1. MaddSkillz's Avatar
    Does the texting app seriously need to audibly notify me every time a new message comes in when I'm inside the freaking text app? This is where the iPhone shines, IMO. Hey phone, you're in my ******* hand, I'm looking at you, I'm in a conversation with that person and you're ******* alerting me of a new message from them?!

    How can I have a texting conversation with someone without alerting everyone in the room of it? Oh yeah, I just have to turn everything the **** down?! Great!

    Can someone tell me if there is a fix for this?
    01-09-2014 11:56 AM
  2. MaddSkillz's Avatar
    No looking good with so many views and no responses. =(
    01-09-2014 02:01 PM
  3. dm3ready's Avatar
    Never bothered me....until you brought it up! :-(
    lol
    01-10-2014 07:52 AM
  4. MaddSkillz's Avatar
    When you're in a conversation with someone you don't need an alert every time a new message comes in! That's annoying! Sure alert me when the texting app is closed but geez...
    01-10-2014 10:01 AM
  5. MaddSkillz's Avatar
    Bump
    01-14-2014 10:18 AM
  6. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Hi. There should be an option to turn off alerts in that app. What options do you get when you tap the menu button (three dots)?

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    01-14-2014 12:02 PM
  7. MaddSkillz's Avatar
    Within the settings of the text app and under Notification Settings I can enable or disable "Notifications: Make sounds and show icon in the status bar when you receive message."

    There are no other options. Other than another texting app which I haven't looked much into. Was hoping others have traveled this path before and could offer some suggestions. I guess I'm the first person to have issue with being audibly alerted when I'm texting with someone.
    01-14-2014 12:38 PM
  8. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    No, most will give the sound alerts. Try a different app. Whatsapp, Textra, Hello, Handcent, 8ms, are all some of the popular ones. Try one and if you don't like it, try another. They probably have more and better settings options. That's the joy of Android.

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    01-14-2014 01:02 PM
  9. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Just want to add that although they allow for sound alerts I'm pretty sure they can be turned off on the SMS apps' settings.

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    01-14-2014 01:19 PM
  10. fishepa's Avatar
    Try using Hangouts.


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    01-14-2014 08:41 PM
  11. androidatic's Avatar
    I assume you're using the stock app? I recommending changing to a third-party app and shutting down the stock app. I don't think I've EVER used the stock app in any phone that I've had.
    01-14-2014 09:32 PM
  12. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    No, most will give the sound alerts. Try a different app. Whatsapp, Textra, Hello, Handcent, 8ms, are all some of the popular ones. Try one and if you don't like it, try another. They probably have more and better settings options. That's the joy of Android.

    Sent from my LG-LG870 using Tapatalk 2
    Textra will not to my knowledge so long as you're in the thread when it receives a new message

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    01-15-2014 07:15 AM

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