*** This app is only of use to customers still running iOS3 ***
Do you regularly forget your iPhone is in silent mode only to find several
missed calls and messages? If so, this simple utility might help.
The only way of knowing your iPhone is in silent mode is to notice the
little slider switch is down on the side, as there is no persistent
indicator on the screen. Unless you count missed calls as a persistent
indicator, that is.
How to use:
When you switch your iPhone into silent mode, just touch the Silent app icon
and exit Silent straight away by pressing the Home button (or have Silent
exit by itself to save you a keypress using 'One Touch', described below).
The icon badge is set to '222' (a bit like 'zzz') to remind you the
iPhone is being silent. Likewise, when switching out of silent mode, run
the Silent app again and the badge is removed. For best results place the
app icon on your home page or even in the bottom section so you can see the
status from any springboard page.
Silent also features 'Push Reminders'. When the app recognises it is in
silent mode, it schedules a reminder to be sent to you via a push
notification after a specified (via Settings) amount of time. When that time
arrives, if you have not yet switched out of silent mode (and touched the
app) you will receive a push notification reminding you that your iPhone may
still be in silent mode. If you have configured vibrate in your iPhone's
Sounds -> Silent settings, then it will also vibrate.
In the Silent settings (via the iPhone's Settings panel) you can configure the
app to quit automatically so that you don't even need to press the home
button. Additionally, set the 'quit delay' to 0 seconds to prevent the app
from even displaying. The result: you have a super fast
'One Touch' action to set the reminder!
Remember - You do need to run the app each time you slide the
silent switch on your iPhone. There is currently no way to avoid this. If
you use the 'One Touch' feature, then sliding the switch and touching the app
becomes second nature and almost painless.
When you download the app you receive the 'Basic' version to get the
opportunity to try out all the features straight away. After a period you
will then have the option to purchase the 'Premium' version to continue
using all the features. Alternatively you can continue to use the 'Basic'
version at no cost but the 'One Touch' and 'Push Reminders' are no longer
available. If you find the app useful then the modest cost of the app should
pay for itself when you reduce the number of calls and messages you might
Silent is only of use for iPhone. The iPod Touch has no silent mode.
Remember also, that for the app to recognise the silent setting no
headphones can be attached while you run the app. If headphones are
connected, the app will ask you to briefly unplug them while it checks the
Silent is available in the App Store via iTunes or iPhone.