08-27-2015 02:39 PM
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  1. dkediger's Avatar
    Ehh, I suppose someone could make an app that makes a sound repeat at set intervals. Odds are good that a message will have been received during the interval between sounds, So there you go - an app that plays a repeating sound when a notification is active.

    As for myself, I'm not away from my phone that much. When I am, I just wake it and deal.
    08-25-2015 08:08 PM
  2. dkediger's Avatar
    Every 2 minutes x10 = 20 minutes about 100 minutes fewer than OP requirements...
    And yeah - if the guy across the hall has left his phone and it's chiming that periodically, it's gonna end up in his desk drawer or in a box....
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    08-25-2015 08:12 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    And yeah - if the guy across the hall has left his phone and it's chiming that periodically, it's gonna end up in his desk drawer or in a box....

    In which case Find My Phone will get more usage than necessary.
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    08-25-2015 08:14 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    So basically you are saying that every platform but Windows has a war against women?
    Talk about a stretch. Taffy couldn't compare to that one.
    08-25-2015 09:35 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yep, almost as good. You still have to remember to look at the phone every few minutes, although the flash might well draw your attention. I find it completely bizarre that Windows phones don't have an LED for that very purpose. Needless to say, all other smartphones do, and many (admittedly not all) dumbphones, too.
    I have a Moto X, and it does not have an LED. I also don't use any of those repeating whistle sounds on my Moto X.
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    08-25-2015 09:54 PM
  6. bsbharath1987's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile supports third party apps to access text messages. You can see it in the Settings->Privacy->Messaging. Are we absolutely sure that, given that MS has given access to third party apps to send/read SMS, they won't be given permission to repeatedly alert users of unread messages?
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    08-25-2015 11:04 PM
  7. Oh Ya1's Avatar
    Sorry but what's unimportant to you may be very important to others. I think this would be a great feature for enterprise (and enterprising customers! :-))
    08-25-2015 11:38 PM
  8. mayconvert's Avatar
    iPhone has a setting to do this. jus sayin.
    08-26-2015 12:06 AM
  9. estidi's Avatar
    Does this feature exists in WP 8.1? I remember when I got my Lumia first set up, an unopened SMS will ring every several minutes until I open it. I didn't remember what I did to disable it though.
    08-26-2015 01:40 AM
  10. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    Does this feature exists in WP 8.1? I remember when I got my Lumia first set up, an unopened SMS will ring every several minutes until I open it. I didn't remember what I did to disable it though.
    Really? If so, that would be fantastic and exactly what I've been looking for. HOWEVER, I'm almost certain your memory is of something else - all of the expert advice I've had from the programming community confirms that this simply cannot be done on WP7, 8 or 10.

    If you can prove them wrong, that would be amazing.
    08-26-2015 04:08 AM
  11. djeire84's Avatar
    Me thinks that too much time and energy has been needlessly given on this topic. Anyone else?
    08-26-2015 04:25 AM
  12. M7H's Avatar
    Me thinks that too much time and energy has been needlessly given on this topic. Anyone else?
    Me thinks a lot of topics have this same problem.
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    08-26-2015 04:33 AM
  13. djeire84's Avatar
    Me thinks a lot of topics have this same problem.

    Its a feature no body wants yet its getting tonnes of feedback, the LED suggestion is the only good I have found in the post. Continuously beeping phones seriously like. Ha ha but u are right though :)
    08-26-2015 04:50 AM
  14. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile supports third party apps to access text messages. You can see it in the Settings->Privacy->Messaging. Are we absolutely sure that, given that MS has given access to third party apps to send/read SMS, they won't be given permission to repeatedly alert users of unread messages?
    That is very interesting! I hadn't found that setting. As you say, this definitely suggests that apps can access the SMS messages, quite the opposite of what I was told on the developer forums.

    This gets more and more curious. Thank you, bsbharath1987, this gives me some ammunition to go back to the developers with.

    Edit: Apparently a developer CAN access the necessary APIs, but they need to be granted some kind of special status by Microsoft. And then what happens is that when the app tries to access the SMS messages API, the phone contacts Microsoft and gets permission to either proceed or cause a runtime failure.

    So now the challenge is how to get this special status.
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    08-26-2015 05:11 AM
  15. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    Its a feature no body wants yet its getting tonnes of feedback, the LED suggestion is the only good I have found in the post. Continuously beeping phones seriously like. Ha ha but u are right though :)
    Well, no matter what you think about it, every dumbphone I've ever owned provided it. So it can't be that weird, can it?
    08-26-2015 05:12 AM
  16. djeire84's Avatar
    Well, no matter what you think about it, every dumbphone I've ever owned provided it. So it can't be that weird, can it?

