Glass SMS tone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hansolo79, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. hansolo79 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Anybody else glass SMS sound weird if your in the middle of an app and you get a text?
  2. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    i do i actualy prefer it over tri-tone the more i use it. but when apple decides custom to allow custom sms tones ill go to that, but i think it will be along time before we gewt to that so ill use glass for now.
  3. randomusername macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Never had that kind of problem, but I use the obnoxious clown horn now.
  4. sallythemac Guest

    Jun 16, 2008
    Could it be the distorted tones that have been discussed on MR and Apple Discussions?

    e.g. here and here.
  5. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Yes, I know, it's absolutely hysterical.
  6. hansolo79 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Seen a thread where others are having the same issue. Thanks for responding unlike the other jackass who thought it was funny.
  7. AaronHeth macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Savannah, Georgia
    I have the exact same thing!

    It doesn't seem like a speaker distortion issue, because it isn't coming from the normal speaker.

    It only happens when I'm on the phone with someone, and my head is against the phone. It doesn't sound like glass but distorted--it sounds like a completely different tone. I thought it was a feature actually, and only for glass, since it's so high-pitched it kind of hurts right next to your ear during a phone call.

    I know this is a ridiculous notion, but I'm not quite sure what else to make of it.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  9. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    My sister has her phone set to that, and it just went off about 10 minutes ago, and i thought the same thing. It normally sounds... normal.. for lack of a better word.. but this time it sounded strange (she was on facebook on it), but that was the only time.
  10. notjustgc macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    I'm quite certain this is the same distortion issue others are experiencing with the tri-tone and other sounds (even the "charging" sound). It only happens at certain times or under certain conditions.
  11. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2004
    I just took my iPhone in for repair because of some weird screen flickering. They did a diagnostics test and couldn't find anything wrong. They were about to send me away and do nothing for me when I pointed out the distorted glass sound.

    Basically, if I'm on a call, whether on speaker or regular style, and I get a text message, the sound is distorted (set to glass). But if I'm not on a call, it's fine. And if I'm using headphones, it's fine.

    Anyway, when I pointed out the issue, the genius said, "That's not right, let me swap it for a new one."

    He did. Activated it. I left the store. Same issue.

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