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  1. SILVERAYAN JOSEPH's Avatar
    My mobile is Galaxy J2. Everytime I receive sms text there is no notification sound to alert me.
    Please assist. Thanks
    01-07-2017 06:05 AM
  2. MsRose426's Avatar
    I have tried every single suggestion on this thread and NOTHING works...I am so frustrated...I have no idea why this has happened but its been going on for a few months... Ugh
    01-18-2017 02:52 PM
  3. Sunnie49er's Avatar
    I tried many of the suggestions in this thread, but none seemed to work for me. I was not receiving notifications of any kind for text messages. I tried restarting the phone, removing the SIM card, going into Settings > Applications > Messages > Notifications and tried all the tricks with the volume and choosing a different notification sound, etc.... still nothing. I have the Galaxy S6 by the way. It turns out there is another setting aside from turning Notifications on or off. There is also a setting to block notifications. I don't know how it got turned on but here you go: Settings > Applications > Application Manager > Messages > Notifications > Allow Notifications > ON!!
    Omg thank you for figuring it out. I have tried everything I could think of to fix the sound on messages and nothing work till found ur solution. Thanks I can stop going nuts!!
    01-20-2017 06:51 PM
  4. skipowder1's Avatar
    Re: Notification Sound for text message not working on Samsung Note 4
    01-21-2017 09:48 AM
  5. kmangirl's Avatar
    Yes this helped me! Thank you.

    Another way I found to do it is to go to

    settings>>>sounds and vibration>>>>volume>>>and turn up the "notification" volume!
    01-21-2017 09:21 PM
  6. bigbmc26's Avatar
    Yes this helped me! Thank you.

    Another way I found to do it is to go to

    settings>>>sounds and vibration>>>>volume>>>and turn up the "notification" volume!
    This lead me to realize that android wear was muting all notifications on the device. Once I turned that off in the android wear app, everything is back to normal, all notifications work now.
    02-01-2017 10:15 AM
  7. lilcritter9's Avatar
    I don't know about other phones but on the Samsung Galaxy Luna every time you change one volume there is a little down arrow next to the slider. If you tap it it will allow you to change any volume you like (Ringtone, Media, Notifications and System Sounds) .
    02-03-2017 05:58 AM
  8. kempcl's Avatar
    I tried that and mine still doesn't work. If I have ANY applications open, not just the message+, it still doesn't sound.
    02-03-2017 01:47 PM
  9. dappydarwin's Avatar
    I created my account just for a response to this. After dealing with using another application for over a year I finally found the setting that fixed my issue with no notification sound coming from the native client, Go to Settings >>> Sounds and notification >>> Application notifications >>> Messages >>> ensure "Allow notifications" is turned on. It states right in the description "Receive notifications from this app, including notification messages, sounds, and vibration." It's finally working!!!!!!!!
    02-15-2017 04:52 AM
  10. RichWINTER's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S6 and about three weeks ago (after latest Android update - 6.0.1), when the Verizon Messages+ app was open in a conversation, it wouldn't sound an alert if someone replied immediately to my message (it used to!). You can imagine how frustrating when you turn away for a few seconds after sending a message and the screen times out, and you're waiting and waiting and waiting for a reply, only to discover minutes later that the reply was received right away, but your alert notification didn't inform you. Also happened to my wife's exact same phone.

    I searched through hundreds of messages in a variety of threads and tried every suggestion possible; in many instances the features on my phone were already activated so those obviously weren't the issues. Got as desperate as installing two different messaging apps from Google Playstore; one was a piece of junk and the other had the same issue - no alert if app was open. Two and one-half hours later, out of severe desperation, I re-enabled the Verizon app...AND NOW IT WORKS!

    So, if you try the various suggestions (they are worth trying, because you never know what is going on behind the scenes) and nothing works, try reloading the Verizon app and hopefully that will do the trick!