    Ok yes all the last generation phones had the feature and some android and apple devices has it but like if thats what you look for in a phone research first like I did when I was considering buying the 640XL I put it out to the fellow Windows central community and they were really helpful. I was moving between windows phones so I knew the OS but what I really valued were their hardware reviews, battery, camera and overall performance.
    08-26-2015 05:19 AM
  17. Pete's Avatar
    The LED notification may come in with the new hardware. We already see it in the Windows 10 mobile settings, so we may see that implemented in a useful way.

    The ability to annoy your friends/family/co-workers with repeated notification sounds when you leave your phone behind is another matter. If there's significant numbers of people asking for that feature, then it might happen.
    08-26-2015 05:21 AM
  18. djeire84's Avatar
    The LED notification may come in with the new hardware. We already see it in the Windows 10 mobile settings, so we may see that implemented in a useful way.

    The ability to annoy your friends/family/co-workers with repeated notification sounds when you leave your phone behind is another matter. If there's significant numbers of people asking for that feature, then it might happen.

    Judging on the views here it doesn't seem like its gaining ground, the LED is the only suggestion getting some traction though so I suppose without the OP putting his question out there we wouldn't of gotten to the LED suggestion.
    08-26-2015 05:24 AM
  19. Pete's Avatar
    Notification LEDs have been covered for a long time here, but we don't know when they'll come to light (excuse the pun).
    08-26-2015 05:29 AM
  20. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    .......if thats what you look for in a phone research first like I did......
    You are quite right! I foolishly assumed WP8 would support such a basic feature, so I went ahead a bought the phone. I was surprised and disappointed when I found out the feature didn't exist. All my previous phones (dumbphones and Android phones) provided it so it never crossed my mind it was something that needed research.

    I just assumed that W10M would have the feature added in as part of Microsoft's ongoing improvement program, but again I was wrong to assume that.
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    08-26-2015 05:32 AM
  21. djeire84's Avatar
    You are quite right! I foolishly assumed WP8 would support such a basic feature, so I went ahead a bought the phone. I was surprised and disappointed when I found out the feature didn't exist. All my previous phones (dumbphones and Android phones) provided it so it never crossed my mind it was something that needed research.

    I just assumed that W10M would have the feature added in as part of Microsoft's ongoing improvement program, but again I was wrong to assume that.


    So its not the phones fault or the OS fault that you got the wrong phone for you. When your handing over money be it large or small amounts u have to do your research, if your getting good value for money.

    **Just to add I am sorry your windows phone experience has been a bad one though can you get refund?**
    08-26-2015 05:36 AM
  22. MarkAllett's Avatar
    I've long since said that complicated devices such as this should support a quite simple scripting language, perhaps with a little visual designer. This would alleviate the problem of us wanting features and scenarios that the designer hasn't thought of. Every behaviour shouldn't need to be coded-in directly and switched on/off with a toggle. Most things that happen on the phone should generate events and other things should be able to react to those events and do something else. If you want your phone to send a text to someone whenever someone else texts you, script it in. If you want to play a sound every time you switch the screen on, script it in. If you want your phone to text the wife to say you're setting off home whenever it pairs with your car bluetooth, script it in. *So* many features could be supported, with the addition of a simple scripting language.
    djeire84 and Steve Thackery like this.
    08-26-2015 05:55 AM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I have a Moto X, and it does not have an LED. I also don't use any of those repeating whistle sounds on my Moto X.
    The whistle is a Samsung exclusive, not Android. Had them on my previous WP Samsungs.
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    08-26-2015 06:49 AM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    This thread is getting dangerously close to being closed. I'm still seeing some good suggestions coming in so we'll keep it going. Stay on topic, refrain from personal jabs and most of all, EVERYBODY'S opinion counts.
    08-26-2015 06:55 AM
  25. Fabiothepianist's Avatar
    I am 100% with Steve Thackery, people have different needs in their lives, and for those who don't "share the bed with their phone", this feature is absolutely needed and urgent. It is always deactivateable and may be set for whatever sound or vibration. Look at the old symbian's "Remind me".

    I don't get the hostility to understand how useful it would be, for example when you're at home just like someone already said...
    It would simply save you in those times you wanna be saved, so it's silly to say that something so shallow for the very same microsoft to implement, is useless.

    Microsoft I'm still waiting for this feature, just like another percentage of future windows phone's customers.
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    08-26-2015 07:16 AM
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