Thank you! That is a shame to hear it’s working as designed. I just assumed anything added to Favorites would go through, since it goes to the trouble of asking which contact method for a person you wish to “favorite.”
The Emergency Bypass is a cool idea, but it goes too far. I don’t have any plans to do so any time soon, but it would suck to be in a movie theater and have an “emergency” call come in, since it doesn’t even respect the silent switch. If I were Apple, I’d not only make the Favorites feature more logical (bypassing all chosen methods, not just phone calls), I’d also add a way to specify various levels of emergency for Emergency Bypass, and a master on/off switch for Emergency Bypass, because, if someone did use the feature and decide to see a movie, it would be very easy to forget just one person as you disable Emergency Bypass one by one…
I’d also make a way to make the alert “vibrate only” to protect against this situation. I realize you can set the ringtone/alert tone as a vibration pattern, but that’s not something I’d want to have to adjust every time my situation changes, either.
Mom and I will have to discuss our options given these limitations.
I wonder if Emergency Bypass also bypasses Do Not Disturb While Driving. I’d hate for a loud/sudden alert to startle her as she’s driving… If that’s the case, I won’t ever try that feature.