Is this normal behavior for all mobile phones, or just an iPhone quirk?<br><br>When I get ONE voicemail, and no other calls, the phone icon shows a (2). That's 1 for the missed call AND 1 for the voicemail, total 2. That always happens--even though it's a single call, which went to voicemail.<br><br>Now, obviously a voicemail IS a missed call, and ought to be in Recents like it is. But it seems silly to also put a 1 alert for the missed call that already sent to voicemail, making you think you got a voicemail AND some other missed call. Plus you have to go two places to clear the alerts: listening to the voicemail still leaves you with a (1) on your phone icon, until you go to recents to clear it.<br><br>Is that just how cell phones work? It seems avoidable to me.<br><br>Even if the phone can't be sure at first whether the person will go to voicemail and just hang up, it could still tell afterwards that there's a voice message 1 or 2 minutes after a missed call, from the same number. So keep it in the recents list, but don't show (2) on the home screen.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Hey there, NG4, I mean Nagromme -----------> In case you missed it.<br><br>No iPhone here, but one ding for a missed call and one for voice mail is normal on any phone I've had, but not all in one icon. On both my old Sony Z520 and my current RAZR it shows separate screens for missed calls and voicemail. If I have 3 missed calls, it will say 3 missed calls when I open the phone, I hit View to see who called, or Cancel which sends it to the Voicemail screen, showing how many missed voicemails, I have an option to call voicemail or cancel in that screen. If I cancel it brings me to the home screen.<br><br>They are two separate events. One occurs on your phone, the other elsewhere. The voicemail system would have to be intelligent enough to know that your last missed call went to voicemail, and then send the info back to the phone to delete the incoming call. But, if the caller went to voicemail and decided not leave a message at the last second and you only hear the hang up click in the voicemail, voicemail may see it as a message, and delete the incoming call or alert from the phone, so you would have no way of knowing they called unless you go to Recents every time you open the phone.<br><br>After that all that is left on the home screen is one small icon showing I have unchecked voicemail as a reminder, not the number of unchecked, just that there are.<br><br>So if I read you right, the iPhone will always show how many missed calls until you go to Recents and acknowledge that you received incoming calls, and then clear them, or does just going to Recents clear them? After clearing, it still lists the number that called right? <br><br>I like the standard cell phone way, it lets you know right away, then gets rid of it. You looked at, you've got calls, get rid of it and move on. Maybe there is a setting in the iPhone for that? In the Recents list on my phones it puts a little icon next to the phone number, missed, dialed, received, or you can view by separate screens for each. I know the iPhone has a button for each, but does it show an icon in the combined list for what kind of recent call yet, just curious. I'm surprised at the little things they haven't implemented, like copy paste.<br><br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
My motorola razr phone will show 1 voicemail and if I clear that, then it shows 1 missed call.<br><br>What gets me is a few days later it may show that I missed that call...again, even though I already cleared it.<br><br><br><br>my photos
Cool... not only was I never in that thread... I seldom even visit the Lounge <br><br>Here's how the iPhone works--it's not bad, but it could be better:<br><br>The phone icon has a badge (just like email) that shows the total number of missed calls and messages. So a (3) could mean 3 missed calls, or 2 missed and a voicemail.<br><br>When you tap the phone app, you now see two different numbers, one on the Recents icon and one on the Voicemail icon.<br><br>So when someone calls and is missed, your phone app icon gets a (1) badge. If they leave a message, then a minute later it changes to a (2). When you tap the icon, you'll see a (1) for Recents and another (1) for Voicemail.<br><br>Your Recents list contains numbers you talked to (in black) whether incoming or outgoing, and numbers called and were missed (in red). You can view All calls, or just Missed. You can Clear the list but you don't have to and I never do. Just viewing the list does not clear it, but it DOES clear the number badge.<br><br>Your Voicemail number badge stays until you listen to the messages.<br><br>That's OK, but I'd rather they did something more sophisticated than the (2) on your phone badge. Basically, the way it is now, EVERY voicemail will add 2 to the badge. I think it should add only 1. Simplest solution: just don't include voicemails in the phone app badge at all! That call is already there as a (1), and you already have to check it. Now, if you view the Recents list just after missing the call, and so the (1) is cleared, and THEN a moment later the voicemail comes in, then the (1) should appear again. That should be easy for the phone to understand: if a voicemail comes in, and there has just been a missed call (still in the "badge list") from that same number, then they only need to show (1), not (2) on the phone app. But if the missed call from that number is NOT counting towards the badge (because you viewed it just now), then DO add 1 to the badge.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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