iPhone random alerts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikes63737, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Today I was sitting at my desk with my phone right in front of me and I heard it play the new text message sound and vibrate. I unlocked it, and there was no red bubble over the SMS icon, which means that I didn't get a message. I'm sure it was a text message alert because I didn't get a new e-mail or voicemail either and they play different sounds. But it did alert me that I got a new message. Strange.

    Has this happened to anyone?
  2. mikes63737 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Almost the opposite.

    There was no new message, but it vibrated and played the new message sound.
  3. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    Maybe you just accidently pushed down the volume off button. When you push it down the phone vibrates.
  4. russelleades macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    i've had the exact same problem, seems to occur everyday now in that a message alert soundsand there will be no new message. Also i've only had this problem since i downloaded 2.1. I assume that these phantom alerts are a result of the new software?
  5. Rybold macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2008
    California, USA
    Are you sure you have "Fetch New Data" set to Off in the Settings? If you have it set to check every 30 minutes, and you have new mail, it is going to vibrate or sound every 30 minutes.
  6. Elven macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    Mine did this yesterday played the new e-mail sound, and yet their was nothing.

    Very strange.
  7. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    same thing happened to me on monday at Alton Towers...

    was sat on the monorail and heard the sound, as did my friends, but no message.

  8. manhattanmania macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    happens to me too, 3 times so far. next text sound but no new text.
  9. russelleades macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Finally figured it out.

    The new 2.1 software includes a repeat message alert system. i.e. if you don't read the incoming message it will repeat the alert in c5minutes after receipt. Unfortunatelty you cannot switch off this function and it appears it has malfunctioned at the repeat alert happens even if you do read the message.

    Hopefully apple will fix this is the next firmware update.
  10. DBSABZB macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2008
    I've been having the same problem as everyone else. Additionally, I have read all of my texts, so I don't think it's repeating the alert because I haven't read them.

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