"New Text" alert goes off twice when I get a text

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LoneWolf121188, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I get a text, my iPhone (3G) will do the normal "New Text" alert, and the screen will come on and display the text. However, about 3-5 minutes later, it'll do the alert noise/vibration again, but the screen won't come on or anything. This happens whether or not I actually read the text or reply to it or anything else. Any ideas as to what's going on?
     
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    This is a feature that Apple added with one of the last firmware updates because users were complaining that one alert isn't enough. You seem not to think it is a "feature," but that's what the iPhone does if you don't open a text message after the first alert. In my experience, later notices don't occur if you have opened the message.
     
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Just check your messages. All it takes is a slide to unlock..
     
  4. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I guess I should have emphasized this bit. ;)

    Just to be clear: even if I check the message and reply to it, it'll still go off twice.
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Same thing happens to me! I have no idea why. I have read the message and it still goes off. Its pretty weird.
     
  6. peteerm macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know it just helps to delete the whole conversation....
     
  7. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    That's a new one to me. I have only experienced repeat notices for messages I haven't opened.
     

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