'Do not disturb'
After reading about iOS6, I was originally quite surprised with some of the features. After reading some threads here though, apparantly these 'new' features have been available to BB for a while.
My question: what interests me is the 'do not disturb' feature. Apparantly it's available for BB in app form. Can someone please point me in the right direction?
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
06-14-2012, 11:53 AM #2
- 5,245 Posts
- What's that?
It's for BBM. Open your profile and choose your "Status" You can select "busy" or create your own custom one.
Not sure how the new iOS feature will work, but with BBM your contacts can still message you when you've set your status to busy. It just depends on how courteous your friends are if they actually will send you messages.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-14-2012, 11:58 AM #3
- 187 Posts
- 06-14-2012, 12:02 PM #4
I think OP is referring to the iOS6 'Do not disturb' mode, as in, BlackBerry Bedside Mode. In the iOS "DND" mode, all calls and notification sounds and popups are silenced, just like Bedside mode. But, you can set special rules so that certain contacts can still get through with a vibrate/ringtone.
The difference with iOS6 DND is that you specify a start/end time, ie, start at 11PM and end at 6 AM every day. The built-in BlackBerry Bed Side mode activates whenever you charge the phone.
And yes, I've seen apps ($$) in App World that can automatically change your notification settings based on time of day or calendar appointments.957 -> 6710 -> 8310 -> 8350 -> 9700 -> iPhone 4S -> Z10
- 06-14-2012, 12:06 PM #5
As far as I'm concerned, DND was a great calling feature on my OS4.5 8330m. It sent phone calls directly to voicemail. I was very disappointed that it was removed from later operating systems. People will try to tell you that turning all alerts off, hitting the End key, or turning off the radio will accomplish the same thing, but it's not true. DND left the CDMA BlackBerry fully functional for the user while sending calls directly to voicemail.
I've fund bedside mode now - feel a bit stupid for not having found it myself - but it's not completely what I wanted. The ability in iOS6 to allow certain calls/messages/etc from certain people, or for example, if someone calls twice within a certain timeframe the phone recognises it as an emergency and allows the call, is what I am looking for.
Is this possible from within the OS, or can someone recommend an app?
- 06-14-2012, 03:18 PM #8
You can set up custom contact alerts that will allow calls to come through from certain callers. So, if your Bedside Mode is set to use the "Silent" profile, calls from contacts that have ringtones set to alert at some designated volume all the time will ring through.
- 06-15-2012, 07:06 AM #11
I made a silent ringtone. I just used the ending of a song as the volume decreases. Then i made a profile in which the default sound was my silent ringtone. Then just make contact alerts. That way, only certain contacts will sound on your phone.
- CrackBerry Master
06-15-2012, 11:59 AM #12
- 1,410 Posts
But Bedside mode is awesome. I use it every night (or when taking a nap). Mine is set to "Phone Calls Only".
I figure, if someone calls me at 3am it probably IS important. I don't think importance should be necessarily based on if they call twice or who it is.
What if a someone calls you from a phone number that's not in your contacts list? The call will never go through.
- 06-15-2012, 12:15 PM #13
- 06-22-2012, 11:04 AM #14
There are already apps on BB and Android, AS WELL as on jail-broken iphones that do this. They not only do this but they do it 10 times better. When you put the do not disturb on– they flush everyone straight to voicemail. When you create a white list and you tell the app to accept calls only from those numbers– they flush everyone else straight to voicemail. (And you get a log of all the flushed people) To the unwanted caller– your phone for all intents and purposes is OFF. With apple’s new feature–your phone is ringing and ringing… you just don’t know it. And to the unwanted caller– you’re just ignoring them.. and they know it. This more than defeats the whole purpose. There’s no difference between this feature and just silencing your phone. (other than being able to have the phone ring for SOME callers). Anyone interested in such a feature wants to all out avoid stalkers, energy drainers, blabbers, and all out nuisances– and they would much rather have the nuisances believe their phone was OFF.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-23-2012, 12:19 AM #16
- 197 Posts
What I want is that in a certain profile (for when I sleep) ...
- All calls go to voicemail UNLESS contact is in whitelist
- All emails/alerts silent UNLESS contact is in whitelist
Can someone point me to an app that does that?
- 06-23-2012, 05:40 AM #18
I don't recall what the diffeence was between the paid and not paid versions because I paid 2.99 for it like 5 BBs ago, but I'm sure there was a reason I paid. Good luck... ps-- most usefull app you'll ever have.