2.1 SMS reminder for incoming SMS

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Somebody please tell me that there is an app, modification, hack whatever to disable the automatic reminder of incoming sms.

You get a new sms, see a preview and if you don't bother to read it then you get a reminder 5 mins later. Again if you still don't read it another reminder 5 mins later..

I must get 100 sms a day... most of which I don't need to ready immediately or at all and just keep for future reference. This is really really really really annoying.. :mad:

Please tell me there is some way to disable this... :confused:
 

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I agree.... I HATE IT! I don't think there is anyway to turn it off. Hopefully in the next update you will be able too...
 

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I don't mind it really...but as Matt mentioned, I don't believe there is a way to disable it
 

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Somebody please tell me that there is an app, modification, hack whatever to disable the automatic reminder of incoming sms.

You get a new sms, see a preview and if you don't bother to read it then you get a reminder 5 mins later. Again if you still don't read it another reminder 5 mins later..

I must get 100 sms a day... most of which I don't need to ready immediately or at all and just keep for future reference. This is really really really really annoying.. :mad:

Please tell me there is some way to disable this... :confused:
There is no way to disable this "feature",at least on a stock phone. Tons of people on the forum have expressed their displeasure and hopefully as Matt stated a future update will allow the option of turning it off.
 

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Mine doesn't seem to work at all. I got a text message didn't look at it (didn't even wake the phone up to do anything else) and I still haven't received any reminder alerts. Does it replay the alert tone or just vibrate?
 

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I believe the first alert is a tone and the second vibrates. I haven't tried it yet, but I believe this is correct.
 

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I believe the first alert is a tone and the second vibrates. I haven't tried it yet, but I believe this is correct.
Well that would make sense then. Can anyone confirm? The case I have insulates the vibration pretty well. I can never hear/feel it.
 

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It should vibrate and ring again, but not until 20 minutes. This should be user-selectable, but Apple is famous for not making new features optional.
 

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I have noticed that since 2.1 that about 50% of my text don't even light up the screen. My reminders work though and it's not that big of a deal to me since I usually answer my text asap.
 

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I will test mine and see if it works. I always look at txt on the spot so don't know if it works or not.
 

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The default is 5 min. Dave is stating what it should be and not what is. He is saying 5 min. is too soon.:)
Nope. I read 20 minutes here somewhere, and the two times I've experienced the feature myself (I usually view them right away), they came after 20 minutes, and they rang and vibrated.

They're coming in 5-minute intervals for you?
 

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Nope. I read 20 minutes here somewhere, and the two times I've experienced the feature myself (I usually view them right away), they came after 20 minutes, and they rang and vibrated.

They're coming in 5-minute intervals for you?
Oh,my bad I guess. As stated I haven't tried it yet, but I could have bet the farm that it was 5 min. intervals. I though that is what Apple stated.

Disregard my 5 min. statement.:oops:
 

xcissexc

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i get a sound and vibrate alert after 5 mins of not checking and then after 10 and 15 mins i only get vibrate
 

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Mine happens every 5 mins with a ring and a vibrate.