1. Carraser23's Avatar
    Is there a way to have phone calls show up in a banner while using the phone rather than it interrupting whatever I’m doing? I see the toggle in settings but it still interrupts.
    01-14-2018 07:49 PM
  2. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Is there a way to have phone calls show up in a banner while using the phone rather than it interrupting whatever I’m doing? I see the toggle in settings but it still interrupts.
    Unfortunately this is something iOS has ignored. Its very annoying and its been asked for for years but still nothing.
    01-14-2018 08:36 PM
  3. EagleFox007's Avatar
    I think we’re losing the true definition of a phone. No matter how our phone has evolved over the years adding so many features, it’s still a phone and the main function of this device is to make and receive a phone calls. If you take that away, this device should not be called a phone anymore. On an iPad, your call will come as a banner and you can simply swipe that away and ignore it and that make sense because it’s not a phone.
    01-14-2018 09:38 PM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I think we’re losing the true definition of a phone. No matter how our phone has evolved over the years adding so many features, it’s still a phone and the main function of this device is to make and receive a phone calls. If you take that away, this device should not be called a phone anymore. On an iPad, your call will come as a banner and you can simply swipe that away and ignore it and that make sense because it’s not a phone.
    If the call still shows up without taking over what your doing its still a phone, just not an invasive phone when unwanted spam calls come through.

    Unfortunately these phones are rarely used for calls anymore. Its too easy to handle communication other than making an actual call. Truth be told, calls are the most annoying aspect of phones nowadays.
    sergysn and gabbott like this.
    01-14-2018 10:38 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    If the call still shows up without taking over what your doing its still a phone, just not an invasive phone when unwanted spam calls come through.

    Unfortunately these phones are rarely used for calls anymore. Its too easy to handle communication other than making an actual call. Truth be told, calls are the most annoying aspect of phones nowadays.
    In case of spam calls, press the power button twice and end the call.
    That way you get to continue with what you were doing.
    Anilu7 likes this.
    01-14-2018 11:03 PM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    With all do respect, I disagree. Many people no longer have a “land line” and their cellphone is their primary phone.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    01-14-2018 11:05 PM
  7. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Unfortunately this is something iOS has ignored. Its very annoying and its been asked for for years but still nothing.
    First I've heard of it being a requested feature.
    01-15-2018 05:25 AM
  8. TylerLV76's Avatar
    First I've heard of it being a requested feature.
    Google “ios incoming call banner” and you’ll find posts on this forum, reddit etc and even youtube videos asking for it.
    01-15-2018 05:43 AM
  9. TylerLV76's Avatar
    In case of spam calls, press the power button twice and end the call.
    That way you get to continue with what you were doing.
    I get that, but it still takes over the entire screen.
    01-15-2018 05:43 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I like it as is. That way I can switch to the new caller if need be, or tap to dismiss.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    01-15-2018 05:50 AM
  11. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I like it as is. That way I can switch to the new caller if need be, or tap to dismiss.
    Why would a banner for the incoming call prevent that?
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    01-15-2018 05:52 AM
  12. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Google “ios incoming call banner” and you’ll find posts on this forum, reddit etc and even youtube videos asking for it.
    I could search for iOS showing a pole dancer every time a call comes in if I wanted. Doesn't mean it's a heavily requested feature.
    01-15-2018 07:03 AM
  13. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I could search for iOS showing a pole dancer every time a call comes in if I wanted. Doesn't mean it's a heavily requested feature.
    Then I guess the requests dont exist.

    I gotta say, Ive never seen a more argumentative group on a forum before. Even when I was a member here years ago I dont ever remember these forums being this bad.
    01-15-2018 07:05 AM
  14. Tartarus's Avatar
    I get that, but it still takes over the entire screen.
    I, more often than not, never pay attention to notification banners. With the current way calls are being showed I don’t miss calls that I otherwise would have missed.
    01-15-2018 07:10 AM
  15. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Then I guess the requests dont exist.

