If I make any changes in the course of the conversation such as choosing a new tone, the next incoming message sounds it correctly, then subsequent messages lose that tone again. Apple's fakakta decision to only disconnect bluetooth and wifi from the control center, not disable them, muddied the waters. . I think this may be why. I stream music daily via bluetooth so this is a pain to implement.
Going into Settings and truly turning off bluetooth got my audio text notifications back 100%. An update: bluetooth was the culprit in my case. I reset my phone numerous times. Find the contact whose text tone you want to change. I can go to bed now. You can do this through the Contacts menu in the Phone app or the standalone app, both of which come built into the iPhone.
I'm not sure why bluetooth is preventing lock screen notifications from working properly, but that seems to be the case for me. Find the contact you want to change and tap it. But, I don't always get a tone alert. Sometimes I want to take off the headset without disconnecting. Keep in mind that these steps were written for a different issue, but they will still help us isolate the situation further.
You can also do the same thing with text messages by changing your iPhone text tones. Changing ringtones is one of the best and most fun ways to. When the screen is locked my phone doesn't vibrate or make a sound when I get an e-mail or text message. It will work for awhile and then stop working. It affects text and phone notifications.
All settings are correct no changes from before when there were no issues. My problem with message tones is this: when a new conversation is started I get a notification tone, but for subsequent messages the tone reverts to a kind of Swoosh in reverse, not audible unless you're looking out for it. Notifications are coming through the device but not the phone. The screen stays off, not notification sounds, nothing to indicate that an alert has arrived. Sort of a Do Not Disturb for a single contact.
That is, I don't always get a tone alert on my lock screen. I have also noticed that if my phone has bluetooth turned off in settings then it does display notifications properly when the phone is locked. Hello GuestQuestion, Thanks for that info and choosing the Apple Support Communities. On the iPad that means having a New Message open so that existing conversations aren't visible. Close the conversation so that you only see the headers, and the tone sounds just fine. The banner still shows when I wake my phone.
If I understand correctly, you are unable to get audio notifications on your iPhone as expected. I'm having the same issues with my Iphone 8 Plus. Middle of the night, finally realised what is happening: you don't get a message tone if the conversation is open. I was also frustrated by this problem. I suspected Bluetooth is the culprit and when I have a device connected.
Once you're in your contact list, you can browse your contacts or search them. It's especially fun to assign a different ringtone to each person in your address book so you can know who's calling without even looking at your iPhone's screen. . . .
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