The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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no notification sound on text messages

I installed Go SMS Pro and Chomp SMS because I thought it would be cute to have the same emoticons that I was missing from my iPhone 4S.

I didn't like the way it looked, so I uninstalled and restarted my phone. Now, I don't get sound on any incoming texts, while everything else has sound. I went to General Settings and checked that everything is properly marked. I went into the message icon and checked the settings there as well—everything is properly marked. There is no mute icon in the top bar.

This is the weird part. When I go into General Settings > Sound > Volume > Notifications and change the tone, I hear it. When I change the settings through the message icon, I do not hear the tones..... help!

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Audible notification for Message+ on Galaxy S8 stopped working yesterday 6.17. All settings are correct and volume is up. Reboot did not help. Previous comment above (re: building?) is not coherent with this thread. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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First, go to Softkey (Menu icon left of Home button) > Settings > More > Application Manger. Select Go SMS (or your default text app). Make sure "show notifications" is checked. This worked for me! I hope it helps.

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Excellent!! Thank you for your tip! it worked for me!

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That's the tip that helped me ... cheers mate

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Brilliant Thanks :)

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Thanks bunches! That's what did it for me. :-)

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perfect;

tanx so much !

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None of the methods on this page worked for me - all of the suggested changes were already properly set. Turning them off and back on did precisely nothing too. But sometimes turning the settings back and forth won't take unless the confused device is restarted at a crucial part in the process, so here is what I did which finally fixed it for me:

1. Turn the notifications OFF in the app settings: (pull the notification area down > touch the gear icon to open Settings > More > Application Manager > All > Messaging > Show notifications (uncheck it)

2. Restart the phone

3. Send yourself the message and before it arrives, immediately exit the app by repeatedly hitting the "back" soft button (you need to do this fast – as soon as you hit Send). You should NOT receive the notification at this point.

4. Restart the phone

5. Send yourself another message and before it arrives, immediately exit the app again. You should still NOT receive the notification at this point, but by now you will have forced the phone to accept your own "notification off" setting (I love reverse psychology)

6. Restart the phone

7. Turn the notifications ON in the app settings: (notification area gear icon to open Settings > More > Application Manager > All > Messaging > Show notifications (check it)

8. Restart the phone again (I know, it's a pain in the keester, but it's all in the restarts)

9. Send yourself yet another message. Again, before it arrives, immediately exit the app. At this point I did receive the notification, but if you do not, restart the phone one last time and try texting yourself while doing the whole bailing-faster-than-a-hamster shimmy.

IMPORTANT: The native texting app won't notify you of incoming messages when you have the thread open (even with the notifications on – that's a default behavior as there is no point in notifying you about incoming messages while you're looking at them). That is why you need to exit the thread BEFORE the text arrives by hitting "back" (home button might not be enough to do the trick). So if you are still not receiving notifications, make sure it's not a simple case of staring at your own thread while receiving your own texts.

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YES!!! This finally did it - none of the other posts here worked until I tried this. Judging by some other folks' experience, this should be a pinned answer at the very top of this thread

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None of the other methods worked. Thank you for posting this

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This is what did it. I tried other suggestions in this thread, but this one was it

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Referring to your comment saying The native texting app won't notify you of incoming messages when you have the thread open (even with the notifications on – that's a default behavior as there is no point in notifying you about incoming messages while you're looking at them), do you know if it is possible to change this? Because it used to work on the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini I had and in fact, you sometimes don't look at your phone so it is a problem if there is no sound in this case

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@didoodam (CASSETT) - I'm not entirely sure if there is a way to change that - on my phone that's just how text app works. However, I myself got into a good habit of simply hitting the home button after I am done - that's all it took for my S4 to realize the app is no longer in focus and start alerting me again (also, a good battery-saving strategy overall, since some apps continue doing stuff when left in focus).

I personally hate it when I ask a question on a forum, and someone gives me a "you-don't-wanna-do-that, do-this-instead" answer... yet here I am doing the same to you. =(

My apologies for that. Unfortunately that is the best answer I can give you since I don't know of a trick that forces the texting app to notify you of incoming texts while the receiving thread is open

Sorry for a tardy reply, by the way. And if you liked the tip on how to fix the initial problem, pls do upvote it. It helps it stick to the top so more peeps can benefit from it rather than have to go through the whole thread =)

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Pl check the 'Blocking Mode' timing. settings> My device> Blocking mode> uncheck diable notifications, or change the bolocking mode time to latenight (11.30 pm?)

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this worked for us thanks

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thank you so much i was going nuts trying to work it out

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OH MY GOD. Thank you sooo much. (I have the S5 Active) I went into Blocking Mode (which I have enabled) Settings and unchecked Turn Off Notifications.

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thank you very much !!! this was helpful!! finally distinct sound for text.

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You are the bomb! I thought I tried everything...it worked from the blocking mode. Thank you!

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HANGOUTS settings will override SMS Messaging settings. My daughters new (Verizon) Galaxy S4 Mini would only count one incoming SMS text after a reboot on the Home screen, while 2+ unread text messages were waiting within the SMS app.

