Text tones ringing twice for one message

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Thytallfella, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    I just started noticing that on my iPhone 4S when I receive a new text message the text tone will ring twice almost stuttering in the beginning and ending cleanly. It didn't bother me in the beginning until now I am getting annoyed since I constantly think I am getting two messages, but only get one. I've tried multiple different text tones, but all seem to be having the same issue.
  2. macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2007
    Settings, Notifications, Messages, Repeat Alert > Never
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    That's not it.
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2007
    Whoops. Have not been awake long enough to read the OP. And you're right mine does this too.
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2008
  6. Contributor


    Oct 28, 2003
    I'm having this problem too, has any figured out a fix to this?
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
    Registered just so I could reply to this topic.

    I have the exact same problem. Bought my 4s the weekend of launch. I have vibrate on along with Tri-tone set for all my alerts (voice mail, text, etc). It stutters/skips right in the middle of the Tri-tone but finishes clearly. However, when the phone rings, it doesn't stutter/skip.

    I have resorted to turning vibrate off. It doesn't stutter/skip with vibrate off.
  8. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    Mine will do this sporadically on my iPhone 4, too. Don't know how to make it stop but eventually it goes away.
  9. macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2011
  10. macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    UT (for the time being, cant leave soon enough)
    Both my wife's phone and my phone does this same thing! its so annoying! never happened with our 4's and still never did this on our 4's when iOS 5 was put on, just seems to be the 4S (at least in our case)
  11. macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV
    Has everyone done a restore from a ios5 on ios4 that has this problem? I was experiencing the same problem from an iCloud restore...so wiped the phone and set it up from scratch...PITA..but it fixed the problem
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    The text vibrate pattern was changed in iOS 4 (or one of the point updates). Emails etc get a single vibrate, texts get a 'double' vibrate, which is one short vibration followed by a longer one.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    This works, I've just done a full restore and it's stopped the stutter.
  14. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I am having the same problem. I went into settings>Notifications>Mesages>Repeat alert Never. Doesn't fix it and it is becoming annoying that when I don't open the message it pops back up in a couple minutes.
  15. macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2009
    Is it possible those are group texts's (multiple people on one text)? I noticed that a text that I had sent to two people, gave two beeps when a reply was sent from one of the recipients.
  16. macrumors member

    May 27, 2009
    Mine does the same thing! It's really annoying.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    I started thread with the problem. I set the notifications to never remind and only ring once, that didn't fix the problem. But now just a week ago it's working just fine! I don't know what happened, but I am very happy haha
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2009
    Notice this happening a couple of times earlier today, bit it's really not a huge deal. After restarting my phone it went away. Let's see if it returns.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    Just got my 4s today and it does the same. It was perfectly normal at first but now when I get a message, the message tone stutters/repeats itself continuously for about seven times (I have it on 'beep' at the moment and have tried other tones) before finally vibrating twice and then stopping.

    It only repeated itself continuously twice at the beginning but it's really starting to hack me off now :l
  21. macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
    it's a fault that can't be remedied by settings. A restore seems the only way. Mine is fine now.
  22. macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2011
    Restored mine twice. Still getting 2 tones.
  23. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2011
    mine used to do it but now it doesnt. no idea why. seems like a software glitch to me.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2009
    I set the phone vibration off on text and it's mostly stopped. Hopefully they'll fix it so I can put the vibrate back on.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    Hmm turned my phone off and turned it back on and it seems to have stopped…

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