1. muchospanish's Avatar
    I thought I heard that if my iPhone was face down, I wouldn't hear alerts. I always keep the phone in silent mode, but I hear the vibrations. I'd like the vibrations off while I sleep or while I'm at a meeting.

    Thanks.
    07-04-2017 09:32 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    You’ll always hear the vibration on a solid surface.

    While you sleep you can schedule Do Not Disturb but manually enable during meetings:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204321
    Last edited by robertk328; 07-04-2017 at 12:37 PM. Reason: Because Tartarus is upset about autocorrect typos
    07-04-2017 09:41 AM
  3. muchospanish's Avatar
    Thanks. That seems like the solution because I can still see the notifications if I look at the phone but I don't have to be bothered with the vibration.
    07-04-2017 10:34 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    You’ll always hear the vibration on a solid surface.

    While you sleep you can schedule Do Not Dustin but manually enable during meetings:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204321
    Did you mean: “Do Not Disturb”
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    07-04-2017 11:44 AM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Did you mean: “Do Not Disturb”
    Glad you figured it out
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    07-04-2017 12:37 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I thought I heard that if my iPhone was face down, I wouldn't hear alerts. I always keep the phone in silent mode, but I hear the vibrations. I'd like the vibrations off while I sleep or while I'm at a meeting.

    Thanks.
    If it's face down it won't light the screen on alerts whether you're on Do Not Disturb or not. Do Not Disturb will accomplish what you want to do aside from just setting your alert to silent all the time.
    07-05-2017 07:23 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    If it's face down it won't light the screen on alerts whether you're on Do Not Disturb or not.
    That's kind of a "if a tree falls in the forest and nobody's there to hear it" kind of thing. If it's face down you won't see it anyway but at least it's saving some battery from lighting up the screen. Maybe that'll help iOS 11 dev beta 2
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    07-06-2017 05:39 AM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    f it's face down it won't light the screen on alerts whether you're on Do Not Disturb or not.
    IDK ... Does the light go out in a refrigerator when the door is closed?...
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    07-06-2017 09:37 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    IDK ... Does the light go out in a refrigerator when the door is closed?...
    Yes, simply push the button of the light and you’ll see.
    07-06-2017 01:08 PM
  10. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Yes, simply push the button of the light and you’ll see.
    Lies ... all lies ... Fake News.
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    07-06-2017 02:04 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    That's kind of a "if a tree falls in the forest and nobody's there to hear it" kind of thing. If it's face down you won't see it anyway but at least it's saving some battery from lighting up the screen. Maybe that'll help iOS 11 dev beta 2
    It used to be that the phone screen lit up anyway. Same for when it was in your pocket. It exists for the reason exactly that you mention: battery. But I get the feeling the OP thought the audible alert was part of that as well.
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    07-06-2017 04:57 PM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    It used to be that the phone screen lit up anyway. Same for when it was in your pocket. It exists for the reason exactly that you mention: battery. But I get the feeling the OP thought the audible alert was part of that as well.
    I definitely agree with you, just thought it was funny it had to be face down to not get the alerts, but I think at least that point it's just the screen which obviously doesn't need to light when face down.
    07-08-2017 07:45 AM

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