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iPhone4s and Charging

When charging iPhone 4s, I turn it off, plug into power outlet, and leave it for 2-3 hours. Then I disconnect power cord and do nothing else.  Question is, is the phone still OFF. In other words, is it still not available for a call and ring tone? I know a call will go to Voicemail, but do not want to have it ring when I am not available. Suggestions? Thanks.

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Master

Re: iPhone4s and Charging

If you touch the home button and it does not display anything, it is off.  Personally I never turn off my iPhone.  I will turn the ringer off and it will eventually go to voice mail.  I like to be able to see if I have calls and more importantly emails.  Turn the ringer by flipping the toggle switch down until you see an organge strip on the toggle.

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Scholar

Re: iPhone4s and Charging


philrob wrote:

When charging iPhone 4s, I turn it off, plug into power outlet, and leave it for 2-3 hours. Then I disconnect power cord and do nothing else.  Question is, is the phone still OFF. In other words, is it still not available for a call and ring tone? I know a call will go to Voicemail, but do not want to have it ring when I am not available. Suggestions? Thanks.


Strange, every time I turn my iPhone 4s off and plug it it.  The phone turns itself back on.  I've never been able to get it to charge in the "off" mode.

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Guru

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If you turn your iPhone off and then plug it in it will turn back on. You would have to plug it in first and than turn it off but I don't think it will charge unless the iPhone is on.
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Professor

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Just tried it. Turned the phone off and then plugged it in. Phone turned back on. Unplugged it, and it stayed on.
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Professor

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PS, you can always put the phone in airplane mode while on the charger. That disconnects it from the cell network, as well as WiFi or anything else.
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ACE - Expert

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Facci wrote:
If you turn your iPhone off and then plug it in it will turn back on. You would have to plug it in first and than turn it off but I don't think it will charge unless the iPhone is on.

Well, it definitely will charge when the phone turns itself off because the battery has totally drained, so I would assume that it does continue to charge if you turn it off. I guess an easy way to test would be take note of the battery percentage when you turn the phone off. If it is higher when you turn it back on, it continued to charge.

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Professor

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By "turn off" do you mean you press and hold thesuspend button on top until "slide to power off" is displayed, then you slide it, to power it off?

 

If you do that it should stay off.

 

If you just press the suspend button on top, that turns off the display and sleeps the phone - it's still very much ON. This is typically what people do - leave it on all the time.

 

 

If you just want to disable the phone at times, why not just put it in airplane mode?

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Mentor

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Last post was how I do it - push button at top of phone until I get power off slide, and slide to off. Then I plug it in for charging. After a few hours, I disconnect it from power outlet, and the phone is back on, asking me to slide for power off. Will try plugging it into power first, then turning it off.  

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Re: iPhone4s and Charging

Check if you have the updated software.
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Mentor

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Just got the phone about two weeks ago, and downloaded updated sofetware at that time. All I want to do is: CHARGE THE PHONE AND NOT HAVE A CALL COME THRU AND RING WHILE I AM SLEEPING. How do we do that simple act?

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Scholar

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Set a Password on it
So when you charge it after its flat (completely dead)
It takes awhile to boot up once you hear the noise turn it of
But with password on it the phone is locked so it should be of
Till u put ur pin in Smiley Wink
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Professor

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It's already been mentioned HOW TO DO IT. Go into settings and put the phone into airplane mode while it's on the charger.
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Scholar

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I will try that once phones flat but I'm pretty sure with a sim pin activated
It cannot ring till u put ur code in aswell Smiley Happy
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Expert

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Kerry78 wrote:
I will try that once phones flat but I'm pretty sure with a sim pin activated
It cannot ring till u put ur code in aswell Smiley Happy


Not sure what you mean by "It cannot ring till u put ur code in aswell Smiley Happy" if the phone is locked and on the charger it will definately riing if someone calls it, if you put the phone in airplane mode it will not

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