was a big garbled.

    He/she defined a use case and proposed a behaviour that most of us in this thread are not interested in.

    There are other platforms that do what he/she described in his/her use case. Personally out of all the things iPhone could decide to do, the LED is not one of want. I've left my conditioned responses way behind me. Pavlov stopped calling. So after facing yet another LED thread, I've voiced my opinion. Which aligns with the choices I've made in relation to the phone I use.

    And *anyone* in IT/support or managing a fleet of devices knows the iPhone's capabilities.


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    07-28-2015 08:38 PM
  23. Hernandezy5's Avatar
    Some wearable watches or bands? If you have calls the bands or watches will vibrate at the same time to notice you ?
    I have no idea about it on iPhone.
    07-30-2015 11:25 PM

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