Needed: a mute switch for iOS notifications
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:58 AM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:41 AM
Secondly, I once asked Siri to put turn on do not disturb and she refused. I was a bit taken aback. Seems like a no brainer to me that she could do that.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:50 AM
But, you have a good point. Maybe someone in Cupertino is reading this, and will pass along the message.
Oh, and what's up with Macworld lately? I have to refresh a page several times before a comment finally posts.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:58 AM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:03 PM
I use an app to notify me of prayer times, and since I put my phone on silent or do not disturb when I go to sleep, it won't notify me of the Dawn prayer time... so I have to set my alarm to wake me up.
It would be great to be able to use Do Not Disturb while the phone is locked or in use, plus it would be great to be able to choose which apps to exempt from the restriction if needed, in my case Guidance app.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:37 AM
Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:08 AM
When a navigation aid, the iPhone does nothing to limit driver distraction via all manner of notifications. As the OP points out, the only option at present is to go into settings and disable notifications for every App one by one!
At start of navigation the Maps app ought to display a warning informing notifications and communications (messages, phone calls etc) will be suspended whilst in navigation mode. There could be an override in case for example where the navigation aid is being used by a passenger. It may be prudent that when in navigation mode the iPhone acts solely as navigation aid.
Night time use is very distracting. The screen is far too bright. Dimming the screen (by going into settings to adjust the brightness) results in very poor contrast which makes it difficult to read. (it is also time consuming to get to the setting and you have to remeber to reset it when you finish nighttime navigation). The iPhone has a light sensor (camera), knows the time of day and time of sunrise//sunset (GPS info). It ought to be able to switch itself to a more suitable night time colour scheme automatically.
Screen layout is less that ideal. whilst the 3D maps are great, the extended information for items like ETA (found when you tap the moving map) are too small to read conveniently and you end up squinting to see them. Another dangerous distraction.
Someone is going to be injured or killed as a result of someone being distracted by a notification for a text, a call, or facebook update or even a someone playing their turn at scrabble when they should be paying attention to the road. I am sure that the fine print Apple issue warns and advises against about such misuse. However, in practical terms this is how iPhone Maps navigation is used by a great many people.
This is matter Apple are in large measure responsible for and ought to address.