Text notification sound not going through on headphones?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by itisme1760, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    Is this a new iOs 6 feature? Vibrate switch is on and I have headphones in but the notification sounds don't go through like they used to on my iPhone 4S running iOS 5 ?
  2. Jdem2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    NJ and PA
    I don't think this is isolated to when headphones are plugged in. I very rarely get audible notifications for txts since iOS 6...on either the 4s or the 5.
  3. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    I used to get all sorts of notification sounds over headphones with the vibrate switch on. Now I don't! It's frustrating to need to check the phone manually for notifications when it could alert me via a sound through to my headphones.
  4. Photogdave macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2011
    Ive nticed things too.
    Ok, so iOS 6 has been great......for me.
    But I have noticed a couple times,
    When I'm texting back and forth sometimes I don't get an alert.
    Example: Normally when texting, if the person you're texting to responds while window is open,
    You get that "Zoom" sound, I get that.
    But if you leave that window or lock screen, your selected tone should sound.
    I've noticed sometimes I get nothing, I turn screen on to find they responded and I didn't know. This I've only notice sense iOS 6?

    Anyone else notice this.

    Anyway, just curious about others. Other than this I haven't noticed any issues to speak of.
    Also, where do I complain to Apple. As in, is there a report a problem area beside the Genius guys
  5. NedFlanders macrumors member


    Nov 6, 2011
    Personally I don't see this as a problem. I prefer not to have my music interrupted by notifications. I actually see this as an upgrade to the way it was before.

    Having said that I think they should allow the user to choose if they want notifications over the music when the vibrate only switch is toggled on.
  6. itisme1760 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    I'm getting zero notification sounds through the headphones with the mute switch on even though it's always done so before. So wack iOS6
  7. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    by "mute switch on" do you mean "vibrate only" (orange mark visible in switch) or "make sound" (orange mark not visible)

    to me, "mute switch on" means you have the device muted and in vibrate only mode, and it won't make noise, either through the speaker or headphones.
    which is how it's always been, because i have a bad habit of playing with the switch and leaving it off, and not hearing things when they come in.

    if the mute switch is off, (make noise mode or orange mark not visible) it will make alert noises in the headphones.
  8. Hawtin macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    When I'm using the phone and get a text notification, naturally you swipe down to view the text in notification centre. In iOS 6 when I swipe down it takes at least 10secs for the text to appear in notification centre. Never had this previous iOS's

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