    Now if I could only get the alert sound to work when I say "OK GOOGLE"...
    02-18-2017 01:28 PM
  11. ChelseaNobles's Avatar
    As ridiculous as this sounds, I have spent the last 2 days fiddling around and diving through songs and I finally found a fix that worked for me. I have the galaxy s5 through Verizon...go to Settings>>>Applications>>>Messages>>>Notifications>>>Notification Sound. When it pops up to let you pick what sound you want, turn the volume up or down using the button on the side of your phone. I have no idea what made me think of this, but it worked and I finally have sound on my text message notifications. Hope this helps everyone!!
    That worked, great idea, thank you!
    03-03-2017 07:57 PM
  12. Delmessgirl's Avatar
    I received my Samsung Galaxy S7 about a week and a half ago, suddenly my text sound stopped alerting me. After searching several forums, including this one. I found that going to settings >device>applications> application manager, then scrolling to messages, once there my notifications were set to Off, once I turned it back on problem was solved. I have no idea how it got turned off, unless an upgrade did it. Hope that helps
    03-06-2017 07:19 AM
  13. daRicksta's Avatar
    The same thing was happening on my wife's phone plus the green notification LED wasn't flashing when I sent her texts. I looked at the last text I sent her and to the right side of it there was a speaker with an X icon. I tapped the 3-bar settings menu with our conversation and saw "Unmute Conversation". I tapped it and that speaker icon disappeared. Now my wife is hearing the message notification tone when I send her a text and the green LED is once again flashing.
    03-17-2017 04:12 PM
  14. SwarthySynthStudio's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    Galaxy J7
    I was having a similar issue and i recently discovered that Android now has a separate tab called 'notifications' under the settings menu, where you can toggle each applications notifications and their appropriate parameters. I'm my case the messenger application was set to "off". Go figure
    03-21-2017 10:18 PM
  15. Padillaz's Avatar
    I have a NOTE 5 and had he same issues for the past few days after an update to Android 6.01 with none of my sounds coming through. I figured out that messenger was BLOCKED.
    Go to: SETTINGS-APPLICATIONS---under "APPLICATION SETTINGS" find "MESSAGES" and make sure that "NOTIFICATIONS" is turned ON.
    03-23-2017 03:37 PM
  16. rckimmo's Avatar
    I couldn't get any notifications either on my s7. Sound mode on? Check. Volume turned up? Check. Notifications for email and messaging apps on? Check. Still nothing.

    I ended up at Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Volume and discovered that the Notification volume was on silent. Whaaaat? Anyway, I increased the volume and voila! Problem solved!
    04-15-2017 11:48 AM
  17. Stacy T's Avatar
    It's lollipop - After 2 hours of tech support with Verizon, and the Verizon Tech calling the Samsung Tech, I was told the stock Samsung Messenger App with Lollipop no longer had an alert for open SMS Messenger because "If it is open, it means you are looking at it." <eyeroll> I explained to them that I was waiting for someone the other day after texting them "I'm ready" then I proceeded to put my shoes on, they sat outside my house and texted me 10 times to let me know they were waiting... with no alert. The same issue with the stock Calendar, stock notifications don't work, however if you choose the dropdown choice "email" as the alert it works, but then you have to clear out your email because it is filled with emails of alert notifications.

    After looking at the 3rd party choices (for hours) I installed both SMS KK and Calendar KK, I paid for the Prime version. I love them. I disabled the stock apps afterward. I have no idea what back processes these 2 stock apps were running but since I disabled them my phone's battery life has doubled and everything is running smoother/faster.

    Finally, I am considering disabling the stock Galaxy S5 camera app because the Lollipop update has affected it as well. Autofocus is iffy, as soon as I open it the phone gets hot and the battery drains rapidly. I have 2 other Camera Apps on my phone already and neither of them have performance issues.

    I hope this helps others, and thank you both for helping.

    Could you please be more specific on the apps? A search for SMS KK in the play store doesn't kind an app with that name. Who is the creator of the apps? That may help. Thanks
    04-20-2017 10:20 AM
  18. swisher43's Avatar
    As ridiculous as this sounds, I have spent the last 2 days fiddling around and diving through songs and I finally found a fix that worked for me. I have the galaxy s5 through Verizon...go to Settings>>>Applications>>>Messages>>>Notifications>>>Notification Sound. When it pops up to let you pick what sound you want, turn the volume up or down using the button on the side of your phone. I have no idea what made me think of this, but it worked and I finally have sound on my text message notifications. Hope this helps everyone!!


    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    I would say you have no idea how long and hard I've been searching for this answer... but you clearly do. I literally let it go for 4 months.. .. . . . .

    How and why that is even a thing in the settings is ridiculous. I love ANDROID and Galaxy phones but dang. This one thing had me about to smash my phone with a hammer.
    04-21-2017 07:46 AM
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