Notification sounds and bluetooth

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BadMonkey, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. BadMonkey macrumors newbie

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    I noticed that my new iPhone 8 plus has been intermittently muting my text message sounds and possibly other notifications. I posted a question about this last week with the only response being to take it in to the store. I did today and they ran a full hardware check which the phone passed.

    I also just now discovered that notification sounds are being passed through bluetooth to my car and when listening to radio, I can't hear anything. If I'm streaming music or whatever over the car's system the notification plays. When away from my car and have a bluetooth headset connected the sounds come through the headset. Of course since they're not always in my ears I will miss the notifications.

    Google turns up plenty of discussions about this annoying issue but most seem like iOS 8 and earlier. Is there a solution to this for iOS11 that I'm not seeing in the settings?

    TLDR: I'm looking to have notification sounds pass through the iPhone 8 plus speaker when the phone is connected to bluetooth devices (car, earbuds, etc) because they're easily missed otherwise.
     
  2. mritech macrumors regular

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    It’s a iOS 11 glitch. I had iOS 11 beta on my 7plus before getting the 8. You’re phone is fine
     
  3. BadMonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info, I really didn't mean to be asking about the condition of my phone as much as the ability to tweak these settings somewhere in the iOS. If its a glitch I have no problem waiting out a fix.
     
  4. mritech macrumors regular

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    Some people didn’t get iOS 11 until they got a new phone so I let you know both scenarios in 1 sentence
     
  5. BadMonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Much appreciated brother! This is my first iPhone so not as familiar with iOS on the phone yet.
     

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