1. iEd's Avatar
    That stinks
    I think BBM would need those system privileges like Facebook and Twitter to use iOS sounds. Don't know if they add their own sounds within the app. I'm guessing though.
    10-21-2013 09:16 PM
  2. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    I think BBM would need those system privileges like Facebook and Twitter to use iOS sounds. Don't know if they add their own sounds within the app. I'm guessing though.
    It's an iOS limitation as you noted.. the Android version does allow you to change the notification sounds within the app.
    10-21-2013 11:47 PM
  3. juwaack68's Avatar
    See, I'm glad I came here and found out I can't change the sound.... wish I could, but at least I can stop looking now
    ghundiraj likes this.
    10-22-2013 08:18 AM
  4. linsiris's Avatar
    Notifications sounds and badges working fine for me since installing the app (well, since getting the email, going to the app etc...you get it).
    10-22-2013 03:04 PM
  5. candy84's Avatar
    I was wondering if someone could help. I am getting NO notifications from bbm. All I get is the standard red star when I get a new message. I have tried to delete and re install and it won't work. Also in settings and notification center...I am not seeing the BBM app listed

    Please help
    10-22-2013 04:20 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I was wondering if someone could help. I am getting NO notifications from bbm. All I get is the standard red star when I get a new message. I have tried to delete and re install and it won't work. Also in settings and notification center...I am not seeing the BBM app listed

    Please help
    Sounds like push is off completely. Did you make sure BBM isn't listed in the 'Do Not Include' portion as you scroll down in notification center settings?
    10-22-2013 04:23 PM
  7. candy84's Avatar
    yes i confirmed its not listed there either
    10-22-2013 04:25 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    yes i confirmed its not listed there either
    How about hard rebooting the phone?
    10-22-2013 04:28 PM
  9. candy84's Avatar
    How about hard rebooting the phone?
    You beat me to responding. Hard resetting made the app show up in notification centre. Thanks !
    ghundiraj likes this.
    10-22-2013 04:34 PM
  10. Anilu7's Avatar
    You beat me to responding. Hard resetting made the app show up in notification centre. Thanks !
    Also check Settings -- > Notifications --> BBM and change to No alert, Banner or Alert (I like Banner). You can also turn the notification sound on and off. Check there and play with it.
    10-23-2013 01:40 AM
  11. ritesh's Avatar
    It's an iOS limitation as you noted.. the Android version does allow you to change the notification sounds within the app.
    WhatsApp has the 'within app' permission to change sounds for individual and group messages along with a whole lot of customisation for sounds and alerts. Don't see a reason why BBM should be denied.
    GadgetGran likes this.
    10-23-2013 05:07 AM
  12. whowint's Avatar
    hey dude, it seems the default notification setting for BBM is disable, so you won't hear the sounds.
    just go settings-->Notification Center-->BBM-->Badge App Icon&Sounds (let them on), and it works. Try it.
    10-24-2013 12:41 AM
  13. GadgetGran's Avatar
    The only sound is a silly 'ping' sound for BBM on an iPhone. There is no setting to choose your own sound. Setting>Notification centre>BBM app only gives you the option to allow that 'ping' sound or not. Bit ridiculous I would say....
    10-25-2013 08:25 AM
  14. Blackfeet's Avatar
    Does anybody know of a way to get the alert sound LOUDER? My wife and I both installed BBM on our 4 and 4S respectively and the alert is so low we usually miss it.

    Any ideas?
    10-28-2013 10:13 PM
  15. iPhoneXT's Avatar
    I was really excited for the cross-platform release of BBM, but I feared the issue of not being able to change the alert tone... And, of course, my fears were confirmed after downloading the application; there is not way to change the tone or vibration. I have run into this problem with several other third party apps... I love iOS, but this is a glaring issue that needs fixing ASAP. On my old Blackberry I could change the alerts for ANYTHING to my exact specs. This is really a bummer...
    10-30-2013 09:09 AM
  16. Mcwong's Avatar
    Anyway to change the sounds for bbm? Can't find that option anywhere?
    without option to change the tone, voice and video functions are useless on the iPhone. Incoming calls are inaudible. Even the ping shares the same inaudible tone as normal messages.
    10-31-2013 10:05 AM
  17. poocheter's Avatar
    just pants typical blackberry and apple meeting half way!
    11-10-2013 09:38 AM
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