1. gatorfan79's Avatar
    My 4S has started doing something weird. Every time I get a text message or an iMessage, the sound goes off twice in a row. Have you ever gotten two texts back-to-back and the alert goes like half way off and then sounds off again? That's what it's doing. I'd swear I was getting two messages at the same time... but I'm not. I've checked my settings and my alert tone (it's the default one. yes, I'm boring.)

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
    10-27-2011 09:00 AM
  2. murrelldj's Avatar
    Hi..... Go to notifications, messages and change repeat alert to "never" it will only alert you once then... I noticed same thing then figured out it was that.

    Hope it works for you
    10-27-2011 09:53 AM
  3. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Hi..... Go to notifications, messages and change repeat alert to "never" it will only alert you once then... I noticed same thing then figured out it was that.

    Hope it works for you
    That's not it. The repeat is for repeating every few mins or so, not double alerts.


    Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
    10-27-2011 10:32 AM
  4. saynt j's Avatar
    Go to Notifications, and select Messages, change the notifications to None (vs banner or alert)... That's where your second notification sound will disappear.

    You will still be able to view your messages in the pull down tab. All you are doing is removing the revolving notification at the top of the screen.
    10-27-2011 10:39 AM
  5. creighton's Avatar
    Mine did that too. So did another friends. Both started doing it at about the same time early this week and had not done so during the week before. The notification sound all of sudden played twice for every message. I did a factory reset on mine and it has stopped. The other guy says it still happens to him, but only when he receives messages sent via iMessage. Messages sent via SMS only trigger the notification once.
    10-27-2011 10:44 AM
  6. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I have had banners on and repeat set since beta 4 on my original iPhone 4 and now on my 4s, and I have never had double notifications. It isn't the banner, it's some other bug causing it.


    Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
    10-27-2011 12:08 PM
  7. zahwoot's Avatar
    This same issue has been happening to me for almost a week now. It happens on self made text tones and the default text tones. I haven't tried a full wipe of the device yet.
    12-20-2011 09:23 AM
  8. tyler_zyco's Avatar
    SnoopinNewton just helped me with the fix via twitter! He has made a fixed version of the Tri-tone sounds and so far I havent had any double sounds!

    Instructions here: AdF.ly - shrink your URLs and get paid!
    click "News"
    06-01-2012 01:29 AM
  9. Unreal.images's Avatar
    This has become a issue for me as well.
    06-07-2012 01:48 PM
  10. tyler_zyco's Avatar
    Any success with SnoopinNewton's fix? It worked for me.
    06-07-2012 07:31 PM
  11. petrchutny's Avatar
    Thank you! Year ago, I was angry about this. Year later, I just read your reply
    07-28-2014 03:36 PM
  12. Evan Taylor1's Avatar
    Settings> Notifications> Messages> Repeat Alerts> Never

    - Evan Taylor
    03-21-2016 09:19 PM
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