Are you having a hard time getting alerts when someone sends you a text message? This is a common problem that causes much trouble for iPhone users.
However, there are several possible solutions that can help you fix this issue. One of these is updating your iPhone’s system software.
1. Turn off Focus mode
Apple’s new Focus mode was intended to help you take back control of your phone and limit distractions from unnecessary alerts. It works by filtering notifications from certain people and apps, depending on what’s important to you at the time.
But it has a bug that some iPhone users are not happy with. It’s a subtle but annoying tweak that makes it seem like your notifications are still being delivered when you’re not in a Focus mode, even though they are.
To fix this, you need to disable the Focus status sharing feature on your iPhone. That’s what lets other iPhone users know you have notifications silenced. To turn it off, just toggle this setting.
2. Unmute the message thread
One of the best ways to stop your iPhone from buzzing with text notifications is to mute the message thread. This will silence the notifications for both iMessages (indicated by blue chat bubbles) and SMS text messages (green bubbles).
To mute the conversation, open the Messages app on your iOS device. Swipe left on the conversation you wish to mute, and then tap the crossed-out bell icon.
3. Turn off Do Not Disturb mode
Do Not Disturb mode can be a good way to ensure you don’t miss important calls or messages while you’re trying to work on something else. However, it can also be annoying if you have it on too much and start to miss important notifications.
If you have this problem, the first thing to try is turning off Do Not Disturb mode. This will silence all calls and notifications on your iPhone.
4. Check the notification tone for the contact
One of the best ways to avoid missing text notifications is by setting a custom notification tone for your contacts. This will allow you to hear who is contacting you without looking at your iPhone.
The process is easy and quick – just select the contact and check their notification tone.
You can also set custom alert tones for specific contacts, and even add haptic feedback to vibration patterns so that you know exactly when they’re messaging you. All of this can help you keep up to date with all your important messages without being distracted by loud noises when you’re not expecting them.
5. Turn on Do Not Disturb mode
You can turn on Do Not Disturb mode on an iPhone if you don’t want to receive notifications or calls. It’s a great option if you have meetings, formal events or want to stay in a movie theater without being distracted by notifications.
To turn on Do Not Disturb, swipe down from the top of your screen to open Control Center. Then tap the Do Not Disturb button, which looks like a crescent moon.
6. Turn off Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a standard feature that allows iPhone devices to exchange data over a wireless network. It can sometimes drain your battery, so it is important to turn it off when you are not using it.
Some people like to keep Bluetooth on their iPhone because it is useful for using AirPods, sending files to other devices, and other wireless services. However, leaving Bluetooth on indefinitely can cause some issues, including wasting battery power and draining your device’s memory.
You can disable Bluetooth on your iPhone by either tapping the button in Control Center or by opening the Settings app. The former will disconnect your iPhone from paired devices, while the latter will stop new connections.