Ex-Android user unable to do basic things - Help!

mp0510

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I'm trying to get my phone set up and have found several items that I can't figure out and hoping someone can help:

1. How do you load and listen to audio books that are NOT audible? My old iPod showed them in the music player under "audio books" but I tried to load a book last night and can't find it this morning.
2. How do you "dismiss" a call you don't want to answer? A sales call came in and only the "Slide to answer" message appeared.
3. How do I silence the ringer and notifications, but leave the alarms on?


I know there's more, but those are the one's I'm stuck on so far. I thought knowing the iPod (iOS 4.3) as well as my Android phone would make this easy. NOPE. :)
 

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I am not sure about #1, but # 2 you just hit your volume buttons on the side to silence or the lock button to reject and send to voicemail. #3 I dont think you get the option. Either you have your sound on or you have it off.
 

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1) no idea sorry
2) click power button once to silence the call. Double click to deny.
3) disable vibrate and set to silent. Alarm will still function. Works on mine.
 

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I'm trying to get my phone set up and have found several items that I can't figure out and hoping someone can help:

1. How do you load and listen to audio books that are NOT audible? My old iPod showed them in the music player under "audio books" but I tried to load a book last night and can't find it this morning.
2. How do you "dismiss" a call you don't want to answer? A sales call came in and only the "Slide to answer" message appeared.
3. How do I silence the ringer and notifications, but leave the alarms on?

I know there's more, but those are the one's I'm stuck on so far. I thought knowing the iPod (iOS 4.3) as well as my Android phone would make this easy. NOPE. :)

On 2 - swipe up on the incoming call on your lock screen and you get the decline option, plus answer with text etc
 

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#2: If you phone is locked and you receive a call, touch around the camera icon and slide it up. there you will see the option to decline the call, decline and leave a text message, or decline and set a callback reminder (which are very cool btw!).
you can also silence the call by hitting the volume or power buttons in case you don't want to end it immediately.

#3: There are a few ways to do this. SETTINGS>DO NOT DISTURB. By turning that on, all notification sounds, vibrations, etc. are disabled, screen won't flash on when you get a notification, and all calls are sent to voicemail directly (unless you set the option to allow calls from favorites or everyone). The person calling you will still hear a ring or 2 before your phone receives the call and ends it.
Your alarm indeed will still work. The only issue I have heard about this feature is that if you use some sort of dock, the phone isn't fully locked, which means do no disturb doesn't activate. Do not disturb is only active when the option is ON and when the phone is locked. so if you unlock your phone and use it for a few mins while it is in do not disturb mode, you will receive notification until you lock it again. (lock meaning turning the screen off with the power button or letting it time out based on your time out setting.)

The other method is to slide the button above the Volume+ over so you see the red mark. That will silence all sounds, but vibrations will still occur and the screen will still light up upon a notification.

Sorry, can't help with number 1. I came from an Android (Samsung Galaxy Nexus), so I have been doing a lot of research understanding how all the options work on this iPhone 5.
 

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Another ex-Androider here...sorry for another dumb question. When I synced up to i-tunes, all the music from my library loaded onto the phone. I have playlists set up on i-tunes, but they didn't transfer over, so all the music is just in one lump on the phone. When I tried to transfer a playlist, I got messages saying all the songs in the list were already on the phone. Do I need to remove everything from the phone and start over using just the transfer playlist thing?

Thanks! :)
 

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1.) iBooks
2.) Click the power button once to ignore, twice to forward to voicemail (there are also the stuff mentioned above).
3.) Alarms function with the phone silenced (via the side button), but the "Do Not Disturb" also does the trick (and gives you the ability to choose who can still get in touch with you).
 

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1. Not sure, sorry don't listen to audio books.
2. Single click the lock button to ignore a call, double click to send it straight to voicemail.
3. Alarms should still sound when using phone is silenced with the switch on the side.
 

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Thank you everyone for your help. I've gotten a few calls and had a chance to try these out so I can now dismiss a call while the phone is locked.

As far as the alarms, I'll try the do-not-disturb feature this evening BEFORE I need it the next morning and hopefully we're good to go.

I'm going to experiment on the audio book issue this evening and see what I can figure out.

DenverGirl, in iTunes, set the "sync only checked songs" and that will prevent EVERYTHING from transferring. Next, select the songs you DO want transferred, and click "check selected." Then go to the music tab and check the playlists you DO want to transfer and the playlist will be active on the phone (just remember to check the songs on the list also, or the list will transfer, but it'll be empty.) Hope that helps. I'm saying this from memory since I'm away from my iTunes PC
 

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For #1. In the audible app there is a setting that's marked "include audiobooks from iTunes library".

I would try that and listen. If you do not subscribe to audible in sure there is an app out there that will work
 

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For #3 if you use the oem clock app for alarms, it will overcome the silent switch. Do not disturb on or not. Alarms cannot be silenced unless turned off.

Other alarm apps I don't know about.
 

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That's where I'm used to seeing them. But nothing's there. So either they didn't transfer with the last sync, or iTunes 10.7 and iOs6 act different. The podcast player got separated, so I wasn't sure about the audio books.

I'll check the audible option. I've been subscribed to them for years, just never tried to play others through their player.
 

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Another ex-Androider here...sorry for another dumb question. When I synced up to i-tunes, all the music from my library loaded onto the phone. I have playlists set up on i-tunes, but they didn't transfer over, so all the music is just in one lump on the phone. When I tried to transfer a playlist, I got messages saying all the songs in the list were already on the phone. Do I need to remove everything from the phone and start over using just the transfer playlist thing?

Thanks! :)

The best thing to do is uncheck syncing music on the music tab at the top when you select your phone in itunes and then sync. Yes, this will remove all of your songs on the phone. Then once that sync is done check to only sync selected music. Playlists should be one of the options and just select the playlists you want to sync.

Hope this helps!
 

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