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SMS alert doesn't always go off?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by michael31986, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000

    i have gotten 2 texts recently and the sound did not go off,but it went off for all my other texts all day. i am using "chime". i remember this happening a bit with 2.0 software in the beg. this also happened a bityesterday. anyone have this?
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    I have noticed it and I haven't figured out a pattern yet. It doesn't "ding" when the SMS app is open and the active chat receives a message but it's also missed a few when that's not the case. Weird.
  3. macrumors member

    I had a couple of times today where there was no sound when an SMS came through.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Same here, I just saw the screen light up with no sound...

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    Another item to add to the bug list in 3.0.
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    good its not only me. i was thinking i had to do a restore as new iphone.
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    This is not just a 3.0 bug as I've had it for quite awhile. A restart of the phone fixes it.
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    This issue was horrible for me with 2.0. 2.1 fixed it for me and ever since then i would lose a text sound very rarely, but the next text would bring the sound back. Same thing for 3.0 with me, every once in a while the sound wont come with the text, but if you leave it be, the reminder sound comes after 5 minutes and usually the sound comes back with the next text.
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    Hasn't fixed it for me :(
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    restarting it doesn't fix it. when i had 2.1 it always worked. but with 2.0 it was a always on and off constantly.

    3.0 seems to have a bug. mine jsut did it and i had done a full restore and set up as a new iphone. It didnt' happen on 2.1.1 or w/e the one before 3.0 was, so i know its not me lol

    i wonder if 3.0 on 3gs has it also

    I don't get what you mean
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    If you're chatting with me and that screen is open when you get a message from me, you don't get the same sound as when the screen is closed. I'm not sure if it makes a sound at all when the screen is open to me and I send you a message. I almost always close the app entirely after sending a text message to ensure it rings upon reply, rather than leave it open to the person I'm texting where it may or may not make any noise.
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    If u have the app open and your phone is not off (as in you can see the SMS app open) it wouldn't make a ding noise. It makes a zoom noise thing. That's normal.
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    Right, that was my point. But the totally missing sound is different. There's no zooming noise or anything. I did pay closer attention to it today and didn't notice any missing noises, however, so maybe it's just my imagination. To quote the Blues Brothers as a loud train goes by the window to their tenement room:

    Jake: How often does the train go by?

    Elwood: So often you won't even notice.
  14. macrumors 68000

    i heard the zoom sound when texts get sent. with the app open or close. at least i think i do lol.

    either way this is about sms sound not always going off, but then going off for like 100 more texts then ir might randomly stop again. i got it 1 or 2 times today. its so weird.
  15. macrumors regular

    has happened about 3 or 4 times to me so far and I have only had this thing for a day. Glad I'm not the only one and it must be software.
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    Is that eith 3G S or 3G
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    i need to know is this 3g or 3gs people
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    I've been having issues.
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    ok this is definetly software. whats funny is today i ahd the same thing happen with my aim push! i got an alert for Aim and no sound came jsut a vibrate and the box showed up! then it worked for the rest of the night! weird

    does everyone have this? i think whats funny is some people don't notice they have it cause A) they dont get that many texts. B) they have it on vibrate!
  21. macrumors newbie

    Same problem since upgrading to 3.0. Random notification sounds on both my 3G and 3GS iPhones.
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    ok so its a 3.0 thing. that means its def. software related. did any of you report this to apple bugs? i did. we all should this way it gets noticed! also you guys notice it happens with aim push in same way.
  23. macrumors regular

    same problem for me and i do a lot of texting so its pretty often that a new text comes in and theres no sound. i always close the text app after using it so that i make sure to get new alerts.

    im even getting the bug where there is no new alert on the screen until i unlock the phone sometimes.
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    everyone should post if its with a 3g or 3gs phone, but someone before did mention it was with their 3gs. Its safe to safe its a software flaw and not hardware.
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    same, I have noticed the same thing.

    So, story is, always close the window.

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