1. gludington's Avatar
    I finally got around to installing iOS 5 and noticed one of my most used features of notifications is missing (or perhaps simply moved).

    I play several turn based games with people in other time zones, and turning off notifications gave a respite from 3 AM alerts. Is there still a way to turn notifications off globally in iOS 5, or is the only option to juggle settings for each individual app each night?
    10-11-2011 11:07 AM
  2. gludington's Avatar
    Answering my own question...it appears no.

    So instead of one switch to flip when going to bed (or in a meeting), you now have 2 things to do in each app you want to silence.
    10-11-2011 12:32 PM
  3. jakej914's Avatar
    No, there isn't. The easiest workaround would seem to be to turn on airplane modeafter all, you're essentially doing the same thing.
    10-11-2011 05:06 PM
  4. gregorypleau's Avatar
    No, there isn't. The easiest workaround would seem to be to turn on airplane modeafter all, you're essentially doing the same thing.
    What I do is put the phone on silent mode, and leave vibration off. Unfortunately that also means that I will miss phone calls but at least iCloud backups, podcatchers and other data tasks still run while I snooze.
    10-11-2011 05:11 PM
  5. gludington's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I cannot go airplane mode or silent/no vibrate because I am on call some nights. A global notification switch was a great feature for that situation, but it appears there is no good solution for this use case in iOS5.
    10-11-2011 11:18 PM
  6. gregorypleau's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I cannot go airplane mode or silent/no vibrate because I am on call some nights. A global notification switch was a great feature for that situation, but it appears there is no good solution for this use case in iOS5.
    If you are willing to jailbreak, there are solutions over on that side that provide "phone only" profiles.
    10-12-2011 12:24 AM
  7. jakej914's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I cannot go airplane mode or silent/no vibrate because I am on call some nights. A global notification switch was a great feature for that situation, but it appears there is no good solution for this use case in iOS5.
    I see. That's definitely a downer. Luckily I'm no longer on call. What about switching off cellular data, then? That'd allow calls to come through, but prevent other pesky notifications. Although, like others have mentioned, that means no updated podcasts, etc. for the morning.
    10-12-2011 01:50 AM
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