TXT message alerts
Found a problem after downloading iOS 5 in my iPhone 4 with the TXT and email alerts. When phone is plugged into USB port in the car, I can no longer hear a TXT message or email alert through the cars speakers. The phone rings, throught the cars speakers, but to be alerted of a TXT I have to now hold onto the phone to feel it vibrate.
I've tried everything I can think of in the settings even trying to go back to the old style alerts, but no luck...
After talking to some others, it might be a good feature for people who don't want their music interupted by emails and text message alerts. but this is a phone first and foremost, and it seems odd to loose a function on the phone part.
Anyone else having this problem?
- 10-16-2011, 10:47 PM #2
- 10-16-2011, 10:51 PM #3
- 10-16-2011, 11:51 PM #4
- 10-17-2011, 12:14 AM #5
I've noticed the exact same thing over bluetooth. I won't get text alerts, but will get phone call alerts. I do think it works if it's on vibrate, but I don't pay attention.
Granted, I don't really care since I don't check messages that often, but it would be nice to glance at my phone and see who it was so I could then call them.
- 10-17-2011, 06:51 PM #8
- 10-18-2011, 06:55 AM #10
I am not sure as I am a NOOB to iPhone, but could it have anything to do with the settings. I just checked my phone Notifications > Message (or Mail) > Alert Style. There are three choices. Do you have banners selected? Try alerts and see if that changes the situation.
P S My initial reaction to your post was the same noaim's. It is more of a "Parental" warning/alarm thing than being mean or trying to put someone down.
- 10-18-2011, 09:29 AM #11
- 10-18-2011, 03:50 PM #12
i noticed the same thing when i dock my phone at night on my clock.. the phone will ring if someone calls me, but it will not play the text tone. this is my first iPhone (4) and I've only had it for a few months, so I just assumed it was the phone. (it did it before i updated to iOS 5) ive gotten use to not putting the phone on the dock until after I've talked to both my kids (away at college) and i tell them if there is an emergency, don't text me call me!!!! so is this a problem with my alarm clock being its not an apple product? or a phone problem?
- 10-18-2011, 03:53 PM #13
I have it set in Sounds Settings to ring and vibrate.... and yeah I've tried it in the ring only mode with no success
However I noticed today the bluetooth works fine unplugged, but when I received a call while it was plugged in charging and playing iPod, and I could not answer the call through the steering wheel controls while it was plugged in on bluetooth, sound would only come out of the phone's earpiece. I only knew I had a call coming in becasue the volume dropped and the phone was vibrating in my lap. All these things worked fine the day before the update, and after the update, it just seems something changed inside my phone making the cord prohibit a few features.
- 10-19-2011, 08:51 AM #15
- 10-20-2011, 06:28 PM #17
Now to a productive, non trolling reply.
iVirginia, could it be that your phone got corrupted during the upgrade process? I'd try wiping the phone and reinstalling iOS 5 from scratch. The operating system is very stable, but there can always be a hiccup.
Thanks, I'll have to try that... was hoping to do that as a last resort. I've also nopticed that no alerts of any kind (calendar reminders or even other apps like Voxer that work like a walkie talkie) will give an audible alert while plugged into the USB port. I was thinking of uninstalling the phone from my radio's bluetooth, and reinstalling it. What's frustrating is no one else I've run into has a USB in their car that can tell me if it's happening to their phone too....