Go into Hangouts> Settings and deselect the checkbox that redirects SMS messages to Hangouts. Be sure to go into the SMS>Settings and enable Notifications. This solved the problem for us.

Best of luck:)

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You're the guy

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Excellent would never have thought of that been frustrating me for ages

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Hold volume button, press gear icon on right side of volume slider that appears on screen and 4 different area volumes will appear..more than likely your system volume (the bottom option) is turned down all the way, just adjust

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After trying everything else suggested, this hold volume button, then settings button from there, sure enough, my 'notifications' volume was at zero & all I had to do was adjust it on again. Thank you so much!!!

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This totally worked for me, thank you!

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This works for me. I dont even remember when this was turned off. Thanks a lot.

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Totally did the trick!!! Thanks!!!

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Best solution ever!!!

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I had same issue on a S4 Mini.

None of the solutions provided was working for me ...

...then I checked in Settings -> Application Manager -> All -> Messages

There it was unticked the "Show notifications" checkbox !!!!

I've ticked it and now I receive all SMS notifications (whatever I've configured) !

Hope this works for you also !

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You rock! This worked for me and I was going bananas trying everything. Thanks!

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Thank you! Finally a solution!

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Oh my god! I tried a hundred things! Finally this was all I needed.

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Finally, thx a lot. It drived me crazy!

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awesome!

this worked!

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Is it all text notifications or just SMS Pro and Chomp SMS? (Guessing it's stock SMS app since you uninstalled SMS Pro and Chomp SMS.)

Go to the Stock SMS App > Softkey (Menu icon left of Home button) > Settings:

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See if Notifications is checked. If so, I suggest tapping the Softkey (Menu icon left of Home button) inside the Settings menu, then tapping on Restore Default Settings. If that helps or does, please let me know!

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Follow this

system settings> manage apps> go sms pro> check the "Show notifications" (given under force stop & uninstall)

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Yay!! I was going insane trying to figure this out. Especially when all other notifications sounds worked. It was just for my texts with either Go SMS Pro or the basic default text. I followed the above directions and EUREKA!!! After a week of trying everything in my power, it now works. So thanks.

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Duh, Missed this one too. I feel like txbritgal right now.

Thank you AMJAD.

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For anyone having problem with their notification (like no sounds or message alert tone not working) after installing GO sms pro, here's what i did. hope it works on your phone.

1. Go to your original 'messaging', uncheck the "notification" in its setting..

2. Go to your Go sms pro, go to settings and look for advanced setting. uncheck "PRIORITY MESSAGING".

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it seems that after uninstal that emoticons application the notification is turn off , just check it and its ok

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I had this problem when I first got my S4 as new. I solved it by taking out the battery, leaving the phone for 10 minutes or so, re-inserting the battery and, when I switched the phone back on, the SMS tone was working

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Press and hold the power button tap on the restart button and that should work

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The only solution I've found that worked for me is factory reset, but that deletes all your files, so do a backup beforehand

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Michelle, a forced stop of Hangouts (or any app) is only good until you reboot, which will auto-restart the app. I recommend that you change the Settings in the Hangouts app to prevent your SMS texts from being redirected to Hangouts. I'm not a Pro, but it's what I experienced.

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Ok I was really annoyed when I never got any notification when someone texted me, I have a galaxy s4 and I read all of these comments and nothing worked I know nothing about phones, I had no choice but to tern on sms again grr. My phone just needed a update and after I updated my phone it worked again hahaha it was so easy you just have to wait until you need an update then it fixed mine hope it helps!!!!

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All I did was turn up the volume and when the volume bar pops up you hit the settings icon and it will open a screen where you control the volume of your notifications!!!!!!

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Unchecking SMS in Hangouts worked for me. Weird that Hangouts showed Notification on with sound, but still didn't make any sound when text came in. Maybe it has to be up and running in the foreground before it will sound off.

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I am sorry if this is a year too late. I had the same problem. I just went into settings, from settings go to the (my device) tab then go to (sound) then scroll down to messages. When you click messages there should be a box that says notifications. It should be checked. If it isn't then this is your problem

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i went in2 hangouts & changed the settings & now my sms tone is alive & kicking ... greg.m

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Open your messages app at bottom of home screen

tap next to bottom button open settings,

go down to Notifications and click on the......make sounds and show icon in status bar when you receive a message .

My problem was solved as was my wifes and I hope yours will be as .

RonB

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Hi, my problem was that i did not received notifications for ChompSMS after i had to remove and again install the chompSMS App! for problem solving, I set the default app as SMS tool and then i did received notification. Back to ChompSMS as default App and checked the notifications setting : the notifications were enabled. Strange, still no notifications in Chomp SMS !!!!! Finaly it seemed like i also had to check the phone configuration : 'settings/manage Apps/chomp SMS' the checkbox 'show notifications' was not enabled. Enabled this setting and all was OK again.

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Just clear all default apps. this worked for me. use the 'active applications' widget for easier access. go to 'clear defaults' tab. clear everything.

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I had exactly the same problem - but restarted the phone and it corrected! (press the power butten for several sconcs, when the manu pops up presss "restart")

Hope it works for you.

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