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Authored by: mdwittenberg on Sep 05, '13 08:35:44AM

I'm all for sharing "the basics" for audience members who area simply new to a platform, however I've grown to know Mac OS X Hints to generally offer a higher standard of how-to.

For this hint in particular, I'm surprised to see two verbose paragraphs which fail to mention several fundamental exceptions. For one, alarms (set by the Apple Clock app) override the silent toggle as do timers. Also, as mentioned by another commenter above, there is no mention of how to further ensure your iPhone will be silent by turning off Emergency and Amber alerts. Even then, I would have thought MacOSXHints would have pointed out, for the benefit of their readers, that unless disabled FindMyiPhone will *always* have the ability to make the phone chirp.

@bryguy: Settings > Notifications [Scroll all the way down]

@robleach: When you know an ad is about to come up try: double tapping the home button to activate the multitasking tray, sliding to the left to the media controls, and sliding to the left again to reveal a persistent media volume control.

Edited on Sep 05, '13 08:36:25AM by mdwittenberg

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Authored by: robleach on Sep 17, '13 08:22:59AM

Thanks! Great tip. (Though I don't agree with the commentary on the quality of the hints. Some hints are good, some not so good, but they're all dependent on the community. If awesome pro tips aren't getting submitted, then they've got to post something. I look at it more as a malleable ebb and flow sort of thing - you get dry spells where the hints don't really relate to you and then there are times when every hint is right up your alley.)

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