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Support Alerts on G1.. very limited?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rposeidon, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. rposeidon

    rposeidon New Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2008
    I like to think that I am pretty good at figuring phones and whatnot out... but I guess I need some help here.
    1) Is there any way to silence the ringer, but have the phone vibrate ONLY for texts and phone calls? Like most other phones?
    2) While on a phone call, I would like a notification of sorts of a received text message or email, besides just an icon. Anything?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!


  2. gPhunk

    gPhunk Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Unlike Windows Mobile you don't have the luxury of just selecting a profile with a vibrate notification, YET. (I'm sure some saavy programmer is out there plugging away for us right now!) What you have to do in the interim is go in and tell each function (Email, Ring, Messages) to vibrate when you get a notification. For example:

    If you want your phone to vibrate when you get a call go to Settings ==> Sound & Display ==> Phone Vibrate (Or you can press the volume bar on the side of the phone down until it Vibrates)

    If you want your G1 to vibrate when you receive a text, you have to go into Messages==> Hit Menu ==> Settings ==> Vibrate

    If you want your G1 to vibrate when you receive an email, you have to go into Email==> Hit Menu ==> Account Settings ==> Vibrate

    Once you have the Vibrate option checked within these menus, whenever you put the phone on Vibrate (via the side volume bar) you will get vibrate notifications for your emails/texts. (So you only have to do this once) If you have the ringer on, you will get whatever ringtone you have selected for that particular notification PLUS a brief vibrate.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Flatman

    Flatman Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Good info...thanks.

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