How to Fix iPhone Text Message Notification Problems

How to Fix iPhone Text Message Notification Problems

Does your iPhone not make a sound when you receive a text message? Many iPhone users experience this problem and they are not sure why? Normally, when you receive a text or message, your iPhone will notify you of incoming notifications with voice tags, screen alerts or vibration alerts.

In this article, we will explain the possible causes of this problem and how to fix it.

How to Fix iPhone Notification Sound Problems

1. Check your iPhone’s Volume Level

If your iPhone volume is set to a lower level, you might not hear the incoming warning sound. Check the volume level by pressing the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. If the volume level is low, increase it by pressing the Volume Up button several times. See if that fixes the problem. If not, continue with the next method.

2. Check the Ring / Silent Mode switch

Check the Ring / Silent switch on the left side of your iPhone. This switch allows you to set iPhone to Ring or Silent mode. If the switch shows orange, your iPhone is set to silent and therefore the sound is turned off. To hear sound, you need to set your iPhone to Ring mode. To do this, adjust the switch so that orange does not appear. You can also do this from the application settings. To do this, go to Settings> Sound> Ring and Alert> turn on. And move the volume slider to high.

3. Check the Text Tone for the Message

Check whether voice warnings are activated for messages from the Sound Pattern and Vibration section. To do this, go to Settings> Sound & Baptism or Sound (previous model).

Tap Text Tones, then do one of the following:

  • Tap Vibration, then choose an option.
  • Tap the sound under the Warning Tone.

4. Enable Voice Alerts for Specific Apps

You might not hear a warning from certain applications if the notification sounds for that application are turned off. To enable voice alert notifications for an application, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings apps on your iPhone.
  • Tap Notifications.
  • Select the apps you want to get a voice alert.
  • Turn on Allow Notifications to On
  • Toggle Sounds switches to On

5. Turn on Notifications for Messages

To enable notifications for Messages, go to Settings> Notifications> Message. Select the following options:

  • Turn on Allow Notifications to turn on if you haven’t already.
  • Select a voice tag for message notifications.


6. Turn off Do not disturb

If Do Not Disturb is turned on, all incoming alerts will be silenced and you will not hear any sound. Check this by going to Settings> Do Not Disturb. If set to “On“, turn off “Off“.

If you Do Not Disturb is activated for each contact, you can turn it off. To do this, follow these steps.

  • Open the Messaging Apps
  • Select the conversation and swipe left you want to turn off Do not disturb.
  • Tap Show Alert.

You will now receive notifications from this special contact again.

7. Turn off Bluetooth

Check that your iPhone is connected to another Bluetooth enabled sound device. Sometimes audio output from your iPhone might be diverted to a Bluetooth device that is connected to it and therefore, you might not hear an incoming warning on your iPhone speaker. To be sure, this does not cause problems, try disabling Bluetooth on your iPhone.

To do this, Tap Settings> Bluetooth> Turn off Bluetooth.

This will disable the Bluetooth function on your iPhone.


8. Reset your iPhone

If the above solutions do not solve the problem, try resetting your iPhone. Resetting your iPhone will reset all device settings and any changes that might cause problems. To do this, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings application
  • Select General
  • Tap on Reset
  • Select Reset all settings
  • Enter your passcode if prompted
  • Confirm to reset all settings on your iPhone

Your iPhone will reset the settings and then restart after completion. Check whether the problem is resolved. If not continue with the next method.

9. Factory Restore Cell iPhone

This is the last option you can try if the method above doesn’t work. Be sure to back up all your important files and data before proceeding, because doing so will delete all your files in the process. To factory reset your iPhone, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Settings application
  • Tap General
  • Tap Reset
  • Select Delete all content and settings
  • Enter your passcode if prompted
  • Confirm to Wipe your device and restore to factory default

Your iPhone will now continue to erase all data and restore to factory settings.

We hope the solution above will help you fix the sound notification problem on your iPhone. However, if the repair fails, you should consider contacting Apple customer support or visiting the nearest Apple center.

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