no sound when receiving text

jdela010

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When i get a text message my phone only vibrates no sound comes out. My phone rings when i get a call and i do have the tri-tone on for when i receive a text but no sound comes out when i do. Am i missing a setting somewhere?
 

Saverino

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Is the switch on the left side of the phone, above the volume switch, if you look at it, and see an ?orange dot, slide it to the other position and it should make a sound when you get texts or the phone rings.
 

Saverino

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Well then, in that case, I've had the same issue. The only fix for me was to restart my phone. I think the issue stopped when I updated to 2.0.1. Are you on 2.0, or 2.0.1?
 

magermeister

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your not alone haha lol i had the same problem i think it must be on affecting some ppl because i kept being told bascially that i didn' know how to work my phone hahaha thats funny but yes i know what you mean and i know all your settings r right but i took my phone into Apple on monday for light showing through on the sides and got it replaced yesterday not sure if its working with the text lol because my service is down but what was odd was i ad to update the phone wen i got home yesterday hmmm... weird but i shall let you know.
 

BigCiX

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When i get a text message my phone only vibrates no sound comes out. My phone rings when i get a call and i do have the tri-tone on for when i receive a text but no sound comes out when i do. Am i missing a setting somewhere?
this problem is pretty common. turn your phone off then back on. Your sound should be back.
 

miggs1310

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it only goes out on "tri tone" for me, i wonder if it has anything to do with the phone also using "tri tone" for voicemail messages?
 

rjm1489

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Solution!

When i get a text message my phone only vibrates no sound comes out. My phone rings when i get a call and i do have the tri-tone on for when i receive a text but no sound comes out when i do. Am i missing a setting somewhere?

I had the same problem, i called Apple and they told me to restore my phone. It worked, hasn't done it since. Just make sure you back up your phone before u do the restore kuz it wipes it clean. then once its restored iTunes will sync the phone back to the way you had it apps etc. to back it up just right click your iPhone in iTunes and hit "back up"
 

iChristian

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No problem, bro. If you want to thank me, click on the Thanks! button on the far bottom right of my post :D Haha no one has thanked me yet. Makes me pretty sad not gonna lie bro. haha.
 

iChristian

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Thanks bro! You just gave me my first thanks. You're officially awesome. haha. Hope you don't have anymore problems with your iPhone.
 

qanosreme

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hold the home and sleep/wake button simultaneously until the silver Apple logo appears and this should fix the problem.
You don't have to hard reset like this to fix the sms alert sound, you can just reset the phone normally (turn it on and off). Hopefully we won't have to do this at all sometime soon tho..