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I can't seem to get an audible sound when text message received.

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Any more details would be useful - stock message app or another? – gary Dec 12 '10 at 13:00
I have the sam problem using Samsung Galaxy S2. Had sound tones from soundboard apps, now nothing, even when using tones that previously worked. I don't have an SMS APP just whats on the phone. When chosing a tone from the list they play fine, but not when receiving a message. Unsure exactly what was done before the loss of sound. – user5900 Jun 14 '11 at 13:28

Things to check include:

  • You have configured a sound for your SMS app
  • The notification volume is reasonable (in line with the ringer volume is probably good)
  • You don't have either silent or vibrate silent mode selected
  • You've enabled notifications in your SMS app
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