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Text Tone won't sound on iPhone 4S

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kozzyval Calculating status...
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Nov 29, 2011 5:26 PM

Just noticed this happening today, but when I receive a text, the tone won't sound. All the other audio works (games, wooshing back and forth text sounds when in the keyboard view)

Does anyone know what this is all about?

Thanks!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • nick.delena Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2011 7:40 PM (in response to kozzyval)

    I just started experiencing this in the past day or two. I noticed as my phone was quiet for several hours. When I turned it on I had quite a few missed texts. It seems to alert me to emails and other application-specific alerts, but not text. I've also noticed text messages sent via Google Voice (which I use) do not produce an alert. Not sure if it's related.

  • Sonyman7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2011 9:26 PM (in response to kozzyval)

    I have the same problem. It started the first time I set my phone to mute. After that, I can't get text tones to work.

  • chadfrombklyn Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to kozzyval)

    Even if I change the tone I can't hear it as o change it. Not only that but my music wont play thru the speak

  • Nicholas Ferrario Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to kozzyval)

    I had the same problem.  I did a hard reboot and it was fixed.  It seems every time I kill the text message process it happens and I have to reboot.

  • Birdstud Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to kozzyval)

    I solved my (no text tones) issue by going into - Settings>>Do Not Disturb - and turned it OFF.  Don't ask me why all of a sudden, I lost my text tones, but I did.  I had the Do Not Disturb switch in the "on" position since I first got the (IPhone 4) so darned if I know what changed...just know that when I turned that feature OFF - Voila...text tones again.

  • MrAnderrrson Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to kozzyval)

    I was getting SO frustrated because I couldn't hear my text tones. Sound with phone calls and whatnot worked, but for whatever reason the text tone wouldn't work - although the vibrate did. I realized that my vehicle is parked right outside my room window and the phone connected to my bluetooth device in the vehicle. So, make sure that you device isn't connecting to a bluetooth device (for sound or even FM transmitting) because that may save you some headache and hassle - as I was JUST about to restore my phone.

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