1. robertk600's Avatar
    I like getting a notification (in the form of a sound or vibration) when I receive a new text message. But I don't like that the screen turns itself on. I am new to the iPhone (just arrived after 5 years with Windows Mobile), but I am surprised that there is (apparently) no way to keep the screen from coming on automatically? I worry that the screen will turn on while the iPhone is in my case, while I'm driving for instance, and I'm not sure at what point the screen will turn itself off (I don't know what constitutes enough activity/movement in the case for the screen to think it's in use).
    07-26-2010 05:33 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    Go to the notifications settings and turn badges off. That way only sound and vibrations will happen.
    07-26-2010 05:47 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    If you get a notification of whatever, it will stay displayed for a few seconds, then turn off automatically.
    07-26-2010 05:47 PM
  4. chobbs1's Avatar
    Oops thought you were talking about notifications from other apps. Stand by.
    07-26-2010 05:48 PM
  5. chobbs1's Avatar
    Oops thought you were talking about notifications from other apps. Stand by. Go to messages and turn preview off. That should do it. .
    07-26-2010 05:49 PM
  6. chobbs1's Avatar
    Nope just tried it and the screen still goes on!???!?!?
    07-26-2010 05:51 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Chobbs1,

    If someone sends you a text and your phone is locked, you will see that the screen turns on and shows who it is from and depending whether you have preview on or off, it will show the message. The screen still turns on, but if you stare at it for a few seconds, it will turn off automatically. That's what I believe the original user is talking about.
    07-26-2010 05:56 PM
  8. robertk600's Avatar
    I just know that when this happened with my previous phones, they got very hot in the case because no air flow, and the screens stayed on because I guess there was just enough activity for the screen to think something was happening. Ideally I would get a notification on the screen when the screen is on... but when the screen is off I want it to stay off (because I'm obviously not looking at it anyway when it's off, and the sound/vibration should be an adequate way of letting me know that I should turn the screen on if I'm ready to see what's up).

    Thanks for the efforts so far.
    07-26-2010 05:59 PM
  9. robertk600's Avatar
    Chobbs1,

    If someone sends you a text and your phone is locked, you will see that the screen turns on and shows who it is from and depending whether you have preview on or off, it will show the message. The screen still turns on, but if you stare at it for a few seconds, it will turn off automatically. That's what I believe the original user is talking about.
    Correct. But I have had several instances now where I heard an alert sound coming from my case, and when I am able to get the phone out the screen is still on... and a good bit of time has elapsed.
    07-26-2010 06:01 PM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    [QUOTE=ghostface147;1604867]Chobbs1,

    If someone sends you a text and your phone is locked, you will see that the screen turns on and shows who it is from and depending whether you have preview on or off, it will show the message. The screen still turns on, but if you stare at it for a few seconds, it will turn off automatically. That's what I believe the original user is talking

    Thank you. You are correct. I got a little over zealous and read the OP's question too quickly! But, again, thanks.
    07-26-2010 06:33 PM
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