Sicne version 16 of iOS I’ve lost something in text message notificaitons. Not only do the never ping when the phone is in use but the volume is a lot lower. Iv;e checked and I have notificatinns set, have my preferred sound and the volume is turned up all the way but if the phone is in my belt pouch I can’t even hear the text message beep at all now. Yet the ring sound is still nice and loud.
Worse, if i am doing somehtign on my phone and I get a message there is nothing audible to indicate it came in. I used to get the same loud beep anytime a message arrived. I LIKE the interruption of a text message sound even if I am doing something because the only times I get text messages is when they are urgent so I want them to grab my attention.
How can I get the old behavior back?
I need both louder beeps and I want them no matter what else I am doing on the phone at the time.
Yes, I have it up as high as it can go, change with buttons off and have it repeat 3 times.
Message notifications are still very soft and do not show up if I am doing something else on the phone at the time it comes in. Yet my phone ring is nice and loud and interrupts whatever I am doing. Which is exactly as it should.
this is where the Apple watch can be really handy. I hardly notice notification on my iPhone as it is not always besides me, especially when I am home. I wear my Apple watch 20 hours in a day except when it is on the charger
Don’t have one. Watches are not compatible with my style of farming. My phone is always with me in a pouch in my belt though so I always have it. At night it’s on the bedstand beside me but set to no notifications.
What model phone are you on? My Mother has had this bug for over a year now, on an iPhone 7. She refuses to let me do a factory reset so I don’t know if that would fix the problem, but subsequent iOS updates haven’t fixed it, and neither does turning it off and on again. Luckily she is on her phone a lot and the red notification icon still shows so she does usually notice eventually if someone has texted
I’ve been fighting this for a year now, and I only just now realized (thanks to your comment here) that it’s only some SMS messages that I don’t get notified about. iMessage alerts seem to come through just fine.