    I gotta say, Ive never seen a more argumentative group on a forum before. Even when I was a member here years ago I dont ever remember these forums being this bad.
    Calm down. I was just trying to point out that not everything that is requested is needed. As someone else mentioned, the iPhone is first and foremost a phone. If they allow people to mess with the most basic of features, then someone will find a reason to complain about it not working correctly. That is my guess why it hasn't been implemented so far.
    01-15-2018 07:10 AM
  16. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Im calm lol. Requesting features or options doesnt upset me like it seems to do others. I wasnt aware options were a bad thing. The OP asked if it were available, its not, its disappointing to some and not others. Life goes on.
    01-15-2018 07:12 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Why would a banner for the incoming call prevent that?
    I thought you meant either or. If it does both, you still get what annoys you. Maybe a setting in settlngs > phone to set how we prefer alerts for calls during calls. You can request it here:
    Feedback
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    Anilu7 likes this.
    01-15-2018 07:43 AM
  18. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I thought you meant either or. If it does both, you still get what annoys you. Maybe a setting in settlngs > phone to set how we prefer alerts for calls during calls. You can request it here:
    Feedback
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    Thats what I was thinking was an option like android does.

    Im on my phone nonstop for work and when typing an email I have answered many unwanted calls because I continue typing right into the answer button lol.
    Roguefoxx likes this.
    01-15-2018 07:45 AM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I get that, but it still takes over the entire screen.
    Preaching to the choir. I think the way we use our phones has evolved since the first iPhone and I think it would be nice to have the option of having incoming calls as banners or alerts. That way all the modern and old folk are happy.
    Anilu7 and gabbott like this.
    01-15-2018 12:21 PM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    I think we’re losing the true definition of a phone. No matter how our phone has evolved over the years adding so many features, it’s still a phone and the main function of this device is to make and receive a phone calls. If you take that away, this device should not be called a phone anymore. On an iPad, your call will come as a banner and you can simply swipe that away and ignore it and that make sense because it’s not a phone.
    I've personally felt as though the term "phone" for our devices is antiquated and should be done away with anyway. I use my device for many things and "phone" probably isn't even in the top three on that list.
    01-15-2018 02:15 PM
  21. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    So anyone know when the PCD (personal communication device) IX or XI launch? 🤣
    01-15-2018 02:50 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    So anyone know when the PCD (personal communication device) IX or XI launch? 🤣
    If the past is any indication, it will be announced mid-September. A few weeks after it will be launched for sale.
    01-15-2018 03:08 PM
  23. EagleFox007's Avatar
    It’s like the Samsung fridge now a days. I’m trying to check the weather, setting up my google and echo devices to work with the fridge, shopping in Amazon, watching YouTube, listening to music and the kids keep opening it to get food. Can we just remove the food in there? Why do we have to keep food in the fridge?
    Last edited by EagleFox007; 01-15-2018 at 11:03 PM.
    Tartarus likes this.
    01-15-2018 05:52 PM
  24. xanadome's Avatar
    I think the function needs a jailbreak app. Among the one I remember is Callbar. But many of neat functions in the phone, like call blocking (true blocking), dedicated call end button etc. requires API for developers, which Android allows. Such apps should be constantly lurking behind the scene. Very recently, Apple started using it on a very limited basis. The reason why Apple does not allow this, or any other neat apps that require lurking behind the scene, obviously, I suspect is their traditional nervousness and very restricted approach to minimizing the battery drain. But it's a matter of trade-off, and all in all, the phone app reached the maturity and, except a few inconveniences which are exceptions, and I believe things are OK now (tolerable). If the phone app is centrally important, then choosing Android is an obvious option.
    01-15-2018 06:37 PM
  25. EagleFox007's Avatar
    I think the function needs a jailbreak app. Among the one I remember is Callbar. But many of neat functions in the phone, like call blocking (true blocking), dedicated call end button etc. requires API for developers, which Android allows. Such apps should be constantly lurking behind the scene. Very recently, Apple started using it on a very limited basis. The reason why Apple does not allow this, or any other neat apps that require lurking behind the scene, obviously, I suspect is their traditional nervousness and very restricted approach to minimizing the battery drain. But it's a matter of trade-off, and all in all, the phone app reached the maturity and, except a few inconveniences which are exceptions, and I believe things are OK now (tolerable). If the phone app is centrally important, then choosing Android is an obvious option.
    Or you can just activate do not disturb on the phone if you don’t want to be bothered
    Anilu7 likes this.
    01-15-2018 08:05 PM
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