One of the most frustrating things that can happen to an iPhone user is when their text sound suddenly stops working. Whether you rely on text messages for work or just to stay in touch with friends and family, not being able to hear the alert tone can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Fortunately, there are several things you can try to fix the problem.
Check Your Volume Settings
The first thing to do is to make sure that your volume settings are not accidentally turned off or set too low. To check this, go to your iPhone’s settings and tap on “Sounds & Haptics.” From there, adjust the volume slider for “Ringer and Alerts” to a comfortable level. You can also make sure that “Change with Buttons” is turned on so that you can use the physical volume buttons on the side of your phone to adjust the sound.
Restart Your iPhone
If adjusting the volume settings doesn’t work, try restarting your iPhone. To do this, press and hold the power button until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Slide the slider to turn off your phone, then wait a few seconds before pressing and holding the power button again to turn it back on.
Check Your Do Not Disturb Settings
If your text sound is still not working, it’s possible that your iPhone’s “Do Not Disturb” settings are preventing the alerts from coming through. To check this, go to your settings and tap on “Do Not Disturb.” Make sure that this feature is turned off or adjust the settings to allow calls and messages from your contacts.
Update Your iPhone
If none of these solutions work, it’s possible that your iPhone’s software is out of date. To check for updates, go to your settings and tap on “General,” then “Software Update.” If there is a new update available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.
Reset Your iPhone
If all else fails, you can try resetting your iPhone to its factory settings. This should only be done as a last resort, as it will erase all of your data and settings. To do this, go to your settings and tap on “General,” then “Reset.” Choose “Erase All Content and Settings” and follow the on-screen instructions.
Having your text sound not working on your iPhone can be a frustrating experience, but there are several things you can try to fix the problem. Check your volume settings, restart your iPhone, check your Do Not Disturb settings, update your iPhone, or reset your iPhone as a last resort. By following these steps, you should be able to hear your text alerts once again.